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Facebook Security Breach Results in Sensitive Data Leak of 267 Million Users on the Dark Web

Big Tech fails to protect the rights of their customers yet again.

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A massive data breach at Facebook has resulted in the personal data of 267 Facebook users being leaked to the dark web, according to the findings of cybersecurity firm Comparitech and researcher Bob Diachenko.

An unsecured database was found on the dark web containing the Facebook IDs, phone numbers, and names of 267,140,436 different users of the monopoly platform. The researchers warn that this information could be used by individuals with malicious intent, most likely through targeted phishing schemed and spam messages.

“A database this big is likely to be used for phishing and spam, particularly via SMS. Facebook users should be on the lookout for suspicious text messages,” Paul Bischoff of Comparitech wrote in his report about his firm’s research findings.

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“Even if the sender knows your name or some basic information about you, be skeptical of any unsolicited messages,” he added.

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Diachenko traced the database back to Vietnam and believes it may have been accessed through an illicit process known as “scraping,” which is when bots duplicate public information from Facebook profiles. They may have stolen the information directly from Facebook’s developer API as well.

“Facebook’s API could also have a security hole that would allow criminals to access user IDs and phone numbers even after access was restricted,” Diachenko said to Comparitech.

The records appeared to be accessible to anyone for two weeks before the breach was finally discovered. A downloadable link to receive the data was also made available on a popular hackers’ forum. This is hardly the only time that Facebook has been caught in scandals that have put sensitive user information into jeopardy.

A huge leak in September resulted in over 400 million user phone numbers being released to the public, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018 received widespread publicity due to the firm’s connection with the Trump administration.

Cambridge Analytica had used the personal data of millions of Facebook users without their notification, and harvested it for a political advertising campaign that proved to be very effective. While the Obama campaign was applauded for conducting a similar operation in 2012, the fake news media and deep state seized upon Cambridge Analytica as villainous because they worked for the wrong candidate. Nevertheless, the scandal exposed how data is exploited in creepy and invasive ways because of the tech giant.

Facebook claims they have already made changes that will prevent catastrophes like this from happening in the future.

“We are looking into this issue, but believe this is likely information obtained before changes we made in the past few years to better protect people’s information,” a spokesperson for Facebook told the Daily Mail.

Comparitech is advising Facebook users to limit the amount of information they make visible to the public while using the platform to avoid being put at risk due to Facebook’s inability or unwillingness to protect their customers’ data.

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YouTube Censors Videos Posted by Independent Journalist Ford Fischer of Protests Near Biden’s Inauguration

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Independent journalist Ford Fischer of News2Share is reporting that three of his YouTube videos are being censored.

Fischer announced in a Twitter post that the Google-owned video streaming service has targeted three of his videos that showed interactions between various protesters of different political stripes on Biden’s inauguration day.

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Big League Politics has reported on YouTube’s hostility toward any messages that may cause the masses to doubt the official globalist corporate narrative:

Dr. Scott Atlas, who has emerged as President Donald Trump’s most credible advisor on COVID-19 policy, is being censored by YouTube.

Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, has spoken out consistently against the mass hysteria surrounding COVID-19. YouTube recently censored a Hoover video in which he was speaking about the lies peddled by the medical establishment during the pandemic.

“They put in a lockdown… They did not calculate at all the harms of the lockdown, the consequences of the lockdown. They did a stop COVID 19 at all costs. They used hypothetical projection models that were so egregiously wrong, far, far off. Yet they keep citing those models,” Atlas said while appearing on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson. The video is still available on the Hoover Institute website.

“All over the world, Switzerland, Iceland, Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Asian countries, there is a minimal, if any, risk of children transmitting the disease, even to their parents. It’s not just that children are not at risk at all from this disease. They also do not even transmit the disease,” he continued.

“The science is really not science. It’s a fear-based and cherry-picking of certain studies. It’s very poor analysis. As I say many times, a lotta smart people are doing a lotta sloppy thinking,” Atlas added.

In addition to being targeted by Youtube, Fischer has also been targeted by other tech monopolies as well. Facebook has regularly stopped him from hosting his content on their platform for various reasons.

However, Fischer has shown that the tech giants will capitulate after enough public pressure, as he has had videos reinstated on the major platforms after being initially targeted by censorship measures.

By targeting popular journalists with large followings such as Fischer, the Big Tech giants are making themselves increasingly loathed among the masses. The behavior of these tech monopolies is setting the stage for new regulations that will break up their stranglehold or market alternatives rising that will protect freedom of speech.

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