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Here’s how to see if you’re among the 30 million compromised Facebook users
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social network said on Friday. Some of that data—including phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, searches, location check-ins, and the types […]

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Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too
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Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago. 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hackers. Users can check Facebook’s Help Center to find out if their information was accessed, and Facebook will send customized alerts to […]

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Facebook breach put data of 50 million users at risk     – CNET
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The vulnerability had to do with the social network’s “view as” feature.

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Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans To Closely Track Search Users in China: The Intercept
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Google bosses have forced employees to delete a confidential memo circulating inside the company that revealed explosive details about a plan to launch a censored search engine in China, The Intercept has learned. From the report: The memo, authored by a Google engineer who was asked to work on the project, disclosed that the search […]

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Hundreds of Instagram users report similarly hacked accounts
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A number of people have reported having their Instagram accounts hacked this month, Mashable reports, and many of these hacks appear to have taken the same approach. Users suddenly find themselves logged out of their accounts and when they try to log…

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YouTube's dark mode reaches Android users
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YouTube has taken its sweet time bringing its "dark theme" to Android (iOS users got the option in March), but it's finally here. The streaming video giant has started rolling out the option to at least some Google-powered devices. If you have it o…

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Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change
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Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin…

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Hacking Campaign Targets iPhone Users With Data-Stealing, Location-Tracking Malware
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ZDNet reports of a new mobile malware campaign that is “gaining access to iPhones by tricking users to download an open-source mobile device management (MDM) software package.” From the report: Once in control, the unidentified hackers can steal various forms of sensitive information from infected devices, including the phone number, serial number, location, contact details, […]

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Spotify users request refunds after over-the-top Drake promotion
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Last week, Drake smashed the single-day record for total number of album streams on Spotify with the release of his new record Scorpion, but the artist had some help in making that happen. Spotify placed Drake prominently on its playlists, effectivel…

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