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Facebook says third-party apps safe from massive hack

Facebook says third-party apps safe from massive hack

Just as last quarter was ending, Facebook suffered a massive security breach. Considering Facebook's reach, its hold on our lives, and recent scandals rocking the company, 50 million compromised accounts is no small number. But it an almost ironic turn of events, the social networking giant has just revealed that third-party apps, which have been one of Facebook's recent source of headaches, have mostly been safe and that hackers have not accessed at least those apps and sites using Facebook Login.

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Facebook allegedly wins legal battle over Messenger wiretapping

Facebook allegedly wins legal battle over Messenger wiretapping

The US government recently failed to get wiretap access to Facebook Messenger, according to a new report. The legal spat allegedly took place in the US District Court in Fresno, California, and was sealed from the public. Sources claim the case involved suspected gang members and law enforcement's desire to monitor their communications.

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If Facebook just logged you out, don’t log back in again

If Facebook just logged you out, don’t log back in again

Facebook has logged 50 million users out of their compromised accounts today, along with 40 million more as a precaution, and frankly you might want to just not bother logging back in again. This latest forced detox from the increasingly controversial social network comes as Facebook admits a security glitch in one of its profile privacy features could've allowed hackers to gain access to the accounts of millions.

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Facebook hack put 50m users’ private info at risk

Facebook hack put 50m users’ private info at risk

A Facebook hack affecting almost 50 million accounts has been revealed, with the social network saying attackers compromised its security but admitting they don't yet know what data might have been stolen. The news is the latest in a series of bombshell security confessions from Facebook around digital privacy, which has led regulators and politicians to question whether greater scrutiny is required.

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Delta biometric face scanning terminal will be the first to launch in US

Delta biometric face scanning terminal will be the first to launch in US

Delta has announced plans to launch the first biometric terminal in the United States, an optional experience offered to international travelers at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal F in Atlanta, Georgia. Customers won't be forced to use this technology if they're uncomfortable with it, but rather will have it as an alternative option to reduce the amount of time spent waiting.

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Facebook uses info you never provided to target you with ads

Facebook uses info you never provided to target you with ads

Facebook today confirmed that it was using private phone numbers to target Facebook users with advertisements. Not just any phone number, but the 2FA (2-factor authorization) phone number you give the company in confidence to further strengthen your Facebook login process. In attempting to keep yourself more securely private, you've just opened yourself up to less privacy.

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Firefox Monitor wants to keep you secure with familiar technology

Firefox Monitor wants to keep you secure with familiar technology

Everyone should be concerned about keeping their various online identities secure, and today, Firefox made that a little bit easier. Working alongside Have I Been Pwned, today Mozilla launched Firefox Monitor. You can use this to see if your email address has been involved in any security breaches, so in that regard, Firefox Monitor mirrors the functionality of Have I Been Pwned pretty closely.

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Yale Assure Lock Connected by August gives your door a smart upgrade

Yale Assure Lock Connected by August gives your door a smart upgrade

August and Yale have released a new range of connected smart locks, delivering both smartphone and auto-unlock control, as well as a keypad for PIN access. The Assure Lock Connected by August line-up combines Yale's Assure Lock range with a new August module, which makes the electronic lock smart.

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Alexa Guard and Ring Stick Up Cam headline Amazon’s security offerings

Alexa Guard and Ring Stick Up Cam headline Amazon’s security offerings

We figured that at least part of Amazon's presentation today would focus on home security, and we weren't disappointed. Today, Amazon announced a new Ring camera and new Alexa functionality that has some pretty interesting applications when it comes to keeping your house safe. The new Alexa features are collectively called Alexa Guard, and they'll use the microphones and internet capabilities of your Echo speakers to alert you when something goes wrong.

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Newegg hack exposed customers’ credit card data for a month

Newegg hack exposed customers’ credit card data for a month

Online retailer Newegg suffered a security breach that left customer credit card details exposed for around a month, according to a new report. The site was hit by the same hackers behind the recently disclosed British Airways breach, as well as a previous one involving Ticketmaster in the UK. Customers impacted by the security issue will be notified by email.

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State Department email hack left some employee info vulnerable

State Department email hack left some employee info vulnerable

Earlier this month, the State Department issued an alert revealing that its unclassified email system had been compromised. As a result of the breach, a small number of employees may have had their personal data exposed to the hackers. Impacted individuals have been informed about the breach, which fortunately did not involve the Department's classified email system.

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Facebook pilot program offers new security tools to political campaigns

Facebook pilot program offers new security tools to political campaigns

Facebook has a new pilot program designed to help protect political candidates and their campaign staff from "bad actors." With the pilot program comes new tools, namely the ability to ask Facebook for "additional security protections" that can be added to accounts and Pages. The program is something admins for Pages associated with political campaigns will need to apply for.

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