Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared in data harvesting scandal, official says

It’s possible Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared without their consent as part of a massive data extraction...

April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Data breach of 48 million records was scraped from public social network pages

A data breach of 48 million personal records first revealed to a House of Commons committee was caused by an error...

April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – New electric skateboards; TaskRabbit hacked; Facebook sued

There are some new options to consider if you’re in the market for an electric skateboard, Ikea’s TaskRabbit goes down...

April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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New Facebook data breach may include messages of 48 million users, House of Commons committee told

Editor's note: More details on the data breach mentioned by UpGuard's Chris Vickery have been made available. The data breach...

April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that...

April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg testifies; Instagram scores low on mental health; YouTube gets hacked

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at Capitol Hill, a new report suggests Instagram negatively impacts the mental health of young...

April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

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Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and...

April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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Mobile industry organizes to unseat Facebook’s digital identity dominance

The option to “login with Facebook” just isn’t what it used to be. Since Facebook Connect launched in 2008 the...

April 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg to face congress; David Livingston’s sentencing; Ubisoft Winnipeg announced

Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear before U.S. Congress, a top political aide in Ontario will be sentenced for deleting...

April 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson