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For years, #Facebook hosted groups with 300,000 members, focused on committing cybercrimes #DeleteFacebook

For years, #Facebook hosted groups with 300,000 members, focused on committing cybercrimes #DeleteFacebook

Hours after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity, Facebook last week deleted almost 120 private discussion groups totaling more than 300,000 members who flagrantly promoted a host of illicit activities on the social media network’s platform. The scam groups facilitated a broad spectrum of shady activities, including spamming, wire fraud, account takeovers, phony tax refunds, 419 scams, denial-of-service attack-for-hire services and botnet creation tools. The average age of these groups on Facebook’s platform was two years. Source: Deleted Facebook Cybercrime Groups Had 300,000 Members…

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Hah hah: #facebook does not sweep up data, you give it to us!

Hah hah: #facebook does not sweep up data, you give it to us!

“We are not sweeping up data. People are inputting data. People are sharing data with Facebook,” she said. You mean like our Android telephone and text message metadata? Everyone knew they were just giving this to Facebook? Our off Facebook web access was being collected and we all knew that? http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/04/09/how-much-does-facebook-make-off-amount-may-surprise.html

#Facebook should pay its 2bn users for their data

#Facebook should pay its 2bn users for their data

https://amp.ft.com/content/7a99cb46-3b0f-11e8-bcc8-cebcb81f1f90 What I was saying a couple of days ago… Article refers to the “authoritarian” nature of social media oligarchs engorged on our personal data. The column is written by a former director of Cambridge Analytica.