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 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users

 “View As” Facebook hack affects 90 million users In late September Facebook revealed details of a security breach they had apparently first spotted close to two weeks earlier. The problem was rooted in a feature (View as) allowing users to view their Facebook pages the way others would see them, which inadvertently allowed attackers to […]

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The Facebook fiasco – Social media, privacy, and what it all means to business

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, and the publicity hasn’t been the good kind. Reports that Cambridge Analytica – a British company that uses data mining and data analytics in providing consulting services to political campaigns – had accessed information about U.S. voters through their Facebook accounts created a firestorm.

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Monday Tech News – Facebook takes ISIS heat

Last week we saw a petition calling for Facebook to change their approach to terrorist posts, learnt of yet another type of ransomware and discovered a new way to make your existing watch smarter.

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Is Facebook dangerous? Yes, but it also has a positive side

I love Facebook – but I don’t trust it. Yes I am aware of all those studies saying that for a happier life you should give up Facebook, but I personally love knowing what friends and family are up to.

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Monday Tech Roundup – From the people’s Yelp to more Facebook hoaxes

As Apple released OS X El Capitan and Amazon announced it will stop selling competing video products such as the Chromecast and Apple TV, Facebook was inundated once more by the usual hoaxes.

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Facebook’s on fire, fresh iPhones and a little about DevOps

Last week, Facebook hit 1 billion active users, we got a little preview of the new iPhone and finally we take a glimpse of the new world of DevOps.

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Windows 10 hype, Facebook privacy flap overblown, and fake Steve Jobs gets a new job

This week we talk about Facebook being accused of poking with users’ privacy, contracting is the new nine to five and finally, whatever happened to the print button?

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Yahoo and Facebook privacy woes, Google focuses on Photo Mart

Monday Tech News: This week we talk about privacy or what is left of it; a new photo service from Google that is free and there are no strings attached for once; and why the drop of PC sales doesn’t mean people are not using them.

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On the beat: Facebook feels the heat

There’s mad. And then there’s burning-hotter-than-a-Fourth-of-July-firecracker furious. Facebook infuriated a few folks with news it conducted a secret experiment that assessed the emotional effects of manipulating peoples’ news feeds. For one week in January 2012, the online social network deliberately altered the amount of positive or negative content that appeared in 689,003 user feeds.

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On the beat: The future of Facebook

Fill in the blank: The purpose of Facebook is __________. Ten years ago, completing that sentence was much easier. Facebook was a digital destination – arguably the destination – for all social activity. Today? Even a New York Times technology reporter has trouble formulating an answer.

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