Tag Archives: Facebook

Facebook bans developer of Facebook Unfollow tool for life

[German]Facebook doesn't take it well to people who acts against its own business interests. According to his own information, a software developer was banned for life from this platform because he had developed a browser extension "Unfollow Everything" that allowed … Continue reading

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Facebook explains the causes of the big outage

[German]On 4.10.2021, there was a six-hour service outage at Facebook at around 17:30, which also included the Instagram and WhatsApp services. I had reported in the post Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp worldwide down. Now Facebook has provided a more comprehensive … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp worldwide down

[German]Currently (2021/10/04, 19:50 MEZ) there is a worldwide major disruption at Facebook, which also includes the services Instagram and WhatsApp. The disruption has already been going on for a few hours, and the US giant's users are in an uproar … Continue reading

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Bundeskartellamt examines linkage between Oculus and the Facebook network

[German]The Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office) has initiated an investigation against Facebook. The goal is to examine the linkage between Oculus virtual reality products and the social network and Facebook platform for a possible abuse. Advertising

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Facebook Security incidents

[German]During the last days I became aware of several security incidents and issues, which I would like to summarize in a short blog post. For example, the Android Messenger app allowed users to eavesdrop on each other. In addition, security … Continue reading

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Anti trust probe against Facebook due to WhatsApp/Instagram acquisition

US state and federal authorities are reportedly preparing for an antitrust case against Facebook. The background is Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram. CNet has summarized some information in this article. Advertising

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Data leak reveals again millions of Facebook data from Vietnam

[German]Security researchers found an unsecured data base with 12 million Facebook users from Vietnam, who were probably exfiltrated from the social network. Advertising

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Facebook’s privacy report isn’t accurate

[German]After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook offers the possibility to download data about oneself and also to check whether advertisers have uploaded data for a profile. But the data prepared by Facebook isn't correct. Advertising

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down?

[German]It seems, that the services of Facebook and its daughters Instagram and WhatsApp have (at least temporarily) been down. And that on Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Advertising

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#FacebookDown: Worldwide issues

Currently it seems that Facebook (and its services like Instagram) are being disturbed worldwide. According to various reports, Twitter is probably also affected, although I can't see any issue at the moment. Advertising

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