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Facebook Messenger: The battle over end-to-end encryption

The battle-lines have been drawn - but what is end-to-end encryption and why is it controversial?

Meta bans surveillance-for-hire firms for targeting users

Facebook's owner is to alert about 50,000 people in more than 100 countries about "malicious" actions.

Facebook Sunsets Face Recognition, Deletes Data, Amidst Concerns

Facebook users can no longer use face recognition for tagging photos and videos. This change will also affect Facebook's AAT technology.

Facebook’s Sufferings Continue As Instagram Goes Down Again In A Week

Right when Facebook assured service restoration, Instagram and other services went down for users for hours. Facebook has fixed the glitch.

Facebook will soon let you take a break from its apps to focus on mental health

In less than a week after a Facebook ex-employee testified before Congress about internal research at the firm, Facebook's representative said that a "take a break" feature would soon be added.

Telegram gained 70 million new users during WhatsApp outage on Monday

Telegram founder, Pavel Durov, has revealed that the platform saw 70 million new users sign up during the WhatsApp outage that struck on Monday. WhatsApp and Facebook were offline for several hours.

WhatsApp caves in: Won't limit features if you reject privacy changes

WhatsApp says that it will no longer limit the app's functionality for users who disagree with the new privacy policy requiring them to share their data with Facebook companies.

WhatsApp to Limit its Feature if you Refuse to Accept Data Sharing Policy

Whatsapp is sending notifications of a policy update that requires sharing data with Facebook companies but it also said that No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update. WhatsApp will restrict its features if we refuse data sharing with Facebook.

Facebook Messenger users targeted by a large-scale scam

A large-scale scam campaign targeting Facebook Messenger users all over the world has been detected by Group-IB researchers.

Malaysia's biggest bank warns of fake Maybank website used by

SE Asia News -Users are being lured to the fake website through a promotional post on Facebook promising prizes.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Bot Lets Hackers Easily Lookup Facebook Users' Phone Numbers

A user of a low level cybercriminal forum is selling access to a database of phone numbers belonging to Facebook users, and conveniently letting customers lookup those numbers by using an automated Telegram bot.

Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let attackers spy on users

Vulnerabilities found in multiple video conferencing mobile applications allowed attackers to listen to users' surroundings without permission before the person on the other end picked up the calls.

WhatsApp users flock to rival message platforms

Millions have signed up to Signal and Telegram after WhatsApp announced an update to its terms.

Signal fixes verification delays caused by WhatsApp mass exodus

Signal's encrypted messaging service has recovered from delays affecting its new user verification process after a mass exodus of WhatsApp users to their platform.

WhatsApp's New Terms Won't Let You Opt Out of Sharing Data With Facebook

WhatsApp users will be required to either accept the updated privacy policy and terms of service or lose their access to the app from February 8, 2021.

Facebook Messenger Bug Lets Hackers Listen to You Before You Pick Up the Call

A Bug in Facebook Messenger App for Android Could've Let Hackers Listen to the Person You Are Calling Before Even They Pick Up.

Folksam data breach leaks info of 1M Swedes to Google, Facebook, more

Folksam, one of the largest insurance companies in Sweden, today disclosed a data breach affecting around 1 million Swedes after sharing customers' personal info with multiple technology giants.

WhatsApp is now exchanging close to 100 billion messages each day

Mark Zuckerberg announced that WhatsApp is now delivering around 100 billion messages a day. Userbase has grown considerably to two billion users now, compared to 500 million back in 2014.

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

Ahead of the November U.S. elections, cybercriminals are stepping up their offensive in both attacks against security infrastructure and disinformation campaigns – but this time, social media giants, the government and citizens are more prepared.

Beware: New Android Spyware Found Posing as Telegram and Threema Apps

Hackers found impersonating legitimate messaging apps such as Telegram and Threema to infect Android devices with a new malware.

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