Big Brands advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off

A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world’s biggest social network? Ford, Adidas, Starbucks, Unilever — the roll call of companies joining the advertising boycott against Facebook includes some of the world’s biggest household …

Google partnered with mobile security firms to clear Play Store of malware and malicious apps

In an effort to better protect the Play Store from malware and malicious apps, Google has announced that it has partnered with the cybersecurity firms ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to launch a new project called the App Defense Alliance. According to Google, the goal of the new project is to unify malware and threat detection …

Twitter to ban all political advertising on its platform after Facebook Backlash

Twitter is to ban all political advertising worldwide, saying that the reach of such messages “should be earned, not bought”. We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵 — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) October 30, 2019 Twitter had …

McAfee warns that Googling these celebrities might get you hacked

Searching for more information about your favorite celebrities online could get you hacked according to the McAfee 2019 list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online. For the thirteenth year in a row, the McAfee has researched which famous individuals generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose fans to malicious websites …

Microsoft, Hewlett Foundation, MasterCard, and other launch CyberPeace Institute

Microsoft, Hewlett Foundation, MasterCard, and several other unnamed major corporations and philanthropic institutions have formed an independent non-profit organisation called the CyberPeace Institute aimed at protecting victims against cyberattacks and helping them recover from one. “For years, non-governmental organisations around the world have provided on-the-ground help and vocal advocacy for victims of wars and natural …

Facebook privacy lapse leaks 400m phone numbers in USA, Britain and Vietnam

Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media reported Wednesday. An exposed server stored 419 million records on users across several databases — including 133 million US accounts, more than 50 million in Vietnam, and 18 million in …

Mobile apps are awash with unremediated security vulnerabilities

Organizations that are all-in leveraging microservices to speed-up application development, on the DevOps side of the house, have begun acknowledging the importance of incorporating SecOps along the way. The most forward-thinking among them are increasingly checking for vulnerabilities in new apps – and finding them, big time. That’s one of the key revelations in the …

Study: How Social Media Shed Light on Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis

Over the past two years conflict has escalated in North West and South West Cameroon. Cameroon is a bilingual country (English and French) and these two regions are the country’s English-speaking areas. The conflict started when lawyers and teachers held strikes over the increasing use of French in English courts and schools. Since then, what …