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…
Surveillance is us, 24 x7: This Israeli surveillance juggernaut is sitting on a massive database of faces taken from Facebook and YouTube, all feeding facial recognition tech for national governments. Source: These Ex-Spies Are Harvesting Facebook Photos For A Massive Facial Recognition Database
https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/technology-43718175 No one knows how many people or private messages were stolen. Empirically, Facebook can not be trusted to hold any personal information.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/body-parts-threatened-wildlife-widely-sold-facebook-234807698–politics.html Facebook is a bizarre for selling threatened and endangered dead wildlife.
http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/technology/fake-black-lives-matter-facebook-page/index.html Most of Facebook is Fakebook. I’ve covered similar fake Twitter accounts before. Social media is big alligator infested swamp with lots of poo.
“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
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.
I gave them a unique email address created just for them, and the wrong zip code: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/starbucks-picked-odd-time-force-wifi-customers-cough-personal-data/ Nothing said we have to give them correct information … But they are also collecting device MAC addresses.