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Hackers Access Personal Messages of Over 81,000 Facebook Users

The personal messages of more than 80,000 Facebook users were reportedly accessed and posted by hackers in November. The social media company denied any security breach, saying the leaks appear to have been caused by rogue browser extensions. Private data and personal messages of around 120 million Facebook users at risk An investigation found that […]

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Questioning Facebook’s New Transparency Rules

Political Advertising can be manipulated on Facebook A Business Insider investigation shows that political advertising on Facebook can be manipulated by cyber criminals or hackers even after the implementation of Facebook’s new transparency rules.  Business Insider was able to run fake advertisements as being ‘paid for’ by Cambridge Analytica, in spite of the transparency rules. […]

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Facebook Deletes Over 1.5 Billion Fake Accounts in Just 6 Months

Facebook has eliminated over 1.5 billion fake accounts and over 2.1 billion spam pieces between April and September. Recently, the tech company shared the astonishing number of deleted fake accounts in its Community Standards Report. Facebook gets better at identifying violating content In May, Facebook shared numbers to show the amount of violating content that […]

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Brazil Revenue Department Wants to Monitor Crypto Firms

Brazil’s Department of Federal Revenue, or RFB, published a document which shows that Brazil-based crypto exchange platforms would be required to submit detailed monthly reports on each of their cryptocurrency-related operations. Those who don’t report will face penalty Individuals and companies that use digital assets in Brazil will have to report cryptocurrency-related transactions that exceed […]

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Facebook setting up a task force for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Fake news can and has been a plague in recent years.  In countries like India, there have been several cases of fake news on WhatsApp and Facebook that have led to as many as 12 (known) murders.  It can create political chaos as well by improperly influencing elections. Facebook to launch a task force before […]

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