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LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Says He Regrets Investing In Misinformation Campaign

LinkedIn co-founder and billionaire, Reid Hoffman donated more than $750,000 to an organization that used misinformation to ensure a loss for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore lost in last year’s special election and came under fire for sexual misconduct allegations, but online bots helped bruise his campaign. The campaign against Moore was ran by American Engagement Technologies (AET), a left-leaning firm that works to get Democrats into office. The firm is run by Mikey Dickerson, a key player in helping the Obama administration in establishing the United States Digital Service and in revamping the original website. Hoffman said he donated to AET before knowing about their use of misinformation tactics to help Democratic candidates. He also mentioned his donations to dozens of other organizations. “I find the tactics that have been recently reported highly disturbing,” Hoffman said in a statement to the Washington Post .  For that reason, I am...

Dec 27, 2018

Facebook Said It Gave a Third Party App Too Much Access To User Photos

Another day, another bug reported from Facebook. On Friday, the social platform said that it discovered a bug in its photo application programming interface (API) that allowed third-party apps to access a broader set of photos than usually permitted. Users who allowed third-party apps access to their photos may have been affected. The bug was caused by an error in a code update for the photo API and may have impacted up to 6.8 million users in total. Facebook said it immediately began investigating the issue. Once it was discovered and notified, the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC) concluded the reportable breach under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company said in a blog post that photo access was only available from September 13 to September 25, 2018. The bug also impacted photos that people uploaded to Facebook but chose not to post. “For example, if someone uploads a photo to Facebook but doesn’t finish posting it – maybe because they’ve lost reception...

Dec 14, 2018