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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

To Hundreds of Millions of Facebook Users: You May Want to Think about Changing Your Facebook Password. Or Perhaps Just Deleting Your Account.

Facebook admits it didn’t properly mask the passwords of hundreds of millions of its users and stored them as plain text in an internal database for years that could be accessed by its staff.

See https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/21/tech/facebook-password-database/index.html for the sad details.

Categories: Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. While FB obviously only “cares” about your privacy when forced to do so by regulators and their own internal security appears lackadaisical, there aren’t really alternatives to its functionality. So what do you suggest? I have never used the FB app (I use the mobile web app) and use 2FA. Using the mobile web app obviously does not stop them from putting a cookie on my device, but should be “not as bad”.

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