Facebook hacked. Security breach at 50 million accounts

Facebook has admitted having a “security issue” with nearly 50 million accounts which had their “access tokens” compromised. The social media giant has reset tokens for another 40 million accounts as a “precaution.”
The issue affected nearly 50 million accounts, which would require users to re-enter their passwords. The security issue was discovered by the company’s engineers on Tuesday. Hackers have been apparently able to fetch the so-called “access tokens” – digital keys, which allow a user to stay logged into Facebook and to not re-enter their passwords each time they use the application.

“Our investigation is still in its early stages. But it's clear that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook's code that impacted "View As", a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else,” the tech giant said in a statement.

https://www.rt.com/usa

Twitter and Facebook have become a threat to national security since they are helping terrorists and criminals.

GWU Study: ISIS Sympathizers in U.S. Prefer Twitter Among Social Media ISIS Sympathizers in U.S. Prefer Twitter Among Social Media

Islamic State is renowned for its ability to mobilize followers via social media like Twitter, but the group is also attracting clusters of American followers who meet in person and push one another toward violence, experts and law-enforcement officials say.

www.wsj.com

How the Internet helped Islamic State snag terror recruits in India

Members of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) say the youngster was introduced to the world of terror when his father Nizamuddin Ali, a lekhpal in the district revenue department, got him a mobile phone and a laptop. Like any person of his age would do, he gained access to social networking sites and apps – including Facebook and WhatsApp – and began scouting around the world wide web for things he found interesting. Unfortunately for Rizwan, these included jihadi literature and videos posted on social networking sites.When Rizwan expressed his willingness, the handler entrusted him with the task of roping in likeminded youth for jihad – a ‘holy duty’ that included asking people on his Facebook friends’ list to become soldiers in the army of self-declared caliph Abu-Bakr al Baghdadi.

http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/

You can speak to your friends and family members by phone or emails. Social media will be used for criminal activies since a message posted on social media site such as facebook or twitter will be read by 10,000 to 10 million people in many countries. I fail to understand the purpose of social media on the internet. If you have any problems, you can speak to people near you such as school, college, friends, office workers etc.. Why do you want to speak to somebody who is 2000 to 5000 miles away ?

Rapists use Facebook, twitter, instagram for victims ?

Forum member:

My rapist just showed up after getting out of jail. I was at a bar watching my friends at this super big gig and he just walked in with a mutual friend hahaha i just got home and am a ******** mess. talk to me about s**t idk i just wanna ******** leave this town i never want to see him again. i'm deleting all my social media because i'm really scared he's going to find me he used to watch my house and i'm just so scared.

ISIS has 120,000 fighters

Just when Obama said "ISIS has been contained", reports say ISIS has 60,000 fighters in Syria, 20,000 in Iraq and 40,000 in other parts of the world. Facebook and Twitter are helping ISIS/IS spread their messages and get new recruits. Media/journalists will not go into Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, Libya and Asia.

Facebook makes your porn browsing history public

Your online pornography browsing history could be made public because of your Facebook account.

Read more:  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/

Facebook and google is a trap for internet users

GOOGLE IS TRACKING YOUR ACTIVITIES. DOING SCARY THINGS

"Do not track" request is enabled in my chrome browser.

I have Kaspersky anti-virus link on my website and yesterday to check the links I clicked them. Today when I am on other websites I am getting google adsense/ads for Kaspersky.

People who click on Kaspersky from my website and they may buy later, they can click on google ads when they see them on other websites.

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Facebook sent targetting ads using data people shared for security

Facebook has been labelled "deceptive" by a campaign group, for sending adverts to the phone numbers people use to make their account more secure.

Many people use their phone as a second identity check when logging into their account.In the past, Facebook has said any adverts reaching people were caused by software errors.Now the social network says it uses the information to "personalise" Facebook for different users.

Details about the targeted ad campaigns emerged from research by academics at Northeastern University and Princeton University in the US. Reporters for tech news site Gizmodo also helped to stage tests which showed the data was being used to drive advertising.

https://www.bbc.com/news


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