James Martin/CNET A treasure trove of data containing more than 540 million records was exposed online in a public database, security researchers from UpGuard said Wednesday. The exposed database for At the Pool contained data including photos, events and passwords, though UpGuard believes the passwords stored were for the app, not for Facebook accounts.
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The new regulator will examine competitive practices, the protection of personal data, and make anti-trust recommendations, according to a presentation made at a government advisory panel on Wednesday.
The blog post — the second since The New York Times reported Tuesday that Facebook for many years gave more than 150 companies extensive access to personal data — focused narrowly on the contention in the Times report that emerged as the most controversial: that Facebook gave four companies access to read, write and delete users' messages.
The hackers probably targeted YouTube because the platform is so popular, Trend Micro said in a Friday blog post. In this case, the mining scripts in the YouTube scheme were configured to siphon 80 percent of the PC's computing power, Trend Micro said.
According to a Wall Street Journal story on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter, Apple officials told Facebook last week that Onavo violated the company's rules on data collection by developers, and suggested last Thursday that Facebook voluntarily remove the app.