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In Cambridge Analytica clean-up, Facebook says it killed ‘Tens of Thousands’ of apps

Of course they announced it at the end of the day on Friday, that's what you do with bad news.

In a Facebook blog post from Ime Archibong, VP of Product Partnerships, Facebook says it has had suspended “tens of thousands” of apps and 400 developers as part of its internal investigation following the Cambridge ...

Here are the security sessions you can’t miss at Disrupt SF

Security is in everything, it’s everywhere, and it’s everyone’s responsibility. What part are you playing? At TechCrunch Disrupt SF on October 2-4, we’re proud to have some of the smartest security executives and highest-ranking officials ready to talk shop on stage. Security will be front and center of Disrupt SF with our panels and experts ...

Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps suspected of hoarding data

Facebook has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps connected to its platform which it suspects may be collecting large amounts of user profile data. That’s a sharp rise from the 400 apps flagged a year ago by the company’s investigation in the wake of Cambridge Analytica, a scandal that saw tens of millions of Facebook ...

Thinkful confirms data breach days after Chegg’s $80M acquisition

Thinkful, an online education site for developers, has confirmed a data breach, just days after it confirmed it would be acquired. “We recently discovered that an unauthorized party may have gained access to certain Thinkful company credentials so, out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying all of our users,” said Erin Rosenblatt, the ...

Documents reveal how Russia taps phone companies for surveillance

In cities across Russia, large boxes in locked rooms are directly connected to the networks of some of the country’s largest phone and internet companies. These unsuspecting boxes, some the size of a washing machine, house equipment that gives the Russian security services access to the calls and messages of millions of citizens. This government ...