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  • Facebook hack affected fewer users than initially thought

    Only 30 million of the estimated 50 million accounts at risk were affected
    Another statement from Facebook regarding the recent hack of user information came out on Friday. The social media giant says that there were fewer people who had their access tokens stolen than they originally estimated, saying that of the 50 million people who were believed to have been affected by the crack in its security protocols, only 30 million actually had their information stolen.
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  • WSJ: Google exposed user data and didn't tell anyone about it

    Google cited no record of data "misuse" as its justification for silence
    Anonymous sources at Google revealed that the digital titan exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and withheld the information regarding its slip-up for fear of public backlash, according to The Wall Street Journal. A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018.
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  • Facebook reveals 50 million accounts breached in cyberattack

    Hackers obtained login information for 50 million accounts; another 40 million were at risk
    Facebook just announced that 50 million accounts were affected in a cyberattack that comprised users' login information. According to a statement from the social media giant, which is a popular marketing tool among real estate agents and loan officers, hackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that allowed them to steal access tokens.
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  • From HW Magazine

    HOT or NOT September: What's trending in housing right now

    Interest rates, bank earnings, new GSE credit score models and more make this month's list
    Rising interest rates, bank earnings, the FHFA's decision regarding new credit scoring models for the GSEs. Click to see what's hot and what's not!
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  • Facebook set to add millions of new real estate listings as push into real estate continues

    Partnering with Rental Beast to add to its rental listing cache
    Facebook is expanding its presence in the rental market, again. Last November, Facebook partnered with Zumper and Apartment List to add rental listings to Facebook Marketplace. Now, a little under a year later, Facebook is at it again, this time with Rental Beast, a listing platform that provides millions of rental listings.
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  • Facebook cuts thousands of ad targeting options after HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

    Will also require advertisers to agree to non-discrimination policy
    In the wake of being accused of allowing landlords and homeowners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers, Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies to remove thousands of targeting options that may have been used to engage in discriminatory advertising.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

    Social media giant says discrimination is prohibited by site’s policies
    In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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  • HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination

    Alleges that social media goliath makes it easier to discriminate
    Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday.
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