Viber CEO’s Privacy Pledge falls short big time!

Viber CEO, Djamel Agaoua, wrote an op-ed, “Do The Right Thing”, technology.mb.com.ph/2019/04/1… , with a proposed Privacy Pledge and calling on Facebook and the rest of the industry to join him.

While it is a start, the fact that he did not include “NO collection of personal data”, and “NO collection of METADATA, including, but not limited to location”, just goes to show that unnecessary data collection is still the norm for his company, and the encourages the rest of the industry to continue doing surveillance.

MyFitnessPal, 500px, Dubsmash, EyeEm accounts among those being peddled

Accounts from Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, Animoto, EyeEm, and 500px, among others, are available on the dark web. Tsk tsk. Some accounts’ passwords were hashed by MD5 only. NOOOOO. Change your passwords immediately. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/11/620_million_hacked_accounts_dark_web/

Publishers should stop using Facebook. Facebook is taking advantage of them for Facebook’s profit. adage.com

Facebook to publishers: We are not here to save you