D.C.-based business news and how-to website The Manifest says 86 percent of Americans now use social media every day. Women are more likely than men to check in repeatedly throughout the day.
On Friday, the company said there were actually fewer users — 30 million — who were affected by the breach. But the hackers went deeper into users’ profiles than initially thought.
The attackers accessed even more details on 14 million of those users, including the area where they live, their relationship status, their religion, and part of their search history.
The news comes at a jittery time ahead of the midterm elections when Facebook is fighting off misuse of its site on a number of fronts.
It wasn’t the first, and probably won’t be the last, social media hoax you ever came across, but the most recent hoax involving Facebook accounts had many people worried about being hacked.
Mark Zuckerberg wants to think that his new portal thing isn’t going to spy on us.
Facebook is marketing the device, called Portal, as a way for its more than 2 billion users to chat with one another without having to fuss with positioning and other controls. The device features a camera that uses artificial intelligence to automatically pan and zoom as people move around during calls.
What Facebook knows so far is that hackers got access to the 50 million accounts by exploiting three distinct bugs in Facebook’s code that allowed them to steal those digital keys, technically known as “access tokens.” The company says it has fixed the bugs.
The sudden departure of Instagram’s founders seems to have caught many people off guard — not just at Facebook, but investors as well.
Facebook allows employers to discriminate against women by targeting job listings toward men only — specifically in traditionally male-dominated fields, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Executives assured Congress that they are working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation.
The new Inupiat Eskimo language option now available for Facebook bookmarks and action buttons was made a reality through the social media giant’s community translation tool.
A viral rumor about Facebook’s algorithm is bogus — and there’s nobody better to quash the spread of hoaxes than its own users, Data Doctors’ Ken Colburn explains.
More hiring managers than ever are recruiting on Facebook which means that if you’re in the market for a dream job, you can “like it” and land it without ever leaving Facebook. Follow these tips to clean up your Facebook page.
Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology’s brightest minds should have seen that coming.