Engadget: Facebook will never be completely secure

Engadget: Facebook will never be completely secure. “Facebook has come a long way since one person could actively manage it from a dorm room. Aaron Chiu, a software engineer for Facebook, noted on Quora that as of five years ago, core Facebook was made up of 62 million lines of code. A codebase that complex requires a great many stewards and the service has only grown more sophisticated since then. More moving parts means more things that could potentially go awry, but the service’s growing complexity means it’s highly unlikely the company will ever be able to completely secure its products.”

BetaNews: Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data

BetaNews: Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data. “Tim Berners-Lee is famous for inventing the world wide web, and now he’s ready to take things to the next level with an ambitious open source project called Solid. Noting that the web has become ‘an engine of inequity and division’, Berners-Lee wants to restore the power and agency of individuals online and move the balance of power away from ‘powerful forces who use it for their own agendas’.”

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem

BuzzFeed News: Facebook Just Met With Reps From Myanmar, The Philippines, And Sri Lanka To Discuss Its Global Misinformation Problem. “Facebook last week held a two-day meeting with academics, researchers, and civil society organizations from Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere to discuss misinformation and propaganda, three sources told BuzzFeed News.”

TechCrunch: US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

TechCrunch: US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls . “US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold the social networking giant in contempt of court for refusing to permit real-time listening in on voice calls.”

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

MakeUseOf: The 12 Best Udemy Courses for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cryptocurrency newbie or a blockchain expert, there’s always something new to learn. Udemy courses are one of the best ways to grow your knowledge in any area, and crypto is no different. If you’d like to expand your horizons, check out these 12 Udemy courses for blockchain and cryptocurrency.”

TechCrunch: Until data is misused, Facebook’s breach will be forgotten

TechCrunch: Until data is misused, Facebook’s breach will be forgotten . “The social network’s engineering was sloppy, allowing three bugs to be combined to steal the access tokens of 50 million people. In pursuit of rapid growth at affordable efficiency, Facebook failed to protect its users. This assessment doesn’t discount that. Facebook screwed up big time. But despite the potential that those access tokens could have let the attackers take over user accounts, act as them, and scrape their personal info, it’s unclear how much users really care. That’s because for now, Facebook and it’s watchdogs aren’t sure exactly what data was stolen or how it was wrongly used.”