Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

However, the social network harbors no plans to deploy the technology in any of its services any time soon. Facebook has developed a machine-learning method that aims to help with face de-identification in video content. In its paper, the Facebook AI research team explains it has developed the technology in response to ethical concerns that arise … More Facebook builds tool to confound facial recognition

A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users

The bug, which has already been fixed by Facebook, allowed access to private user information that could be abused by malicious actors. A security flaw that allowed an attacker to access account information, such as a user’s full phone number and real name of Instagram users was found. Facebook, who previously confirmed the existence of … More A vulnerability in Instagram exposes personal information of users

Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit

The legal action, brought over alleged click injection fraud, is said to be among the first of its kind. Facebook announced this week that it is suing two Asia-based Android app developers over alleged ad fraud. The social network alleges that LionMobi, based in Hong Kong, and JediMobi, based in Singapore, made apps available on the Google … More Facebook hits two app developers with lawsuit

540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps

Look who’s stalking

Aren’t we just making it too easy for online followers to become real-life trackers with the amount of open data we are posting online? Cyber-stalking has never been so widespread: it’s increasingly easy for stalkers to watch, analyze and even physically follow their victims. In extreme cases, we have seen murders as a result after … More Look who’s stalking

Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees

The social network says that the passwords were never exposed externally and that it found no abuse of the glitch. Facebook has fixed a bug that caused that the passwords of many of its users were stored in plain text and were visible for the social network’s employees. “As part of a routine security review … More Facebook exposed millions of user passwords to employees