Day: January 4, 2019

Twitter Accounts Still Vulnerable After Reported Fix, Say Experts

January 4, 2019

Despite claims of a fix by Twitter, researchers at a Britain-based security firm who earlier hijacked accounts of several celebrities and journalists to expose a vulnerability have said that the loophole still persists at the popular social media platform. Insinia Security last week said it successfully hijacked the accounts of a number of celebrities, including […]

Read More

Facebook Says Not Moderating Content Based on ‘Inaccurate’ Information

January 4, 2019

Facebook has dismissed media reports claiming that thousands of its content moderators rely on inaccurate and disorganised information to determine what content to allow or remove from its platform. Reacting to a report in The New York Times that accused Facebook of being “ad hoc”, “disorganised”, “secretive”, and doing things “on the cheap”, the social media network on Saturday […]

Read More

Facebook Privacy Debacle Continues as Popular Android Apps Found Sharing Data Without User Permission

January 4, 2019

A bunch of popular apps on Android could be putting your privacy at risk, according to a study conducted by Privacy International. 61 percent of the apps that were tested were sending data to Facebook as soon as the user opened the app. The data was being shared even before the user was asked for […]

Read More

Zuckerberg Sees ‘Progress’ for Facebook After Tumultuous Year

January 4, 2019

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Friday the world’s biggest social network has “fundamentally” changed to focus on securing its systems against manipulation and misinformation. Capping a tumultuous year marked by data protection scandals and government probes, Zuckerbergsaid he was “proud of the progress we’ve made” in addressing Facebook’s problems. “For 2018, my personal challenge has been […]

Read More

Facebook’s Leaked Content Moderation Documents Reveal Serious Problems

January 4, 2019

Facebook’s thousands of content moderators worldwide rely on a bunch of unorganised PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets to decide what content to allow on the social network, revealed a report. These guidelines, which are used to monitor billions of posts every day, are apparently filled with numerous gaps, biases, and outright errors. The unnamed Facebook […]

Read More

Instagram Blames ‘Bug’ for Design Change That Prompted Backlash

January 4, 2019

Instagram said Thursday it accidentally rolled out a design change to a large number of users and quickly ended the test after complaints from users of the Facebook-owned social network. The redesign required users to swipe horizontally instead of the normal vertical scroll to see their feed, befuddling many members of the photo- and video-sharing […]

Read More