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Women are still underrepresented in tech. Here’s what Facebook has to say about it.

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How did we go from viewing computer programming as “women’s work” to peak tech bro culture? In the world of tech today, men greatly outnumber women, and the reasons for this inequality are to be found in stereotypes and biases deeply ingrained in our culture. 

But some of the world’s biggest tech companies are taking steps to try and change the gender imbalance. We talked to Rachel Burton, HR Director for the EMEA Engineering teams at Facebook, to learn more about the company’s…

Women are still underrepresented in tech. Here’s what Facebook has to say about it.

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How did we go from viewing computer programming as “women’s work” to peak tech bro culture? In the world of tech today, men greatly outnumber women, and the reasons for this inequality are to be found in stereotypes and biases deeply ingrained in our culture. 

But some of the world’s biggest tech companies are taking steps to try and change the gender imbalance. We talked to Rachel Burton, HR Director for the EMEA Engineering teams at Facebook, to learn more about the company’s…

Why Facebook waited 3 months to disclose its latest privacy screw-up

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Facebook is all about making the world more open and connected, except perhaps when it comes to sharing its own colossal privacy screw-ups with its more than 2 billion users.

After KrebsOnSecurity first reported that the company had been storing hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in plain text since as far back as 2012, Facebook VP of engineering Pedro Canahuati rushed to publish a blog post noting the error was discovered in January. In other words, three months ago. 

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Why Facebook waited 3 months to disclose its latest privacy screw-up

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Facebook is all about making the world more open and connected, except perhaps when it comes to sharing its own colossal privacy screw-ups with its more than 2 billion users.

After KrebsOnSecurity first reported that the company had been storing hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in plain text since as far back as 2012, Facebook VP of engineering Pedro Canahuati rushed to publish a blog post noting the error was discovered in January. In other words, three months ago. 

SEE ALSO:

Why Facebook waited 3 months to disclose its latest privacy screw-up

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Facebook is all about making the world more open and connected, except perhaps when it comes to sharing its own colossal privacy screw-ups with its more than 2 billion users.

After KrebsOnSecurity first reported that the company had been storing hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in plain text since as far back as 2012, Facebook VP of engineering Pedro Canahuati rushed to publish a blog post noting the error was discovered in January. In other words, three months ago. 

SEE ALSO:

Facebook stored passwords in plain text for hundreds of millions of users

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Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ passwords were stored in plain text, completely searchable by Facebook employees for years.

Some users had their passwords stored in plain text as early as 2012, according to a senior Facebook source who spoke to KrebsOnSecurity. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, says that somewhere between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users were affected. More than 20,000 Facebook employees would have had access to these plain text…

Daily Crunch: Telegram soars after Facebook outage

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1. Telegram gets 3M new signups during Facebook apps’ outage

In a message sent to his Telegram channel, founder Pavel Durov wrote, “I see 3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” Durov doesn’t offer an explicit explanation for Telegram’s sudden spike in…

In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation

Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation of Facebook’s app. The goal with the new addition is to help people more easily find games, streamers and gaming groups they follow, as well as discover new content, based on their interests.

After clicking the new Gaming tab, there will be a feed of content that points to instant games you can…

Facebook says its new AI technology can detect ‘revenge porn’

Facebook on Friday announced a new artificial intelligence-powered tool that it says will help the social network detect revenge porn — the nonconsensually shared intimate images that, when posted online, can have devastating consequences for those who appear in the photos. The technology will leverage both AI and machine learning techniques to proactively detect near-nude images or videos that are shared without permission across Facebook and Instagram.

The announcement follows on…

Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators

Patreon couldn’t survive charging all creators just a 5 percent rake on the monthly subscriptions they earn from fans while building commerce tools like CRMs and merchandise to try to stay ahead of Twitch, YouTube and Google. But it also didn’t want to screw all its loyal early creators.

So today, Patreon is overhauling its pricing. Any creator can still get a 5 percent rate, but just for a Lite version without bonus tools or different fan tiers. All of Patreon’s extra features will…