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Zuckerberg and Facebook are in trouble

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Any clue yet what caused the outage? Can't see any ideas anywhere

Nothing yet. From what I've read so far denial of service.

People are getting messages that they're not connected to the internet as a pretty common error message when logging on.

This can't be a coincidence after last night's 60 Minutes piece, could it?
 
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Bernnie Federko

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JUST IN - Data of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum. Data contains users’ names, emails, phone numbers, locations, gender, and user ID.

This is the largest and most significant Facebook data dump to date and seemingly unrelated to an earlier 2021 Facebook data dump.

 
JUST IN - Data of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum. Data contains users’ names, emails, phone numbers, locations, gender, and user ID.

This is the largest and most significant Facebook data dump to date and seemingly unrelated to an earlier 2021 Facebook data dump.


Whoooo Weeeeee - class action lawsuit say what?
 
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alexd

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My friends inside the ad tech community said the electronic door locks at some server farms were disabled and preventing access.

I would think that an entity as big as facebook faces an entire order of magnitude of shit compared to a smaller company. People keep referring to facebook as one of the world's largest countries... Well countries have security exposure, often from the inside. If they can't control what's on their platform, it's unlikely they can control who is in their platform.
 
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Facebook's refuting the claims of the whisteblower - "A majority of Facebook's users have a positive experience - the problems that were presented are mischaracterized and being blown out of proportion."

Somehow I don't know about that.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
A panel of U.S. senators excoriated Facebook on Tuesday, saying the technology giant puts profits ahead of user safety and called on regulators to probe allegations by a whistle-blower that the company harms children and stokes divisions.

During a subcommittee hearing, whistle-blower Frances Haugen called for transparency about how Facebook pulls in readers and targets advertisements. “As long as Facebook is operating in the shadows, hiding its research from public scrutiny, it is unaccountable,” said Haugen, who said she was the one who provided documents used in a Wall Street Journal investigation and a Senate hearing on Instagram’s harm to teenage girls.

“The company’s leadership knows how to make Facebook and Instagram safer, but won’t make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people. Congressional action is needed,” Haugen said.

In an era when bipartisanship is rare in Washington, lawmakers from both parties pounded the company, illustrating the rising anger in Congress with Facebook amid numerous demands for legislative reforms. Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican, said he was concerned about how Facebook and subsidiaries such as Instagram affected the mental health of children. “I think we’re going to look back 20 years from now and all of us are going to be like ‘what the hell were we thinking?’”
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
My guess ?
FB execs scrubbing internal documents. Employees couldn't even enter the building, let alone access their workplace puters.
It's out there

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Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Weeklong Facebook flood begins
A gusher of Facebook stories hit the web last night and will cascade into next week, as a consortium of at least 17 news organizations unfurl a series branded "The Facebook Papers," based on documents from whistleblower Frances Haugen.

The consortium's plan was for the stories to begin Monday. But one outlet after another jumped the gun last evening. The latest:
⚡ As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Facebook engineers in California were racing to tweak internal controls to slow the spread of misinformation, AP reports.

Emergency actions included banning Trump, freezing comments in groups with a record for hate speech and filtering out the "Stop the Steal" rallying cry.
Inside Facebook, some employees "took to an internal discussion board to express shock and outrage," Bloomberg reports:

"Many of the posts were imbued with a dawning sense that they and their employer — whose platforms for weeks had spread content questioning the legitimacy of the election — bore part of the blame."
Facebook responds: "We are a significant social media platform so it's only natural for content about major events like that to show up on Facebook. But responsibility for the insurrection itself falls squarely on the insurrectionists ... and those who incited them." Keep reading.

What's next: Facebook reports earnings Monday, and is reportedly planning a corporate rebrand with a new corporate name.
 

alexd

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What's next: Facebook reports earnings Monday, and is reportedly planning a corporate rebrand with a new corporate name.

fb got kneecapped by Apple's ATT privacy changes, which drastically reduces it's ability to use it's ad secret sauce targeting across the Apple ecosystem, reducing the value of the ad products fb sells. The ad targeting shift just hit Snap hard.
 
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