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Facebook Says Hackers Accessed Data Of 29 Million Users

SAN FRANCISCO:  Facebook says hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach disclosed late last month. The leading social network had originally said up to 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that exploited a trio of software flaws to steal “access tokens” that enable people to ... Read More »

Facebook and Instagram to introduce time-management tools 

Facebook and Instagram said they want to help you take control. In a statement, the social media giants — which are both owned by Facebook — announced “new tools to help people manage their time” spent on the platforms.  Among the tools are a way to limit notifications, and a ... Read More »

Facebook bug unblocks unwanted connections for a bit

 The glitch active between May 29 and June 5 has been fixed, according to Facebook, which has been striving to regain trust in the aftermath of a Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal.“We know that the ability to block someone is important,” Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan said in a ... Read More »

Facebook not to show weapon accessory ads to users under 18: Report

The social network currently bans advertisements for the sale of weapons and modifications, like magazines. But Facebook took an additional step of adding an age requirement for ads selling things like holsters, belt accessories or mounted flashlights, CNET reported. For example, advertisements for gun cases, slings and gun paint are ... Read More »

Facebook shared data with Chinese phone makers: Media report

Facebook said the agreements with the Chinese companies allowed them access similar to what was offered to BlackBerry, which could retrieve detailed information on both device users and all of their friends, including religious and political leanings, work and education history and relationship status. The agreements date back to 2010, but ... Read More »

Facebook kills ‘trending’ topics, tests breaking news label

The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world. When Facebook launched “trending” in 2014 as a ... Read More »

PM Modi most popular world leader on Facebook

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook. According to the study “World Leaders on Facebook” released in Geneva by Burson Cohn & Wolfe, over 43 million people follow the Indian premier on the social ... Read More »

PM Modi twice as popular on Facebook as President Trump: Study

President Trump, who rules the other social media platform Twitter, is in second place with 23.1 million followers, according to the new study “World Leaders on Facebook” released on Wednesday by Burson Cohn & Wolfe. The study analyses the activity of 650 Facebook pages of heads of state and government and ... Read More »