YouTube users are running into fake and dangerous videos, study finds

New data from Pew Research Center highlights both the highs and lows of YouTube. The study — which was based on a survey of 4,594 adults in the US conducted earlier this year — found that people of all ages use YouTube for just about everything. It’s especially a popular choice for figuring out how […]

YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide

YouTube videos began returning errors around 9pm EST. The site infrastructure still loads, but the videos themselves do not play and are replaced by error messages imploring users to “please try again later.” The video-sharing website is seeing a massive service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of West and East […]

Hackers stole millions of Facebook users’ personal data — here’s why you should be worried (FB)

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Some 30 million Facebook users were victims of the hacking attack it revealed recently. That attack exposed the personal information of many users, including their names, phone numbers, birth dates, and more. That kind of information could be used for identity theft and to compromise users’ financial and other accounts, security and […]

Here’s how to see if you’re among the 30 million compromised Facebook users

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The attackers who carried out the mass hack that Facebook disclosed two weeks ago obtained user account data belonging to as many as 30 million users, the social network said on Friday. Some of that data—including phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, searches, location check-ins, and the types […]

Google reportedly exposed data for hundreds of thousands of users

Google reportedly exposed private data from hundreds of thousands of Google+ users and then chose not to inform those affected by the breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that sources close to the matter claim the decision to keep the exposure under wraps was made among fears of regulatory scrutiny. Google is said to have […]

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts (FB)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook got hacked, it announced last week, and there have been fears attackers could use the stolen data to break into users’ accounts on Tinder, Spotify, Airbnb, and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Facebook said there is no evidence of that sort of thing happening. But it’s still not clear who is behind the […]

The Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users’ Tinder, Spotify, and Instagram accounts (FB)

Facebook got hacked, it revealed on Friday — and 50 million users’ accounts were compromised. What’s more, if the victims logged into other services — like Tinder, Instagram, or Spotify — with their Facebook accounts, those might be affected to. It’s not clear whether the attackers did this, but the possibility may force companies that […]