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Facebook blocks several accounts over suspicion of interference in US mid-term polls

Some accounts "were focused on celebrities" and others on "political debate," the Facebook said.

Nov 06, 2018, 11:37 AM IST

Private messages of 120 mn Facebook users hacked: Report

According to Digital Trends, the latest hack involves the use of browser extensions.

Nov 05, 2018, 11:03 AM IST

Facebook knows it has 270 million fake accounts

The social media giant this week released its third quarter earning and buried in those results, it disclosed that there are tens of millions more fake and duplicate accounts than it had previously thought, The Telegraph reported on Saturday. 

Nov 04, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

Facebook looking at behavior to weed out fake accounts

Facebook has said it has started weeding out bogus accounts by watching for suspicious behavior such as repetitive posts or torrents of messages.


Apr 13, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Exposed! Pak spy operated two FB accounts to obtain strategic info

The spy, also known as Nand Lal Garg, revealed during interrogation that he used the two accounts to communicate with his sources in the border areas.

Aug 27, 2016, 17:49 PM IST

IS luring youth through labyrinth of Facebook accounts

Islamic State (IS) recruiters are actively targeting and attempting to recruit Australian teenagers via social media, a study of the Facebook posts of the radical group shows.

Nov 30, 2015, 16:37 PM IST

Manisha Koirala warns fans about fake Facebook accounts

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala recently warned her fan following against 'many fake' Facebook accounts on her name.

Sep 18, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

Facebook strips smiles from fake 'like' sellers

Facebook said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many 'bad actors' who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop.

Apr 18, 2015, 02:46 AM IST

US top court weighs if online death threats protected by free speech

The US Supreme Court will consider a groundbreaking case Monday about whether death threats posted on Facebook are liable to prosecution or whether threatening comments are protected by consitutional rights to free speech.

Nov 30, 2014, 07:32 AM IST

NY recovers $18 million using warrants for Facebook accounts

New York prosecutors have secured more than $18 million in a series of fraud cases using warrants to access hundreds of Facebook accounts, a move the social medial firm says was unconstitutional and is still fighting.

Oct 30, 2014, 06:19 AM IST

Is Facebook addiction pushing up divorce cases?

If you think excessive Facebook use by your spouse is behind your divorce, then you may be right, says a study.

Jul 22, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

Screening Facebook accounts of job applicants could deter candidates

In some cases, social media screening even increases the likelihood that job candidates may take legal action against the offending company.

Dec 01, 2013, 00:04 AM IST

India, Turkey leads in 143.3 mn false and duplicate Facebook a/c

Duplicate account is the one, which a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account, it added.

Nov 01, 2013, 18:30 PM IST

Facebook bug: Zuckerberg's private pics revealed

A security glitch in Facebook gave users access to Mark Zuckerberg's private pictures, including a few with his girlfriend.

Dec 07, 2011, 08:51 AM IST

Hackers go after Facebook sites 600,000 times every day

Hackers target hundreds of thousands of 'Facebook' accounts nearly 600,000 times daily, the popular social networking website has revealed.

Oct 29, 2011, 17:10 PM IST

Government wants to monitor Facebook, Twitter accounts

It is not just your BlackBerry and mobile phones, the government also wants to snoop in on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Aug 14, 2011, 19:17 PM IST