• Here's how to check if you were affected in the Facebook hack - and how to delete your Facebook account

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook says that 30 million accounts were compromised in a major hack - down from the 50 million accounts the social network had first estimated, but still not great news.
    Although Facebook took steps in light of the attack to protect users, the company has revealed that hackers had access to millions of people's personal information.
    For 14 million people, hackers could access an abundance of user data: name, email, phone number, hometown, current city, workplace, birthday, devices used to log into Facebook, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, and their 15 most...
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  • Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior'

    Facebook bans hundreds of clickbait farms for ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior'

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    Facebook has announced a relatively small but significant purge of bad actors from the platform: 810 pages and accounts that have “consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior.” It may not seem like a lot, but it sounds like the company is erring on the side of disclosure even if the news isn't particularly hard-hitting.
    These were not, as far as Facebook could tell, part of an organized nation-state effort or political interference campaign, like the Iranian and Russian groups previously highlighted in these ban alert posts. These are pages that use...
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  • Facebook Removes Hundreds of U.S.-Based Accounts Spreading Misinformation

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Facebook said on Thursday that it's removed hundreds of American-based accounts and pages spreading misinformation on its social network.
    Facebook has identified and removed 559 pages and 251 accounts that were spreading patently false or misleading information across its network, the company confirmed in a blog post. The accounts were spreading the misinformation to influence public opinion around a variety of topics, including the confirmation of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanuagh and the 2018 midterm elections, according to a New York Times report. The accounts were were aimed at both...
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