What does it actually take to hack an election? Technically Speaking

If you're a Facebook user, your data may be compromised.Image: Hero Images/Gettyimages Your private messages on Facebook may be up for sale.  A hacker group has allegedly obtained private messages from 81,000 Facebook accounts — possibly many more — and at one point sold access to the database for 10…

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Facebook launches Portal auto-zooming video chat screens for $199/$349

Facebook’s first hardware product combines Alexa (and eventually Google Assistant) with a countertop video chat screen that zooms to always keep you in frame. Yet the fancy gadget’s success depends not on functionality, but whether people are willing to put a Facebook camera and microphone in their home even with…

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Someone Found 1,000 Human Teeth Inside A Wall And Its Right Out Of A Horror Movie

Facebook / Gregory L. Williams Jr. Construction workers uncovered a terrifying secret on Tuesday when they began tearing down a wall in Valdosta, Georgia and found it filled with human teeth. And not just a teeth, but over one thousand. One worker managed to snap a pic of the situation, which…

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Europe is drawing fresh battle lines around the ethics of big data

It’s been just over four months since Europe’s tough new privacy framework came into force. You might believe that little of substance has changed for big tech’s data-hungry smooth operators since then — beyond firing out a wave of privacy policy update spam, and putting up a fresh cluster of…

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Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned. Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with Facebook. That means your exact GPS coordinates collected by Instagram, even when you’re…

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Woman Reported Suspected MAGA Bomber Weeks Ago For Threatening Her On Twitter – Guess What Happened – Perez Hilton

Authorities arrested a South Florida man on Friday after Political pundit Rochelle Richie pointed out she even got a threat directly from the suspect’s apparent account on her Twitter — two weeks ago! She of course reported the threat to Twitter, which as you may have guessed, did NOTHING AT ALL: Hey @Twitter…

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Mark Zuckerberg shares the first projects he ever coded

The image that hacker Chang Chi-yuan posted for his now-cancelled Facebook livestream.Image: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images Can this hacker really delete Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook account? A Taiwanese bug bounty-hunter claimed this week that he would delete Mark Zuckerberg’s personal Facebook account and promised to stream the attack live on…

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Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust and abuse of power since Facebook Messenger doesn’t have an Unsend button. The next morning, Facebook suddenly announced that it would actually…

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Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web

“I’ve always believed the web is for everyone,” wrote Tim Berners-Lee, the well-known (and knighted) creator of the World Wide Web. How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches The timing couldn’t be better. The last year has been plagued with scandals, from Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that…

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Europe’s New Copyright Law Could Change the Web Worldwide

The European Parliament passed sweeping copyright legislation Wednesday that, much like its privacy regulations, could have impact far beyond Europe. Critics argue that the most controversial part of the proposal will effectively force all but the smallest website operators to adopt "upload filters" similar to those used by YouTube, and…

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