Facebook has repaired its iPhone-app camera bug

Facebook has fixed a bug in its iPhone app that spooked some users by inadvertently turning on their cameras. The bug caused the camera’s view to show up in a strip on one side of the screen when users tapped on photos. Facebook says it was accidentally introduced as part of an update to the app launched last week. The […]

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India's Congress party says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit by WhatsApp privacy breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s main opposition Congress party said on Sunday that its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been informed by messaging service WhatsApp that her phone was hacked during this year’s election campaign by malware from Israeli surveillance firm NSO. Last week, the Indian government asked Facebook-owned WhatsApp to explain the nature of a privacy breach on […]

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Facebook suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for political meddling

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended three networks of Russian accounts that attempted to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries, and were tied to a Russian businessman accused of meddling in past U.S. elections. The campaigns used almost 200 fake and compromised accounts to target people in Madagascar, Central African Republic, Mozambique, […]

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Facebook agrees to pay UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook on Wednesday agreed to pay a 500,000 pound ($644,0000) fine for breaches of data protection law related to the harvesting of data by consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Britain’s information regulator said. The Information Commissioner’s Office last year fined Facebook after it said data from at least 1 million British users had been among that harvested by Cambridge […]

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Facebook launches dating service in US

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Facebook rolled out its online dating service for the United States on Thursday (Sept 5), a move taking on rivals such as smartphone app Tinder. The free “Facebook Dating” site which was announced last year and already available in other countries will allow users to link their Facebook and Instagram post to a separate dating profile. It […]

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