After reports of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ iPhone getting hacked via a WhatsApp message, Facebook vice president claimed that it might an iPhone problem rather than a WhatsApp issue.
If Facebook’s dominance over social media platforms and instant messaging apps wasn’t enough, the brand is planning to jump into the operating system market as well.
There have been numerous incidents of privacy breaches on Facebook. Now it has come to light that 267 million Facebook user names and phone numbers have been leaked via a password-less database file on the web.
In the recent past, Facebook has taken a center stage when it comes to controversies and privacy concerns. The social media giant got embroiled in the Cambridge Analytica scandal which was followed by a series of accusations relating to user data and privacy. Last year, it was alleged that Facebook is accessing user location even when you turn off Location Services. Now the company has confirmed the allegations via a letter to two senators.
People’s trust in Facebook is arguably at an all-time low. The social media giant has lately been embroiled in one too many scandals in the recent past. Earlier this week, a user alleged that Facebook is using iPhone cameras in the background. Along with the accusation the user also screen-recorded videos that caught Facebook app in the act.
Facebook has launched its very own payment system called ‘FaceBook Pay.’ The payment feature will be available across all of Facebook’s apps including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. The feature allows you to send and receive money from friends, family, business establishments and fundraisers.
Another day, another new controversy related to Facebook. This time around, web designer Joshua Maddux has found that the Facebook iOS app kept the camera app on his iPhone active while scrolling through his feed. He found the same bug on five other devices and it was successfully replicated by other users as well.
Facebook has been slapped with a fine of $5 billion, the second-largest ever by the Federal Trade Commission. Apart from the fine, Facebook is also making some sweeping changes to how it handles user data and privacy.