Facebook Shared Private User Messages with Netflix and Spotify

By Casey Newton What to make of the New York Times’ latest story about Facebook’s broad data-sharing agreements? The story, which draws on internal documents describing the company’s partnerships, reports on previously undisclosed aspects of business partnerships with companies including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and Netflix. In some cases, companies had access to Continue Reading

New Data Breach: Facebook Hacked and Reveals 6.8 Million Users’ Photos

By Donie O’Sullivan, CNN Business New York (CNN Business)Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission. The company said a bug recently allowed third-party app developers to access photos people may not have shared publicly. Facebook believes as many as Continue Reading

Facebook could be forced to pay you nearly $8G after ‘disaster’ hack attack that left 50M users exposed

Hacked Facebook users could be owed as much as 6,000 pounds ($7,800) in compensation as a result of the security breach revealed last week. Legal experts have told The Sun that damages could run into the “thousands” for anyone affected by the hack — if you can prove you felt distressed. Continue Reading

Facebook Already Hit With A Lawsuit Tied To The Latest Data Breach

BY ADAM ROSENBERG That didn’t take long. Hours after Facebook revealed that at least 50 million users were “directly affected” by a data breach, two of the social network’s users have come together in a class-action lawsuit. It started early on Friday. Facebook alerted users that a security issue had been discovered on Continue Reading