Security problem for facebook: 489 million mobile phone numbers online

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A new security problem for Facebook has been revealed at this time. This time the mobile numbers of users of the social network were affected; they were put online due to a baffling and inexplicable lack of attention in the management of the database that contained them.

Furthermore, something even more serious was discovered: that the database was not protected by any password, leaving the information available to anyone who knew how to recover them.

The figures of the numbers are impressive: according to the report there is talk of as many as 419 million telephone numbers connected to Facebook user accounts and easily accessible to anyone. Of the more than 400 million data, 133 million were US users.

However mobile phone numbers were not directly associated with name and surname but only with an identification number, with which it is difficult to trace the user’s first and last name.

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Fast charging, improved autonomy: the next Samsung smartphones will use graphene batteries

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According to the blogger Evan Blass, Samsung would be ready to launch graphene batteries. Blass writes that the Korean giant is close to completing the technology of new batteries. Samsung could use them in new smartphones by 2020, at most in 2021. According to Techradar, it could be the Galaxy Note 11 or the Galaxy S12, or a new model of the A line.

The new batteries could be recharged in just over half an hour and at the same time could guarantee a higher capacity, for a much longer duration than the current situation. At the same time, production costs would be lower. In short, in just over two years, Samsung would be able to overcome the problems that plague users and producers. Even more evident in this last period, given that in the face of increasingly powerful devices they still cannot guarantee the necessary duration.

INSTAGRAM: from today it is possible to report fake news (even if only in the USA, for now)

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The problem of disinformation through social media is enormous but little is done to combat it, also because it is a headache of extreme complexity. Managing billions of contents and distinguishing the true from the false is something that goes beyond any automatism, which is why the giants of the web have been working for years to understand how to deal with the issue.

Small steps are always better than nothing: in these days Instagram (source Engadget) puts a new functionality for US users, with which it is possible to reporter false news. In the settings, those that are accessed by touching the three vertical dots, you can now report a content as “inappropriate” and then specified “false information”. What happens then? The source isn’t clear: we know that if the report proves to be founded, the post will not be removed but will lose a lot of visibility. The creator of the offending post will not be notified.

WhatsApp: unlocking with fingerprints on Android coming

 

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WhatsApp will introduce fingerprint authentication to block access to content to unauthorized persons.

The WhatsApp Beta Info site has found how the beta version 2.19.221 supports the new feature but it is necessary to reinstall the application if it is not shown. If it is visible, you will have to wait before you can use it.

To activate this feature you will need to go to: settings -> account -> privacy. Among the options that will be available in WhatsApp there will be the choice to block the app immediately, after 1 minute or 30 minutes. Furthermore it will be possible to choose whether or not to show information in notifications.

It is not clear when fingerprint unlocking will arrive officially and for everyone on Android. The latest information in this regard dates back to January 2019, but now we are very near to the release date of the whatsapp version for all users. The only condition is to have a fingerprint reader on the smartphone.

Whatsapp will be fordidden for minors under 16 in Europe

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In Europe WhatsApp will be banned for minors under 16, as can be read in the terms of use and as evidenced by WA Beta Info.

In the European Union (including Italy) and probably in other countries of the continent, you must be at least 16 years old or be explicitly authorized by a parent or legal guardian to use the service. Instead, in the rest of the world, the age is 13 years. It is not yet clear how Facebook, a company that owns WhatsApp, will ensure that this part of the law.

In addition to sharing data between the various social networks of the Zuckerberg network (ie Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram) there could be explicit requests for authorization to use which, once accepted, if not respected will be considered payable by the users and no longer payable by the society. This would allowΒ Facebook to remove the legal problems that could derive from it by giving to users or parents the complete responsibility.Β 

WHATSAPP PC(Desktop): you will no longer need to connect it to your smartphone!

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Many users use the PC’s whatsapp client that needs to be connected to their smartphone.

According to some rumors that are circulating it would be working to overcome this constraint, probably also to allow those who have old smartphones no longer supported to take full advantage of the potentials of whatsapp even on PC.

To reveal the novelty was the prolific (and reliable) WABetaInfo channel, which often analyzes the beta versions of WhatsApp and reports the upcoming features but not yet officialized. The source has indicated the arrival of WhatsApp on PC in standalone version only as indiscretion, so we suggest to take the novelty with the pincers waiting for an official confirmation. Specifically WhatsApp could arrive in UWP version and, as explained in a tweet, “it will work even if the smartphone is turned off”.

New Graphic Interface of Twitter Desktop

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Twitter is distributing a new desktop client design that adds new customization options and an optimized browsing experience. The new interface has been made available to testers in recent months, however in the coming days it will be extended to all users. Compared to other changes in design there is a difference: the transition to the new one will be mandatory, and it will no longer be possible to select the old one.

The biggest and easiest to notice difference is in the upper navigation bar, which has been moved to the left column: here we find the links for the main screen of the service, for notifications, for the Explore section, for private messages, for favorites and more. The company wrote that the Explore tab was picked up by the mobile app to present the user with more live video and personalized local trends.

Private messages have also been revised, with conversations and sent messages that are merged in the same window. The desktop experience now introduces several themes and color settings, including two new options for dark mode.

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Libra: the new Cryptocurrency created by Facebook. BCE criticism

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According to the last statements of last month, for the next year the new cryptocurrency created by facebook could come out and could create a real revolution because it could allow developing economies, which lack banking systems, to fully exploit the currency of facebook for purchases of basic necessites.

. Cryptocurrency should be supported by Calibra but will also contribute to many other companies that will form a real association.

In recent days, however, the criticism has arrived from some members of the ECB (the European central bank) stating that the cryptocurrency of facebook are a bunch of absurdities and the financial maneuvers are without regulations.

Even the US state has taken the initiative, asking facebook and other partner companies to suspend the development of the stablecoin.

 

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