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772 million email IDs outed; largest data breach ever?

Email Address Data Breach: Have I been pwned? If your email ID appears in the breach, it is advised to change to a random password and switch on two-factor authentication.

Facebook bug gave developers broader access to user photos

The bug, which spanned the 12 days between September 13 and September 25, potentially gave developers access to other images, such as photos uploaded to the site but not yet posted, Facebook said.

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Espionage, ID theft? Myriad risks from stolen Marriott data

The affected hotel brands were operated by Starwood before it was acquired by Marriott in 2016. They include W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, Element, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien and Four Points.

UK parliament seizes confidential Facebook documents

Lawmakers from seven countries are preparing to grill a Facebook executive in charge of public policy, Richard Allan, at the committee's hearing in London.

Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Iran that lured over 1 mln followers

The fake Facebook accounts originating in Iran mostly targeted American liberals, according to the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, a thinktank that works with Facebook to study propaganda online.

Facebook now says personal data of over 29 million users has been stolen

The company said it would message affected users over the coming days to tell them what type of information has been accessed in the attack.

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Facebook says in touch with Indian govt to share security breach info

Facebook, which has over 200 million users in India, counts the country among its largest userbases globally.

What comes next in Facebook's major data breach

What Facebook knows so far is that hackers got access to the 50 million accounts by exploiting three distinct bugs in Facebook's code that allowed them to steal those digital keys, technically known as "access tokens."

Online food ordering app FreshMenu hid 2016 data breach that affected over 110,000 users: Report

Online food delivery platform FreshMenu had suffered a security breach in 2016 that exposed personal data of over 110,355 users

Privacy and consent

Srikrishna Commitee and draft data bill show the way ahead, but lose GPS signal on some stretches

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