Alex Stamos: News

13 Jan 2021

San Francisco

Programmer has two guesses left to unlock $240mn-worth Bitcoin fortune

Stefan Thomas, a San Francisco-based programmer, has only two guesses left to figure out a password that will let him gain access to his fortune of $240mn in Bitcoin.

09 Apr 2020


Zoom creates 'security council' to fight data privacy concerns

In light of growing privacy-related concerns, popular video-conferencing service Zoom has announced a new 'information security council and advisory board'.

27 Nov 2018


Another high-profile exit of WhatsApp: Chief Business Officer Neeraj quits

In what is sure to hurt WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook, Neeraj Arora, the Chief Business Officer of the messaging app, announced on Monday that he will leave the company.

25 Sep 2018


Instagram co-founders resign, marking another high-profile exit from Facebook

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of photo and video sharing network Instagram, have decided to quit.

03 May 2018


Facebook employee brags on Tinder about being 'professional stalker,' fired

Facebook is fighting a challenging battle. On one hand, Mark Zuckerberg is trying hard to dispel notions that the social media platform is infringing upon users' privacy.

12 Apr 2018


If you find flaw in Facebook, you will be rewarded

In the light of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and the social network's promise to better protect user data, Facebook has launched a Data Abuse Bounty.

22 Mar 2018


Google, Facebook, Twitter's top security execs to leave their companies

In a rather interesting turn of events, top security executives at tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter have decided to leave their respective organizations in the last three days.

29 Jul 2017


Ransomware Business "highly profitable"; victims pay over $25mn in ransoms

The recent wave of ransomware threats across the world has escalated into a global crisis.