Fortunately for Facebook, developer and Web security expert Nir Goldshlager wears a white hat, and not a black one: For the second time in less than one month, Goldshlager alerted the social network about a potentially dangerous loophole that could have led to users’ account information being compromised.
Facebook continued its efforts on the suicide-prevention front by teaming up with Save.org (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) to study suicide victims’ activity on the social network in the days just prior to their deaths.
Are you willing to sacrifice a little bit of speed for a lot more safety? Facebook is asking that very question with its announcement that it will transition all of its users to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) starting this week, adding that speed-hungry users can opt out if they wish.
Facebook finally appears to have solved an issue with getting content delivery networks to eliminate cached versions of photos deleted from the social network, which Ars Technica first began reporting in 2009.