Instagram had private contact data scraped

Another week, another Facebook leak. This time an Instagram dataset with apparently scraped profile information was found online. A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look […]

Phones Open to Attack through WhatsApp Flaw

Meanwhile, another flaw from the Facebook universe. While it appears it’s not immediately related to data leakage, it gives great potential to 3rd parties, though. On the upside, nobody will attribute it to Facebook this time. It’s a good opportunity to point out and recommend the alternatives to Whatsapp, in particular Signal and Threema. A […]

IntelliCode for AI-assisted now available

Microsoft trained an AI with Github projects that have more than 100 stars on them. The AI is supposed to help coding. And it is available now. AI is not yet there to take a programmers job, but Facebook took similar approaches to speed up development. Be afraid, coding people. Symbolbild (Techcrunch) IntelliCode, Microsoft’s tool […]

Facebook is working on an AI voice assistant similar to Alexa

Facebook had a rough 2018 and 2019 didn’t really start too well either, when Instagram leaked passwords. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Alexa had it’s own scandal when it turned out that not machines but humans listened to their customers commands. With all of this combined, it doesn’t sound like a great idea to offer more surface for […]