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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.

Spyware Labeled 'TikTok Pro' Exploits Fears of US Ban

Researchers have discovered a new Android spyware campaign pushing a “Pro” version of the TikTok app that is exploiting fears among its young and gullible users that the popular social media app is on the cusp of being banned in the United States. The malware can take over basic device functions—such as capturing photos, reading and sending SMS messages, making calls and launching apps—as well as uses a phishing tactic to steal victims’ Facebook credentials.

WhatsApp Discloses 6 Bugs via Dedicated Security Site

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has fixed six previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in its chat platform, revealing the move on a new dedicated security advisory site aimed at informing its more than 2 million users about bugs and keeping them updated on app security.

Facebook announces measures to protect the U.S. elections

Facebook has outlined the measures it will take during the U.S. presidential election to ensure that misinformation cannot spread rapidly. With these measures, it hopes to make the election fairer.

StashAway Malaysia Users Left With Drained Bank Accounts After Major Direct Debit Error

On the evening of July 27, StashAway users began writing panicked Facebook posts in groups about how their bank accounts had been practically drained by the robo-advisor wealth management platform in a series of back-to-back transactions.

Facebook adds security to Messenger with Face ID unlock option

Facebook has begun rolling out additional security features for its dedicated chat application, Messenger, that will make it essentially impossible for anyone to read your conversations in the app -- even if you give someone your phone. Facebook describes this feature, called App Lock, as giving users "the confidence to know that if a friend or family member needs to borrow your phone, they won't be able to access your chats."

Trump campaign runs anti-TikTok ads on Facebook and Instagram

U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign is now running ads against TikTok on Facebook and Instagram warning people that the company is spying on users and was caught red-handed doing so. One of the anti-TikTok ads tells users: “Protect your children from China.”

Numerous Malicious Android Apps Stole Facebook Credentials

25 malicious apps targeted Android users as they stole Facebook credentials. The malware would persist even after uninstalling the apps from the device.

Facebook Privacy Glitch Gave 5,000 Developers Access to ‘Expired’ Data

Facebook is facing yet another privacy faux pas in how its users’ data is collected and used by third-party apps. The social media giant said that it recently discovered that 5,000 developers received data from Facebook users — long after their access to that data should have expired.

Facebook To Alert Users When Sharing Old Content

Facebook users will see pop-up notification alerts when sharing old content. This will apply to links older than 90 days to remind about content relevancy.

Facebook Helped the FBI Hack a Child Predator

Facebook paid a cybersecurity firm six figures to develop a zero-day in Tails to identify a man who extorted and threatened girls.

Facebook Messenger App for Windows Vulnerability Let Hackers Hijack a Call & Install Malware

Researchers has disclosed a severe vulnerability in the Facebook messenger for Windows that lets hackers to hijack calls easily and then install malware

How to completely delete your Facebook account, loose ends and all

No matter your reason, deleting your Facebook account can be liberating. Here's what you need to know.

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