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Woman's Facebook Photos Stolen, Used In Prostitution Ads

Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

Dallas Miller is not a prostitute -- but you would certainly have thought otherwise if you'd seen this suggestive ad online over the weekend: M...

Facebook Just Bought A Public Police Officer

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

A police officer paid for by Facebook will be the nation’s first privately funded cop, a move dubbed by some as an act of generosity and by others a...

This Joke Facebook Game Hits A Little Too Close To Home

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology

Want to auto-append "PRAISE JESUS" to all your Facebook status updates? How about auto-upload all your naked selfles to your profile? No? Then better ...

Hacker Exposes Big Facebook Security Flaw -- By Posting On Mark Zuckerberg's Private Wall

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology

A Palestinian hacker took matters into his own hands late last week when he discovered a Facebook bug and was rebuffed by the company's official engin...

Gerry Smith

Nir Goldshlager, Bug Bounty Hunter, Hacks Into Facebook -- And Gets Paid To Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

By his count, Nir Goldshlager has hacked Facebook more than 100 times. The 27-year-old Israeli researcher has found all sorts of ways to gain unauthor...

Facebook Privacy Glitch?

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

While browsing my Facebook News Feed on my phone this morning, as I do every morning, something popped up that I didn't expect.

Trying to Lean In, Sheryl, but Facebook's Not Making it Easy

Catherine Ventura | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Catherine Ventura

Sheryl Sandberg's advice -- Lean In -- is a positive and valuable one. It's ironic, however, that the company she helps run makes it hard for women business owners to do just that.

Gerry Smith

Why Facebook No Longer Plays 'Whack-A-Mole' With Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

Two years ago, Facebook's security team began noticing a surge in a particular strain of computer virus. The malicious software stole credit card info...

Is Facebook Jeopardizing Your Home’s Security?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.12.2012 | HuffPost Home

All it takes is one careless status update.

Facebook's Listening To Complaints About Security

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook, the world's biggest social network, has fully implemented most of the recommendations made by Ireland's Data Protection C...

Facebook Builds Reporting Tools to Encourage 'Compassion'

Larry Magid | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Working with researchers from Yale, Berkeley and Columbia University, Arturo Bejar and his team are tasked with improving the tools that enable Facebook users to report and resolve problems.

Here's How Easy It Was For Facebook Employees To Access Your Account--Messages And All

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.25.2012 | Technology

Facebook in its early days wasn't exactly Fort Knox, according to Facebook's fifty-first hire Katerine Losse: pretty much any employee could access th...

Facebook Explains Support For Controversial Cybersecurity Bill

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.13.2012 | Technology

Facebook on Friday sought to explain its support for cybersecurity legislation that has come under fire from civil liberties groups who say the bill d...

New Facebook Security Hole Discovered

TechCrunch | Posted 04.05.2012 | Technology

There’s panic about a security hole in Facebook’s iOS and Android apps that surfaced today, but the threat of identity theft is being blown out of...

Meet Facebook's Top Cop

Forbes | Posted 02.23.2012 | Technology

If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world and Joe Sullivan would be head of Homeland Security....

Is It Safe To Shop On Facebook?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 01.23.2012 | Small Business

Consumers like using social media to communicate with companies, but they're less confident about using Facebook as a shopping arena. A new study of a...

Malicious Facebook Worm Steals Thousands Of User Logins

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 01.05.2012 | Technology

Facebook users have a new threat to look out for. It's called the "Ramnit" worm, and it has compromised 45,000 user accounts. According to Seculert...

Facebook Flaw Exposed CEO's Private Photos

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | Technology

A security flaw on Facebook temporarily allowed users to access other members' private photos -- including images posted in Mark Zuckerberg's friends-...

Facebook Tells Users How To Avoid Spam Attacks

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Facebook said Wednesday that it has stopped most of the spam that has flooded many users' pages with pictures showing graphic sex and...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Unveils 'Guardian Angels'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology

Facebook is introducing two new security features that will allow users to create passwords for third-party applications and to turn to their friends ...

Inside Facebook's Massive Cyber-Security System

New Scientist | Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

FACEBOOK has released details of the extraordinary security infrastructure it uses to fight off spam and other cyber-scams....

Facebook Beefs Up Security Again

Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Technology

On Monday, Facebook announced that they are teaming up with cyber-security company Websense in a move to keep Facebook users safer from sites that are...

Facebook Removes Prisoner Profiles

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.09.2011 | Crime

Facebook is taking down profiles of prison inmates after teaming up with law enforcement in a bid to stamp out cell phone and social media use among t...

Facebook & CA Team Up To Delete Prisoners' Facebook Accounts

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has recently announced a new partnership with Facebook to disable the profiles of a...

Facebook Blind Date Leads To Supermarket Robbery

Sophos | Posted 10.07.2011 | Technology

Do you take enough care over who you make your Facebook friend? A Belgian supermarket manager learnt a lesson the hard way, after he struck up a frien...