Social Media

Brief glitch let Facebook users see private photos

What’s been described as a bug in some new computer code briefly allowed Facebook users to snoop on the private pictures of other members. The glitch, which Facebook discovered Tuesday, was part of the site’s tool that lets users report offensive contents. Clicking on a user’s profile picture, then reporting it to Facebook as containing

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Facebook reveals its user-tracking secrets

For the first time, Facebook has revealed details about how it tracks users across the web. Through interviews with Facebook engineering director Arturo Bejar, Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes, Facebook corporate spokesman Barry Schnitt and Facebook engineering manager Gregg Stefancik, USA Today‘s Byron Acohido was able to compile the most complete picture to date of how

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Facebook: Attack identified, most spammed porn removed

Facebook says a hack that exploited some Web browsers was responsible for a flood of porn, violent images and other graphic content that spread across the site over the past couple of days. Spokesman Frederic Wolens said Facebook’s security team had been working to identify the cause of the spam and that, by Tuesday afternoon,

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