11 May '11, 3am

Facebook users' personal information may have been accidentally leaked to 3rd parties like advertisers: Symantec

Facebook users' personal information may have been accidentally leaked to 3rd parties like advertisers: Symantec

A page from the Facebook website is seen. Facebook users' personal information could have been accidentally leaked to third parties, Symantec Corp said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO - US COMPUTER security firm Symantec on Tuesday said that Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network. Symantec discovered that certain Facebook applications leaked tokens that act essentially as 'spare keys' for accessing profiles, reading messages, posting to walls or other actions. Facebook applications are Web software programs that are integrated onto the leading online social network's platform. Symantec said that 20 million Facebook applications such as games are installed every day. The tokens were being leaked to third-party applications including advertisers and analytics platforms allowing t...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/TechandScience/S...

Tweets

Facebook may have leaked personal information: ...

sg.finance.yahoo.com 11 May '11, 1am

"Unfortunately, their (Symantec's) resulting report has a few inaccuracies. Specifically, we have conducted a thorough inv...

Facebook leaked keys to account data

Facebook leaked keys to account data

channelnewsasia.com 11 May '11, 2am

SAN FRANCISCO: US computer security firm Symantec on Tuesday said that Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertis...

Facebook may have leaked your personal informat...

sg.finance.yahoo.com 11 May '11, 5am

"Unfortunately, their (Symantec's) resulting report has a few inaccuracies. Specifically, we have conducted a thorough inv...

Facebook may have leaked your personal informat...

todayonline.com 12 May '11, 9am

Facebook users' personal information could have been accidentally leaked to third parties, in particular advertisers, over...

말레이정부, 페스북으로 길거리깡패 모집하는 조폭 일망타진하기로..

straitstimes.com 11 May '11, 5am

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA has announced a major crackdown on criminal gangs using social networking sites like Facebook to e...

มีคนคลั่ง Facebook ตั้งชื่อลูกว่า "Like" แล้วครับ...

มีคนคลั่ง Facebook ตั้งชื่อลูกว่า "Like" แล้วคร...

straitstimes.com 16 May '11, 2pm

Stumped for an original name for their newborn daughter, an Israeli couple took inspiration from social networking site Fa...