What amazes me is that social media became such a trusted source of information that manipulating it is an issue. If people checked the sources of information, and didn’t believe in everything they see on social media, manipulation would be futile. Blindly believing in social media information is like believing in anonymous scribbles in a public bathroom door. It may be amusing, but trustworthy it isn’t. — Seen on Reddit
Facebook Bug Exposed Phone Numbers
Turns out that up until a few weeks ago, against its own policy, Facebook’s self-service ad-targeting tools could have squeezed users’ cellphone numbers from their email addresses… albeit very, verrrrry sloooowly. The same bug could have also been used to collect phone numbers for Facebook users who visited a particular webpage.
Finding the bug earned a group of researchers from the US, France and Germany a bug bounty of $5000. They reported the problem at the end of May, and Facebook sewed up the hole on 22 December.