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Facebook Is Breached by Hackers, Putting 50 Million Users’ Data at Risk

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that an attack on its computer network had exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users. The company said it discovered the breach this week. The attackers exploited a feature in Facebook’s code that allowed them to take over user accounts. Early Friday, Facebook forced more than 90 million users to log out of their accounts, a common safety measure taken when accounts have been compromised. Facebook said it had fixed the vulnerability and notified law enforcement officials. “We’re taking it really seriously,” Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, said in a conference call with reporters. “I’m glad we found this, but it definit

Aussie arrivals to face new heights of security checks

A SECURITY crackdown scouring overseas travellers’ social media for terror links and checking their identities with global criminal databases could be a reality at Australian airports. The Home Affairs Department is considering rolling out the new technology, which can use biometrics and facial recognition to instantly scan passengers’ identities with Interpol, no-fly lists and criminal ­databases around the world. The company was awar­ded a $44 million contract by the Department of Home ­Affairs earlier this year to ­upgrade facial recognition scanners, which will be active by early 2019. LineSight scrutinises social media accounts through a combination of artificial intelligence and machin

Google’s Family Link can now turn off your teen’s phone during dinner

Family Link, the parental control hub Google introduced last year to give kids under 13 their own Google accounts, is now expanding its features to teens. Family Link allows parents to set screen time limits, lock devices when it’s time for a break, approve or block apps downloaded from the Play Store, and locate their kids through their devices. These features work with Android phones starting today, with support coming for Chromebooks soon. Read more here:

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