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Threat to life, alleges Facebook employee amid hate speech row

17 Aug 2020

Threat to life, alleges Facebook employee amid hate speech row

An employee of Facebook approached Delhi Police claiming a threat to her life, days after a report in a foreign publication claimed that the social media giant does little to control hate speech by BJP leaders, triggering a political war of words.

Again! Facebook data of over 26 crore people leaked online

20 Dec 2019

Again! Facebook data of over 26 crore people leaked online

Despite FTC's $5 billion fine for privacy violations and a lot of flak from the general public, Facebook's security issues aren't just coming to an end.

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

12 Dec 2019

Facebook accused of running misleading ads about HIV prevention

Facebook's ad policies have been in question for all the wrong reasons.

Facebook built a creepy facial recognition system to identify people

23 Nov 2019

Facebook built a creepy facial recognition system to identify people

Even after a major data breach and Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook's name continues to appear in privacy-related debacles.

Dozens of apps may have accessed your Facebook data (again!)

06 Nov 2019

Dozens of apps may have accessed your Facebook data (again!)

In another shocking revelation, Facebook has revealed that dozens of third-party apps and developers may have accessed your data without permission.

Now, get paid for finding apps which abuse Instagram data

20 Aug 2019

Now, get paid for finding apps which abuse Instagram data

Though Instagram hasn't had as many privacy-related debacles as Facebook (its parent company), the photo-sharing giant is leaving no room for error.

Facebook paid people to listen, transcribe Messenger calls

14 Aug 2019

Facebook paid people to listen, transcribe Messenger calls

WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption to keep messages secured between the sender and receiver.

Instagram's 'preferred marketing partner' tracked location of millions

08 Aug 2019

Instagram's 'preferred marketing partner' tracked location of millions

Even after scandals like Cambridge Analytica and a massive FTC fine, Facebook's privacy woes aren't coming to a halt.

Facebook's flaw allowed strangers to interact with kids: Here's how

23 Jul 2019

Facebook's flaw allowed strangers to interact with kids: Here's how

Facebook's security issues are not really coming to a halt.

Facebook faces $5 billion fine over privacy violations: Details here

14 Jul 2019

Facebook faces $5 billion fine over privacy violations: Details here

From Cambridge Analytica to data leaks, Facebook has committed a plethora of privacy violations over the last two years.

Facebook shareholders want to remove Zuckerberg as Chairman: Here's why

07 Jun 2019

Facebook shareholders want to remove Zuckerberg as Chairman: Here's why

Facebook's recent set of scandals - and its way of handling them - has not just fumed regular users but also triggered a wave of disapproval from the company's shareholders.

#TechBytes: How to keep your data safe from Facebook

20 May 2019

#TechBytes: How to keep your data safe from Facebook

If you like spending hours on Facebook, it's not your fault. It's the nature of the platform itself.

Here's how to check the data WhatsApp has on you

05 Apr 2019

Here's how to check the data WhatsApp has on you

Today, WhatsApp dominates as one of the most famous messaging platforms in the world offering audio/video calling capabilities.

Over 50 crore Facebook user records, including passwords, exposed online

04 Apr 2019

Over 50 crore Facebook user records, including passwords, exposed online

After exposing data of millions in the infamous Cambridge Analytica scandal and the September 2018 data breach, Facebook is again facing flak for its data stewardship practices.

Facebook removes 687 pages "linked" to Congress, party denies

01 Apr 2019

Facebook removes 687 pages "linked" to Congress, party denies

Just before general elections, Facebook said on Monday that it has removed 687 pages and accounts linked to individuals related to social media cell of Congress.

Here's how to check the data WhatsApp has on you

12 Mar 2019

Here's how to check the data WhatsApp has on you

Today, WhatsApp dominates as one of the most famous messaging platforms in the world offering audio/video calling capabilities.

This Facebook Messenger bug exposed who you chat with

08 Mar 2019

This Facebook Messenger bug exposed who you chat with

Just a day after Mark Zuckerberg's promise of a more private Facebook, security firm Imperva has revealed a vulnerability that marred the platform.

Soon, you'll be able to clear websites visited on Facebook

27 Feb 2019

Soon, you'll be able to clear websites visited on Facebook

After a flurry of scandals and data leaks, Facebook has been working hard to rebuild user trust across the globe.

'The Social Network' should have a sequel, feels Aaron Sorkin

13 Jan 2019

'The Social Network' should have a sequel, feels Aaron Sorkin

The Social Network which released in 2010 explored the story of how Facebook was set up and took a look into the cases, founder Mark Zuckerberg faced, from Eduardo Saverin and the Winklevoss twins.

#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

12 months ago, Facebook made a promise of fixing issues that marred its reputation and affected its community throughout 2017.

#ThatWas2018: From Quora to Facebook, 5 biggest data breaches

28 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: From Quora to Facebook, 5 biggest data breaches

2018 is coming to an end, and we must say the year was truly a roller-coaster ride.

Bug leaks 70 lakh users' photos; Facebook says 'sorry'

15 Dec 2018

Bug leaks 70 lakh users' photos; Facebook says 'sorry'

Seems like data privacy and Facebook just don't see eye to eye.

Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

16 Nov 2018

Why Zuckerberg ordered Facebook executives to not use iPhones

Just recently, the New York Times reported that Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg asked his top executives to switch to Android phones.

This Facebook bug allowed websites to access users' personal information

15 Nov 2018

This Facebook bug allowed websites to access users' personal information

When it comes Facebook, the news is mostly related to privacy.

Survey: Americans don't know that Facebook owns WhatsApp

19 Oct 2018

Survey: Americans don't know that Facebook owns WhatsApp

Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook's values and its position on data privacy of customers have been questioned repeatedly.

Facebook's major shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg out of Chairman's position

18 Oct 2018

Facebook's major shareholders want Mark Zuckerberg out of Chairman's position

Major shareholders of Facebook believe the tech giant is better off without Mark Zuckerberg as the Chairman and moved a proposal on Wednesday regarding the same.

Facebook data breach could cost it a whopping $1.63 billion

01 Oct 2018

Facebook data breach could cost it a whopping $1.63 billion

After failing to protect data of as many as 50 million users, Facebook could face a huge fine from an EU privacy watchdog.

Got logged out of Facebook? Well, your account was breached

29 Sep 2018

Got logged out of Facebook? Well, your account was breached

On Friday, millions of user started getting abruptly logged out of Facebook. Some, including myself, even got logged out of Messenger.

WhatsApp co-founder left $850mn for his morals: Here's why

27 Sep 2018

WhatsApp co-founder left $850mn for his morals: Here's why

Since WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton quit Facebook a year ago and then went on to bite the hand that fed him, tweeting, "It is time. #deletefacebook", many questions had remained unanswered.

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

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.

Facebook could soon launch its video chat gadget

21 Sep 2018

Facebook could soon launch its video chat gadget

Just a day after Amazon's Echo product show, reports have surfaced that Facebook is planning to foray into the consumer tech segment with a product called 'Portal'.

Facebook data breach: CBI initiates preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica

08 Aug 2018

Facebook data breach: CBI initiates preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica

The CBI has initiated a preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research (GSR) for alleged illegal personal data harvesting of Indians from Facebook.

Facebook asks JP Morgan, Citibank, Chase to share customer details

07 Aug 2018

Facebook asks JP Morgan, Citibank, Chase to share customer details

Facebook has asked major US banks to share customer data to allow it to develop new services on the social network's Messenger texting platform.

Zuckerberg loses a whopping $16.8 billion as Facebook's stock plunges

26 Jul 2018

Zuckerberg loses a whopping $16.8 billion as Facebook's stock plunges

On the back of scandals and investigations, embattled Facebook Inc.'s shares went into freefall on Wednesday following sluggish sales growth.

Before Pakistan elections, Facebook removes accounts of Hafiz Saeed's political-party

15 Jul 2018

Before Pakistan elections, Facebook removes accounts of Hafiz Saeed's political-party

Facebook, on the backfoot after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, claims to be actively taking steps to ensure fair elections in Pakistan.

Zuckerberg becomes world's third richest man, overtakes Warren Buffett

08 Jul 2018

Zuckerberg becomes world's third richest man, overtakes Warren Buffett

Despite concerns about data privacy over Facebook, the social network's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken American business magnate Warren Buffett to become the world's third richest person.

Facebook's second-bug in a month: Blocked-people 'unblocked' for 8L users

03 Jul 2018

Facebook's second-bug in a month: Blocked-people 'unblocked' for 8L users

It hasn't even been a month since Facebook revealed a massive privacy bug on its platform, and the world's top social media site is now talking about another.

Facebook confirms it tracks everything about you. And, it's creepy

13 Jun 2018

Facebook confirms it tracks everything about you. And, it's creepy

Facebook has submitted a 454-page report to the US Congress detailing all the ways through which it tracks users' activities.

Clandestine Facebook deals gave special firms access to user's data

09 Jun 2018

Clandestine Facebook deals gave special firms access to user's data

Social media giant Facebook had customized data-sharing deal known internally as "whitelists" with certain companies giving them special access to user's records, a Wall Street Journal report said.

Facebook bug made private posts public, affecting 1.4 crore users

08 Jun 2018

Facebook bug made private posts public, affecting 1.4 crore users

Facebook is deep in trouble, yet again. This time for a bug that is estimated to have impacted as many as 1.4cr users.