Apr 06 2019
As UpGuard points out, despite the fact that Facebook has promised a renewed sense of urgency regarding its user's data, especially following the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica leak previous year, there is only so much that the company can control at this point.
The largest dataset was linked to the Mexican media company Cultura Colectiva who openly stored more than 540 million records, such as accounts names, comments, likes, Facebook IDs and reactions. The records were accessible and downloadable for anyone who could find them online. The app itself shut down in 2014, and UpGuard said it is not known how long the user details were exposed.
After the breach came to light, Facebook promised to put limitations on how much data third-party apps can access and enhanced security measures by clearly listing out for users the permissions required by each app.
The information about Facebook users, though they might not be as sensitive as their Social Security Numbers, could expose their interests, relationships and interactions to third-party developers, the cybersecurity firm said.
Brian Vecci, a top executive at the security firm Varonis recommends that consumers check which apps are now collecting data from their accounts and revoke access for those that don't need it. It shows that a lack of respect towards private data is an industry problem and not just something Facebook alone is at fault for.
The issue highlights how Facebook shared this kind of information freely with third-party developers for years before cracking down. That one instance has led to government probes around the world, and threats of further regulation for the company. For app developers on Facebook, part of the platform's appeal is access to some slice of the data generated by and about Facebook users.
Suspect in killing of Nipsey Hussle urged to surrender
Fire officials said two were critically injured, one of whom was stabbed and another of whom was hit by a vehicle . Hussle had earned a Grammy nomination for best rap album this year for "Victory Lap", his major-label debut.
Anti-stall system active before Ethiopian 737 MAX crash
Investigators believe it was the same system that led to a Lion Air flight to crash in Indonesia less than five months earlier. After the software update is approved, it would take about a day to deploy and an hour to upgrade each aircraft.
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Southwest Airlines said the plane returned to the airport after pilots reported a "performance issue" with one of the engines. He said the decision was based on information that the Ethiopian Airlines flight path resembled that of the Lion Air crash .
But this week UpGuard's Cyber Risk team revealed in a blog posting that it had found public databases on Facebook users.
That's still 146 gigabytes of material, UpGuard said. UpGuard also had trouble working to get the database closed. After Bloomberg reached out to Facebook for a comment about that breach, an Amazon "storage bucket" with the data from Cultura Colectiva was secured.
The leak is another strike in a long list of Facebook's faults as it scrambles to maintain its reputation.
No passwords or emails were exposed in the leak, according to Cultura Colectiva.
The security researchers then notified Amazon Web Services of the situation on 28th January, and AWS sent a response on 1 February saying that the bucket's owner was made aware of the exposure.
Those tech giants have built multibillion-dollar businesses by making it easy for companies to run applications and store troves of data, from corporate documents to employee information, on remote servers.
Apr 05 2019
Pep Guardiola’s two-word reaction to Liverpool’s late victor v Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur welcomed the inauguration of their new stadium with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. Spurs are now on a five-game winless run in the Premier League with their last victory coming against Leicester City in February.
Apr 05 2019
Health Care Reform Vote After GOP Win in 2020
They want to take away the ability of young people to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26. They had no comprehensive proposal to replace the ACA law and no big plans to unveil one.
Apr 03 2019
Kushner not focus of White House whistleblower's security-clearance complaint
Newbold added: "I feel that right now this is my last hope to really bring the integrity back into our office". Mr Kline also approved a clearance for that unnamed official.
Apr 03 2019
Meghan Markle to snub decades-old tradition with royal baby birth
Their first post alone, has already attracted over 60k likes, including one from Meghan's best friend Jessica Mulroney . Meghan and Harry's support team will be based at Buckingham Palace, instead of Kensington Palace, from this spring.
Apr 01 2019
NBA star Kristaps Porzingis reportedly accused of rape in New York
The Post reports that she brought the claims to the NYPD this past Thursday, which consider her claims credible and "believable". The newspaper said the woman told police that after she entered the 7-foot-3-inch player's home he held her down and raped her.
Mar 31 2019
Tyronn Lue’s name most frequently cited as Lakers coach Luke Walton’s replacement
Cris Carter agreed with his co-host, going as far to say that Kidd's next job won't be in the National Basketball Association . Expectations were high when Luke Walton took over as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers .
Mar 31 2019
Alonso: Bahrain test doesn't mean F1 return
McLaren want Alonso's views on how much their vehicle has changed since previous year , one of the worst in their history. If something happened and a great opportunity arrives, I probably will consider [it].
Mar 30 2019
Marcus Rashford wants to sign new Man Utd deal after Solskjaer appointment
But Solskjaer has changed the mood and the landscape at United. "From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club", said Solskjaer.
Mar 29 2019
Chicago Prosecutor Defends Decision to Drop Smollett Charges
Police had found that bottle on February 7 during their investigation , the reports say. Smollett also said the men doused him with a chemical and put a noose around his neck.
Mar 29 2019
Apple's New Titanium-Made Credit Card Is Your New Way To Flex
WeChat Pay, Tencent Holdings' (00700.HK) mobile payment service, is earning billions of yuan in China from transaction fees alone. Apple has just announced a credit card that promises no late or worldwide fees and up to 3% cash back that can be paid every day.
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