Tag Archives: User Data

Millions of Facebook user phone numbers exposed online, security researchers say

by Queenie Wong, c|net

More than 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers and names were in an unsecured database.

More than 267 million Facebook user phone numbers, names and user IDs were exposed in a database that anyone could access online, adding to a long list of privacy and security mishaps that continue to plague the world’s largest social network.

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FBI admits it can break into almost any device it wants to unlock

by India Ashok, International Business Times

In 2016, in over 80% of its cases, the agency was reportedly able to unlock devices and access user data.

The FBI has reportedly acknowledged that in a majority of cases it investigates, the agency is able to unlock and access user data on computers and phones. According to the agency’s general counsel Jim Baker, the FBI is also able to access data from devices of local and state police. In 2016, in over 80% of cases investigated, the bureau was able to unlock devices and obtain data. Continue reading FBI admits it can break into almost any device it wants to unlock