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This new tool reveals if your Facebook photos were exposed

This new tool reveals if your Facebook photos were exposed

Facebook has launched a tool allowing users to check if they were among the 6.8 million people whose private photos may have been exposed to third-party apps, the latest in the social network's ongoing series of data lapses. News of the security goof broke last week, with Facebook admitting that its photo API had been giving much greater access to user images than intended - including even photos that had never been shared.

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Social networks have peaked: why users are starting to leave

Social networks have peaked: why users are starting to leave

Facebook has probably become one of the most suspected, even hated, tech companies of late. It may have even managed to surpass Google to some extent. But the infamy and exodus that Facebook is now being subjected to is really just the height of a trend that has been happening lately. YouTube stars are burning out or exploding in spectacularly distasteful ways. Twitter’s 280-character expansion got the cold shoulder reception. Tumblr dug its own grave in trying to impress Apple. And Instagram and Snapchat seem to be locked into copying each other. The fire that drove social media’s growth has seemingly been reduced to smoldering embers and users are either jumping ship to other networks or quitting outright. But it’s not for the reasons that you might think.

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Google+ shutdown accelerated after bug affecting 52.5m users found

Google+ shutdown accelerated after bug affecting 52.5m users found

Ailing social network Google+ will be shuttered four months earlier than initially intended, after Google found another security bug the affected more than 52 million users. The search giant had initially announced it would close down Google+ in August of next year, a deadline that itself had been established because the social network was the inadvertent cause of a security lapse.

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F8 2019 dates and details released in lifeless gray

F8 2019 dates and details released in lifeless gray

Today F8 2019, the Facebook developer conference for the year 2019, was revealed in basic detail. We know now that the event will indeed proceed as previously suggested, and that it'll take place in San Jose, California. This event will take place on April 30th and on May 1st, 2019.

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Tumblr adult content banned in high-risk strategy

Tumblr adult content banned in high-risk strategy

Tumblr just announced they'd be banning adult content completely on the 17th of December, 2018. Efforts to remove adult content from Tumblr will be largely automated - so there's room for mistakes. As such, as a Tumblr user, you might want to familiarize yourself with the process of appeals.

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Facebook’s Sandberg suggested George Soros research: Why it matters

Facebook’s Sandberg suggested George Soros research: Why it matters

Today a bit more clarification of recent events at Facebook puts COO Sheryl Sandberg back in the limelight. Not that she was ever out - Zuckerberg, Sandberg, and Facebook head of communications and policy Elliot Schrage have been at the center of recent controversy since well before Thanksgiving. Todays news has to do with George Soros and a speech he made at Davos in January of 2018.

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Instagram Close Friends list locks Stories down to your VIPs

Instagram Close Friends list locks Stories down to your VIPs

Feel free to retire your finsta, with Instagram adding the ability to limit which of your friends can see your Instagram Stories. The new Close Friends feature adds an extra level of control over who can view photos and videos shared on Instagram, without being as restrictive as a completely private account.

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Top 10 Instagram users as of November 2018

Top 10 Instagram users as of November 2018

Today we're taking a peek at an interesting statistic from Instagram, one of the world's most popular social networks. Instagram stands alone on the web as a photo-centric app that allows celebrities to get up close and personal with fans - so to speak. While Twitter remains the best place to scream about politics, and Facebook is best for sharing photos with your mother, Instagram seems to be the place celebrities stake their claim over fans on the web.

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10 facts Facebook buried on Thanksgiving

10 facts Facebook buried on Thanksgiving

Today we've run through a set of facts revealed by Facebook in an article published by outgoing Facebook Head of Communications and Policy Elliot Schrage. This is just the most recent piece of work published after the New York Times article published on November 14th, 2018. This NYT article went by the name "Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook's Leaders Fought Through Crisis."

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Facebook is down: Zuckerberg’s bad month gets even worse

Facebook is down: Zuckerberg’s bad month gets even worse

Facebook is down, taking Instagram with it, and it's just the latest in a series of headaches for the beleaguered social network. The company confirmed the outage, which began earlier on Tuesday, today, forced to resort to Twitter in order to confirm that no, it's not just you, Facebook is down.

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Instagram feature accidentally leaks passwords, affected users warned to update

Instagram feature accidentally leaks passwords, affected users warned to update

Another week, another security issue related to Facebook or one of its properties. This time it's Instagram, which has disclosed that a "small number" of users' password were exposed as plaintext. This was the result of a bug in the tool that lets users download all of their own data from the social network.

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Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook’s latest clone app is Lasso, a rival to TikTok

Facebook has no shame when it comes to ripping-off features from the latest social media apps that threaten its dominance, and another example has arrived. The company has just released the app Lasso for iOS and Android, and it's obviously designed to offer the same functionality as TikTok, a video app that's become increasingly popular among teens.

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