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Facebook embarrassed by yet another huge data flop-up

Social network uploaded 1.5 million users’ email contacts without their permission Facebook harvested the email contacts of more than 1.5 million new users who joined the site since 2016, without their consent. The social network has said it “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts after asking some users to email passwords when signing up to the… Read More


Is Facebook hiding behind Siculus shell for new US data centre?

Facebook appears to be donning the Siculus mask for a 1m sq. ft extension to its Altoona campus in Iowa A company working behind the name Siculus Inc. is set to construct a 1 million-square-foot data centre directly north of Facebook’s 1 million-square-foot data centre campus in Altoona, Iowa, according to local reports. The massive… Read More


540 million Facebook account records found on unprotected AWS S3 buckets

Facebook data dump found by security researchers on unprotected AWS instances Facebook user data has been found publicly accessible on AWS, a new report from security researchers says. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it found more than 540 million records – including account names, comments and likes – had been stored publicly on AWS S3 buckets… Read More


Facebook to introduce explainability to ad and news feed algorithms

New tool will enable users to see how Facebook ranks posts based on user habits Facebook is to begin explaining to users why they are seeing certain posts on their news feed in an attempt to make the platform easier to understand. The social network has announced it is to start offering users a “why… Read More


Facebook under criminal investigation for illegal data-sharing

The social network is accused of sharing private data with around 150 companies Facebook is under criminal investigation in the US over the alleged sharing of user data with some of the world’s biggest tech firms, a report has claimed. At least two manufacturers of smartphones and other devices have been asked to submit records… Read More



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