Facebook stored users’ passwords in ‘readable’ form

IANS-   Facebook on Thursday said it has fixed a security issue wherein millions of its users’ passwords were stored in plain text and “readable” format for years and according to reports, were searchable by thousands of its employees. The report by KrebsOnSecurity claimed on Thursday around 200-600 million Facebook users may have had their […]

US Senator Elizabeth Warren calls for break up of Apple

IANS-   Stressing that tech giants have too much influence over our lives, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said she wanted Apple to surrender control over the iOS App Store or cease selling its own apps within it. The Democratic Senator, who recently launched her 2020 presidential bid, is in favor of passing laws that prevent […]

Facebook and Instagram plan to remove content containing vaccine misinformation

indica News Bureau –   As part of their effort to reduce the spread of dangerous anti-vaccination propaganda, Facebook and its photo-messaging app Instagram will no longer allow advertisements that include misinformation about vaccines. The company has decided to take action against user accounts which promote vaccine misinformation that have been publicly identified by the World […]

Top Facebook executives set to depose before parliamentary panel

IANS-   Facebook is sending Joel Kaplan, Vice President, Global Public Policy, to face the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology (IT) on March 6 that will hear him what the social media giant and its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram are doing to safeguard citizen rights across its platforms. Ajit Mohan, Vice President and Managing Editor, […]