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Tag: Facebook Users

Data Of 267 Million Facebook Users Leaked Online

London: A database containing personal details of more than 267 million Facebook users was allegedly left exposed on the web, according to a report from Britain-based tech research firm Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko. Diachenko believes the trove of data — including Facebook user IDs, phone numbers and names — is most likely the […]

Towards a happier, less nastier Facebook

Menlo Park (California): Passive use, loneliness and the agony of social comparisons are some of the “ills” being battled on social media and Facebook’s answer to these are: easier ways to comment back, a dating feature and a time tracker to check overuse. During the International Press Day event at the company’s headquarters in Menlo […]

Facebook security feature revealed users' phone number to others

San Francisco: Facebook is facing backlash over its secure login process two-factor authentication (2FA) where it asked users to add phone numbers, which can be searched by advertisers. The security feature — meant solely to authenticate your identity on the social media platform – may have left your phone number open for others to see, […]

Facebook tracking users who threaten its workers: Report

San Francisco: Facebook has been monitoring and tracking locations of those users who can pose threat to its employees or physical properties, the media reported. According to a report in CNBC on Thursday, the tracking of users begins when the Facebook security team finds they are making “credible threats on its social network”. The tracking […]

Heavy Facebook users make risky decisions like drug addicts: Study

New York: Excessive use of social media platforms like Facebook can make its users take decisions as bad as drug addicts tend to do, a new study suggests. “Around one-third of humans on the planet are using social media, and some of these people are displaying maladaptive, excessive use of these sites,” said lead author […]

With 2.27 bn users, Facebook revenue hits $13.5 bn in Q3

San Francisco: Facebook reported $13.5 billion in revenue with a net income of $5.1 billion ($1.76 per share) in the third quarter that ended September 30. The monthly active user (MAU) base reached 2.27 billion — an increase of 10 per cent year-over-year while daily active users (DAUs) were 1.49 billion — an increase of […]

Facebook 'fake clone' message goes viral

San Francisco: Several Facebook users have reported their accounts were cloned after they received a duplicate friend request message asking them to forward the message to friends. The hoax message went viral on Sunday, saying the sender had received a duplicate friend request from the recipient. “Hi I actually got another friend request from you […]

India overtakes US as Facebook's No. 1 user

San Francisco: India has overtaken the US to become Facebook’s largest country audience with a total 241 million active users, compared to 240 million in the US. The change at the top of the platform’s country rankings comes just a few days after Facebook announced it has more than two billion monthly users around the […]