Joshua Maddux tweeted easily reproducible evidence that the Facebook app turns on your iPhone camera without notifying you and at times you weren’t expecting. TNW picked up the story: By now, everyone should be well aware that any iOS app that has been granted access to your camera can secretly record you. Back in 2017, … Continue reading Facebook App Caught Secretly Using Camera to Spy?
Step one: Facebook sets up privileged access (competitive advantage) to user data and leaks this privileged (back) door to Russia (October 8, 2014 email in which Facebook engineer Alberto Tretti emails Archibong and Papamiltiadis notifying them that entities with Russian IP addresses have been using the Pinterest API access token to pull over 3 billion … Continue reading Is Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) a Front Organization for Facebook?
Headlines report “Wells Fargo takes $1.6 billion hit linked to fake-account scandal” and their CEOs are being punished for lack of ethics. For the second time in 2½ years, a chief executive of Wells Fargo & Co. resigned abruptly on Thursday as the scandal-ridden bank took another stab at putting its problems behind it. Tim … Continue reading Is Facebook the Wells Fargo of Social Media?
This title comes from a recent interview with Oregon’s Senator Wyden Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy. I think he ought to be held personally accountable, which is everything from financial fines to—and let me underline this—the possibility of a prison term. Because he hurt a lot of people. And, … Continue reading US Senator Argues for Jailing Facebook Execs
Five years ago in 2014, the future of Facebook trust was in the balance. What happened? ‘When I joined Facebook in 2016, my mom was so proud of me, and I could walk around with my Facebook backpack all over the world and people would stop and say, ‘It’s so cool that you worked for … Continue reading The Facebook Trust Disaster Was Easily Predicted
Good write-up on how the security team at Facebook seems intentionally to be misleading customers into trusting a differently branded “private network” control that actually did the opposite… “because we’re part of Facebook”: Onavo collects your mobile data traffic. This helps us improve and operate the Onavo service by analyzing your use of websites, apps … Continue reading Facebook VPN Turns Out to Be Anti-Privacy Surveillance Tool
The hits keep coming against Facebook’s CSO, as details of his breaches expand dramatically. Here’s the screenshot forwarded to me by a concerned reader: Apparently two weeks passed with fiddles playing while the vulnerability languished. This hints at an organization awash in staff and money unable to execute on safety. One could say it is … Continue reading Can Facebook Be Made Safe After Stamos?
At Blackhat this year people sometimes asked me if I was familiar with the “Charlatan Security Officer” situation at Facebook. I was not sure what they meant, and then they showed me threads online and invited me to meetings where this was the topic. Screenshots like the following one about ex-Yahoo CSO and current Facebook … Continue reading $1.63 Billion Breach Fine Discussed As Facebook CSO Legacy
Interesting write-up on Vox about the political science of Facebook, and how it has been designed to avoid governance and accountability: …Zuckerberg claims that precisely because he’s not responsible to shareholders, he is able instead to answer his higher responsibility to “the community.” And he’s very clear, as he says in interview after interview and … Continue reading Holding Facebook Executives Responsible for Crimes
Russell Wasendorf allegedly stole over $215 million from his customers and falsified bank statements to cover it up. Bernie Madoff was arrested for losing $50 billion while running ponzi schemes. Jeffrey Skilling was initially sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined $45 million for recording projected future profits as actual profits. Is the Facebook … Continue reading Will Facebook CSO Face Jail Time?