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Facebook's been reportedly storing user password in plain text since 2012

Facebook's been reportedly storing user password in plain text since 2012

1 day ago   |   The Next Web   |   2 articles

Last night, Facebook revealed that it found a flaw in January in its systems that stored user passwords in plain text, which meant that anyone who had access to them could read...
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What marketers can do next time a major social network goes down

2 days ago   |   Marketing Land   |   2 articles

Though Facebook's March 13 outage was the longest in its history, there's a lot that can be done to make sure you're prepared for the next blackout.
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Instagram users will be able to buy from brands on platform

3 days ago   |   The Guardian   |   5 articles

‘Checkout on Instagram' is new e-commerce service available to US customers Facebook is moving into retail, as the company partners with more than 20 brands to allow Instagram...
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Facebook removes age, gender and ZIP code targeting for housing, employment, credit ads

3 days ago   |   Marketing Land   |   3 articles

Facebook said it is also creating a tool for users to search and view all current housing ads, regardless of how they were targeted.
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Social media addiction is not natural or normal - but is it really a disease? | Roisin Kiberd

4 days ago   |   The Guardian

Facebook et al have 3 billion users. We should be focusing on living with it, rather then abandoning, restricting or censoring it Is social media addictive? The issue is...
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Insta-checkout? New Instagram service lets you shop without leaving the platform

Insta-checkout? New Instagram service lets you shop without leaving the platform

4 days ago   |   Digital Trends   |   5 articles

Shopping on Instagram no longer means leaving the platform to checkout in a web browser. Instagram checkout launched in beta today with a handful of retailers, allowing users...
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Is my kid too young for a smartphone?

Is my kid too young for a smartphone?

4 days ago   |   Android Central

Deciding when to give your child their first smartphone is a big decision. It's hard to go back once they've had a taste of internet access at that level of flexibility. Their...
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Instagram debuts in-app checkout for e-commerce brands

4 days ago   |   Marketing Land   |   6 articles

The feature allows users to make purchases without leaving the app.
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Fifty years of the internet

Fifty years of the internet

5 days ago   |   TechCrunch

Leonard Kleinrock Contributor Share on Twitter Leonard Kleinrock is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. When my...
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Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

5 days ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

UK report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental health Social media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the...
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4 ways social media platforms can stop hateful content after terror attacks

4 ways social media platforms can stop hateful content after terror attacks

The deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others critically injured, was streamed live on Facebook by the man... Read more ...

10 deals you don't want to miss on Saturday: $12 Philips Hue bulbs, $16...

10 deals you don't want to miss on Saturday: $12 Philips Hue bulbs, $16 headphones, Roomba sale, more

Welcome to a special weekend edition of our daily deals roundups, where we scour the web to find the 10 best deals of the day. Highlight from today's list include the best fast... Read more ...

Safari: une faille zero-day permet de prendre le contrôle total d'un Mac

Safari:  une faille zero-day permet de prendre le contrôle total d'un Mac

Comme tout logiciel, les navigateurs web sont susceptibles de contenir des failles de sécurité. Les conséquences peuvent être plus ou moins graves. La dernière en date de... Read more ...

Dyson's V11 vacuum automatically changes its suction power to last longer

Dyson's V11 vacuum automatically changes its suction power to last longer

Last year, Dyson promised it would no longer develop corded vacuums, because, well, cords are annoying. But battery life is limited. When I reviewed the V10 last year, I had to... Read more ...

Friday's top deals: Amazon Echo Dot, ARRIS modems, and more

Friday's top deals: Amazon Echo Dot, ARRIS modems, and more

It's Friday, Friday, gotta shop deals on Friday! We've rounded up the best deals of the day below so you don't have to waste your Friday trawling the web to find the good... Read more ...

You can now play scratchcards with Bitcoin, thanks to the Lightning Network

You can now play scratchcards with Bitcoin, thanks to the Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is where all the weird and wonderful use cases of cryptocurrency micro-payments come to life. You can order a Coke, feed chickens, dispense candy, and... Read more ...

Two months on, the Honor View 20 is still one of the best mid-range phones...

Two months on, the Honor View 20 is still one of the best mid-range phones you can buy

Late last year, I flew to Hong Kong to see the the launch of the Honor View 20 first hand. This phone was notable for three reasons. Firstly, it was the second commercially... Read more ...

PUBG Mobile is testing a 6-hour per day limit in India

PUBG Mobile is testing a 6-hour per day limit in India

Tencent's popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is under fire in India after reportedly causing deaths in multiple instances. Some Indian cities have banned... Read more ...

Apple AirPower wireless charging launch could be sooner than we thought

Apple AirPower wireless charging launch could be sooner than we thought

Apple released new AirPods 2 earbuds this week, complete with wireless charging case. It also has a wirelessly-charging iPhone range, and a wireless charging Apple Watch line... Read more ...

Netflix' $4 mobile-only subscriptions could bolster its growth in India

Netflix' $4 mobile-only subscriptions could bolster its growth in India

In a bid to grow its audience in India, Netflix is trialing cheaper subscriptions that allow access to its streaming video service only on mobile devices, reports The Economic... Read more ...