Facebook Deleted 583 Million Fake Accounts in the First Three Months of 2018

Facebook said Tuesday that it had removed more than half a billion fake accounts and millions of pieces of other violent, hateful or obscene content over the first three months of 2018. From a report: In a blog post on Facebook, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management, said the social network disabled about 583 million fake accounts during the first three months of this year — the majority of which, it said, were blocked within minutes of registration. That’s an average of over 6.5 million attempts to create a fake account every day from Jan. 1 to March 31. Facebook boasts 2.2 billion monthly active users, and if Facebook’s AI tools didn’t catch these fake accounts flooding the social network, its population would have swelled immensely in just 89 days.

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Announcing Fuse Open

Dear Fusers! Today we have a few important announcements to make.Firstly, we are excited to announce Fuse Open — the entire Fuse Platform, tooling and premium libraries available free and Open Source! We’re removing our paid Professional plan and making all those features available to everyone, as well as in full source code for the community to contribute to, play with or take inspiration from under a permissive license.The code base is half a decade of work by a very passionate team. We are both proud and happy to finally be able to share it with the world. However, this also means that we will soon ramp down our internal development efforts for what is now Fuse Open.Secondly, we are launching a new piece of tech called the Fuse App Engine and a brand new business model, called as Apps-as-a-Service, which we believe is a crucial step towards a brighter future for


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How blockchain is set to change the world

In most people’s minds blockchain technology is associated with cryptocurrency, but it has potential to be useful in a whole range of other areas. Consumer research company The Opinion Economy has produced an infographic to highlight the potential of blockchain in a whole range of areas. The things it looks at include the building of self-enforcing smart contracts, and the savings that it can offer in administering payments and securing transactions, streamlining operations by cutting out middlemen. There’s potential to improve the quality of healthcare and to smooth out real estate transactions too. It could also be used to authenticate… [Continue Reading]


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No, PGP is not broken, not even with the Efail vulnerabilities

The vulnerability report, which came with its own website, efail.de, has attracted a lot of headlines such as the one below, along with recommendations to disable the usage of PGP plugins. This was not helped by the fact that until earlier today, the full details of the “vulnerability” were not disclosed to the community. However, now that the information is public and we have completed our analysis, we can say that these headlines are wrong, and recommendations to stop using PGP plugins are misguided. We have published our own recommendations below as well.

First, ProtonMail is not impacted by the Efail PGP vulnerabilities. This includes our web and mobile applications, and also our ProtonMail Bridge software for desktop. In the second part of this post, we have included a full technical analysis explaining why ProtonMail is not vulnerable.
It is equally important to state that, other than one minor exception (discussed later),


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100 percent of organizations have active insider threats

A new study from user behavior intelligence specialist Dtex Systems has uncovered active insider threats in all of the organizations it assessed. Failure to gain visibility is allowing malicious and negligent employees to engage in undetected high-risk activities on every endpoint, on and off the network. Malicious employees are users that intentionally harm their organizations through theft, sabotage, and blatant disregard for security. Negligent employees are those that hurt their organization due to a lack of defenses, lack of awareness, carelessness and error. “Organizations come to us because they know their employees are engaged in risky behaviors. They usually have… [Continue Reading]


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