Hundreds of millions of Facebook user records exposed on Amazon cloud servers

Facebook Inc. user data is still showing up in places it shouldn’t. Researchers at UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, found troves of user information hiding in plain sight, inadvertently posted publicly on Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing servers. The discovery shows that a year after the Cambridge... Continue reading at 'Baltimore Sun'

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-03 20:45:00 UTC ]
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Facebook left ‘hundreds of millions’ of users’ passwords stored in plain text

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it had left “hundreds of millions” of users’ passwords exposed in plain text, potentially visible to the company’s employees, marking another major privacy and security headache for a tech giant already under fire for mishandling people’s personal... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-21 20:35:00 UTC ]
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Facebook left ‘hundreds of millions’ of users’ passwords stored in plain text

Facebook Inc. said Thursday that it had left “hundreds of millions” of users’ passwords exposed in plain text, potentially visible to the company’s employees, marking another major privacy and security headache for a tech giant already under fire for mishandling people’s personal... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-03-21 20:35:00 UTC ]
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Facebook quiz app maker exposed data on over 120 million users

While Facebook tries to close the book on its Cambridge Analytica scandal, it's still dealing with many more. The FTC is conducting a non-public probe into the company's behavior around privacy data, the EU's stricter laws are making it hard for the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook says 50 million user accounts have been affected by a security breach

Nearly 50 million Facebook accounts have been affected by a security breach that enabled hackers to take over users’ accounts, the social media giant announced Friday. The new breach comes as Facebook strives to convince its more than 2 billion users that it can be trusted. It is grappling with... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Up to 87 million Facebook users affected in privacy scandal

Facebook says as many as 87 million people may have had their data accessed in the Cambridge Analytica scandal - an increase from the 50 million disclosed in published reports. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Video Play, Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions for Music Rights

Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload, according to people familiar with the matter.The posting and viewing of video on Facebook has exploded in recent... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Facebook is everything to us’: How Little Things grew to 50 million users in under three years

Feel-good publisher Little Things has built an audience of 50 million users a month thanks to Facebook -- and it's profitable. CEO Joe Speiser joined the Digiday Podcast to discuss how the publisher grew out of its roots as a pet-food retailer, why he's not too worried about being overly reliant... Continue reading at Digiday

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Amazon rebrands Cloud Player with launch of Amazon Music 3 for mobile and desktop

Amazon has refreshed its entire collection of cloud music apps with the releases of Amazon Music for Windows 3.0, Amazon Music for Mac 3.0, Amazon Music  for iPad and iPhone 3.0 and Amazon Music for Android 3.0. All four platforms share similar updates, and accompany Amazon’s foray into music... Continue reading at Betanews

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Facebook Wants to Be a Newspaper. Facebook Users Have Their Own Ideas.

It's tough to make everyone happy. Can Facebook reconcile its high-minded design ideals with the interests of users and publishers? Continue reading at AllThingsD

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NetGalley data breach may have exposed user information

Digital advance-copy service NetGalley has revealed it suffered a data breach just before Christmas that may have exposed members' information. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-29 00:17:57 UTC ]
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Amazon Reports Record Early Holiday Sales

Led by such categories and toys and fashion, Amazon had record sales between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. One book managed to make it onto the company's top-selling items over the period. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors

While reporting big attendance numbers, the Sharjah Book Fair this year is most memorable for events affirming its deepening world publishing relationships. The post Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-11 08:13:34 UTC ]
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Music Is in the Air for Facebook and Instagram Users in More European Markets

Facebook is bringing its music and related interactive video features to more markets in Europe. Music publishing business development lead for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Ella Kirby said in a blog post that music on Facebook and Instagram is now available in Denmark, Finland, Iceland,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-17 15:45:27 UTC ]
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The Groups Where Thousands of Facebook Users Ask for Money

Peer-to-peer aid groups have become a lifeline for those who can’t cover small expenses. Continue reading at The Atlantic

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Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records

Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the company in order to obtain information pertaining to the leak. Today, a US judge sided with shareholders... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-05-31 19:12:00 UTC ]
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Amazon aims to challenge Google after acquiring Sizmek ad server

Amazon has agreed to acquire the ad server business of Sizmek, a move which will have significant implications for both marketers and Google. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, one person whose company was also bidding on Sizmek’s ad server believes the company was seeking about $30... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-31 15:26:13 UTC ]
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Germany’s biggest publisher sales houses unite to fight Google, Facebook and Amazon

Axel Springer and Funke Mediengruppe’s joint sales house Media Impact has joined forces with the joint sales house of fellow publishing juggernauts RTL Groupe and Gruner+Jahr to solidify an advertising alliance that sells the combined inventory of all four media groups. The post Germany’s... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-28 04:01:59 UTC ]
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Government Requests for Facebook User Data Rose 7% in the Second Half of 2018

Facebook received 110,634 government requests for user data in the second half of 2018, up 7% from 103,815 in the first half of 2018, according to its latest Transparency Report, which was released Thursday. The social network said the uptick in the second half of last year was normal compared... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-05-23 23:00:44 UTC ]
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The Amount of Fake Accounts Removed From Facebook This Year Nearly Equals Its Number of Total Active Users

Facebook disabled more than 2 billion fake accounts on Facebook in the first quarter of 2019 alone, nearly the same amount of total monthly active users the company has, the company said Thursday in a report about how it is enforcing its platform rules. The company pulled almost 2.2 billion fake... Continue reading at AdWeek

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