Facebook has had a tumultuous year, to say the least. The social networking giant found itself mired in a series of controversies, including one involving the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Under intense pressure, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified at two Congressional hearings where he faced intense criticism over his company’s data privacy practices. Despite the unflattering attention, Facebook’s business continued to grow while its share price, which tumbled soon after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, recovered.
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The pages reached 1.35 million people in Myanmar, and spread misinformation, religious hatred, and false news stories.
The feature was reported to have been seen on the Messenger app for Android.
Although the hack affected fewer people than originally thought, attackers obtained sensitive data.
A single tap can go a long way.