• Facebook mistakenly deleted some people's Live videos

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    This time instead of exposing users' data, a Facebook bug erased it. A previously undisclosed Facebook glitch caused it to delete some users' Live videos if they tried to post them to their Story and the News Feed after finishing their broadcast. Facebook wouldn't say how many users or livestreams were impacted, but told the bug was intermittent and affected a minority of all Live videos. It's since patched the bug and restored some of the videos, but is notifying some users with an apology that their Live videos have been deleted permanently.
    The bug raises the question of whether...
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  • Facebook disables accounts tied to Russian company that allegedly scraped user data

    Facebook disables accounts tied to Russian company that allegedly scraped user data

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Facebook has disabled accounts operated by a Russian business that the social network says scraped user data from its platform.
    The Russian company, SocialDataHub, advertises insights through publicly available information. According to Facebook, that includes information gleaned from its users.
    Facebook said it expects to disable more
    “As part of our efforts to protect people's security, we have recently removed Social Data Hub , a Russian-linked social media firm, because they were scraping people's information,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “This is a violation of our...
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  • Facebook disables accounts for Russian company claiming to sell scraped user data - CNET

    Facebook disables accounts for Russian company claiming to sell scraped user data - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    Social Data Hub called itself the Cambridge Analytica of Russia.
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  • Facebook deletes Russian firm's accounts over alleged data scraping

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorized collection of user information, the social media giant said on Thursday.
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