Facebook teamed up with computer-industry association USENIX to launch the Internet Defense Prize, aimed at highlighting research that could significantly improve the security of the Web, and the inaugural winners, Johannes Dahse and Thorsten Holz, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany, were awarded $50,000 for a paper titled, “Static Detection of Second-Order Vulnerabilities in Web Applications.”
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How Facebook’s Open Academy Offers College Credits To Computer Science Students Working On Open-Source Projects
Computer-science students at 22 universities globally will be able to work on open-source projects as part of their coursework as part of Open Academy, an initiative Facebook hatched in the spring of 2012 and announced publicly Wednesday.
Once again, evidence was gathered on Facebook to thwart a would-be terrorist from executing his plans to bomb a major Wall Street landmark Wednesday. Terror suspect Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, who was arrested Wednesday in New York , allegedly used Facebook to discuss his plans to blow up the New York Federal Reserve Bank with a co-conspirator and an FBI informant with whom he sought guidance on his obligations under Islamic law.