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Google, Facebook Swindled in $100M Payment Scam

Lithuanian man impersonated an Asian-based manufacturer to trick Facebook and Google into paying him $100 million.

​Facebook: We’re adding information warfare to our fight against malware, fraud

Facebook's security team doesn't disagree with the US Director of National Intelligence's conclusion that Russia tried to sway the US Presidential election.

Facebook Spam Botnet Promises ‘Likes’ for Access Tokens

Facebook users can fuel a social spam botnet by providing verified apps' access tokens in exchange for "likes" and comments.

Facebook decides fake news isn’t crazy after all. It’s now a...

Once dismissed by Zuck, misinformation now merits revised security strategy Analysis  Last November at the Techonomy Conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dismissed the notion that disinformation had affected the US presidential election as lunacy.…

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.Last August, Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp changed its privacy policy to allow the transfer of its users' perso...

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

Be more like Android: How Apple can fix iOS, CarPlay alerts

When you’re sleeping, driving, or in a meeting, you want to know when your house alarm has tripped, but not that someone posted to Facebook or send you an email.If you use an Apple device, you don’t get that choice.

That means you will likely miss urgent alerts.

Apple can and should fix this behavior, ironically by taking the approach Google already has in Android.[ Hands on: The IoT devices actually worth getting. | iPad Pro vs.
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iOS’s Do Not Disturb mode setting for iPhones and iPads silences alert sounds and vibrations, and it keeps the screen turned off while the device is locked (both from lack of recent activity and when you explicitly lock it by pressing the Power button).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Webroot fixes faulty antivirus update that mistakenly flagged Windows as malware

Windows' system files were flagged as malicious, and Facebook was marked as a phishing site.

AV provider Webroot melts down as update nukes hundreds of legit...

False positives affect Windows Preview, Facebook, and more.

Facebook’s Relay JavaScript framework gets GraphQL

Facebook has reconstructed its Relay JavaScript framework for building data-driven applications for easier use.Renamed Relay Modern, the updated framework features a GraphQL framework incorporating best practices from classic Relay, Facebook's native mobile GraphQL clients, and the GraphQL community, Facebook software engineers Lee Byron and Joe Savona said this week.[ Use JavaScript in your dev shop? InfoWorld looks at 17 JavaScript editors and IDEs and 22 JavaScript frameworks ready for adoption. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]"Relay Modern retains the best parts of Relay—co-located data and view definitions, declarative data fetching—while also simplifying the API, adding features, improving performance, and reducing the size of the framework," the engineers said. "To accomplish this, we embraced two concepts: static queries and ahead-of-time optimization."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here