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Bug Made It Possible to Take Over Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number Bug Made It Possible to Take Over Tinder Accounts with Just a Phone Number

Vulnerabilities in Tinder and in Facebook’s Account Kit tool could have allowed a hacker to take over a user’s Tinder account—gaining access to their private messages—using only the victim’s phone number.

Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School' Man Arrested For Instagram Post of AR-15 Captioned 'Thinking About Finally Going Back to School'

Police in Texarkana, Texas arrested 24-year-old Ricky Jared Rankin for allegedly posting a photo of an AR-15—that model of semi-automatic rifle that keeps on being used in mass slaughters across the country—to Instagram accompanied by the caption, “I’m thinking about finally going back to school,” KTBS reported.

Facebook Exec Is Very Sorry He Helped Trump's Ploy to Discredit the Russia Investigation  Facebook Exec Is Very Sorry He Helped Trump's Ploy to Discredit the Russia Investigation 

Facebook’s vice president of advertising, Rob Goldman, just learned an important lesson about tweeting—namely, that he should never do it.

Facebook Now Says It Will Verify Election Ad Buyers' Identities With Postcards Facebook Now Says It Will Verify Election Ad Buyers' Identities With Postcards

Facebook, which landed itself in the crosshairs after becoming one of the primary venues by which federal prosecutors allege a Kremlin-linked, pro-Donald Trump Russian operation called the Internet Research Agency tried to flood the US with disinformation and propaganda before the 2016 elections, now says it will…

Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP's Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation Trump Eagerly Jumps on Facebook Ad VP's Tweet Downplaying Russian Troll Operation

Facebook and Donald Trump, two large, terrible sons of our broken society that truly deserve each other, slow-motion collided on Saturday when the president decided to lift wholesale a new line of defense over the ongoing Russian election scandal from the social media giant’s vice president of advertising Rob Goldman.

Facebook Admits Spam Texts to Two-Factor Authentication Users Were a Bug Facebook Admits Spam Texts to Two-Factor Authentication Users Were a Bug

Two-factor authentication, a security measure that requires a verification code as well as a password upon login, can help prevent phishing and account takeover.

That Viral Video of a Convenience Store Robbery Is Worse Than Fake That Viral Video of a Convenience Store Robbery Is Worse Than Fake

An extremely compelling video has racked up over 2 million views on Twitter in less than 24 hours. It appears to show security footage of two young skateboarders stealing chips from a convenience store when a dude with a shotgun enters and attempts to rob the place. And then the skateboarders totally stop him and then…

Report: Peter Thiel Seeks a Safe Space Report: Peter Thiel Seeks a Safe Space

Peter Thiel is reportedly leaving Silicon Valley. According to the Wall Street Journal, the venture capitalist and embattled Trump supporter is moving from San Francisco to Los Angeles and taking some of his businesses with him. He’s even reportedly mused about resigning from the Facebook board. Why? Peter Thiel…

Facebook Turned Its Two-Factor Security 'Feature' Into the Worst Kind of Spam Facebook Turned Its Two-Factor Security 'Feature' Into the Worst Kind of Spam

Facebook is bleeding users, with external researchers estimating that the social network lost 2.8 million US users under 25 last year. Those losses have prompted Facebook to get more aggressive in its efforts to win users back—and the company has started using security prompts to encourage users to log into their…

Facebook Kids App Widely Criticized by Child Health Advocates Is Now Available to Even More Kids Facebook Kids App Widely Criticized by Child Health Advocates Is Now Available to Even More Kids

Messenger Kids, Facebook’s messaging service for children, is rolling out to Android users today. It’s a bold move, given that the app has gotten a lot of heat since its launch in December. Nearly 100 child health advocates signed a letter to Mark Zuckerberg last month urging him to delete the app, and Wired…

Google's Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News Google's Quest For Dominance Continues With New AMP Formats For Email and News

Google is rolling out a bevy of new open-source Accelerated Mobile Page tools for developers this week, coming in two flavors: AMP for email and AMP Stories. While anyone who reads news online might have already seen AMP articles, these new tools have the potential to shape what people see and do online in Google’s…

Facebook Privacy Settings Aren't Enough to Hide Your Photos From Court Facebook Privacy Settings Aren't Enough to Hide Your Photos From Court

It doesn’t matter if you have your Facebook profile set to private—you can still be required to hand over your photos and messages during a lawsuit, a New York appeals court ruled today.

Facebook Tries to Make Going 'FB Official' Cool Again Facebook Tries to Make Going 'FB Official' Cool Again

Facebook really wants you to make it “FB official,” send your loved one a fuck-ton of cascading hearts, communicate in heart-eyes emoji, and keep tabs on your partner’s availability to chat. It’s almost as if Facebook has a fundamental misunderstanding of how people are using its platform.

Britain Wants Video Sites to Use the AI It Built to Block Terrorist Content Britain Wants Video Sites to Use the AI It Built to Block Terrorist Content

On Tuesday, the British government announced that it plans to release a new AI it claims can detect 94 percent of ISIS propaganda videos with 99.995 percent accuracy. The UK’s Home Office says that platforms can use its AI to scan videos as they’re being uploaded, detecting terrorist content and blocking it from ever…

YouTube's CEO Says Facebook Should 'Get Back to Baby Pictures' YouTube's CEO Says Facebook Should 'Get Back to Baby Pictures'

Facebook is reportedly trying to be more than just the landing page for conspiracy theories and election propaganda—it wants you to come for the videos, baby. It’s a play to rival YouTube, but its CEO, Susan Wojcicki, doesn’t seem too threatened.

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service

Facebook is not a privacy company; it’s Big Brother on PCP. It does not want to anonymize and protect you; it wants to drain you of your privacy, sucking up every bit of personal data. You should resist the urge to let it, at every turn.

Rupert Murdoch's MySpace Apparently Still Haunts Mark Zuckerberg Rupert Murdoch's MySpace Apparently Still Haunts Mark Zuckerberg

On Monday, Wired published an inside look at Facebook’s struggles with fake news over the last two years. It should come as no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg still doesn’t think of Facebook as a media company, but an eye-opening story from 2007 reveals that in MySpace’s heyday, Rupert Murdoch managed to intimidate the…

Study Backs Up Creeping Feeling That Facebook Is Just for Old People Now Study Backs Up Creeping Feeling That Facebook Is Just for Old People Now

Is Facebook losing itself to the olds? A new study released from research firm eMarketer predicts Facebook lost 2.8 million users under the age of 25 last year as many of them move to the aggressively youthful Snapchat.

Unilever, Owner of Dove and Ben & Jerry's, Threatens to Stop Advertising on 'The Swamp' of Google and Facebook Unilever, Owner of Dove and Ben & Jerry's, Threatens to Stop Advertising on 'The Swamp' of Google and Facebook

Unilever, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the world, is threatening to pull advertising from Google, YouTube, and Facebook if the tech giants don’t rid their platforms of extremism, hate speech, and fake news. Unilever is particularly disturbed by its ads showing up in videos that sexualize and exploit…

How to Find a Job Using Social Media How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Your social networks aren’t just there for arguing politics with your uncle or looking at your neighbor’s lunch—they’re also good for the serious business of finding your next place of employment. Here’s how to perfect your searching on each of the major networks to maximize your chances of landing your dream job, or…

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