Facebook bug allowed websites to grab unsuspecting users’ personal data

Security firm Imperva found a bug in May that allowed websites to read Facebook users and their friends’ private information. The troubling vulnerability let a site access users’ likes and interests through a manipulated Facebook Graph query. Thankfully, the bug has now been fixed Imperva’s researcher Ron Masas discovered in May that Facebook was exposed to cross-site request forgery (CSRF). That means another website can access a logged-in Facebook user’s data through queries in code. To exploit the bug, a site can embed an IFRAME – a site within a site – to siphon off data from a user. When a logged-in… This story continues at The Next Web Or… Read More

Continue Reading

Spotify officially available in MENA

Music fans rejoice – if you’re tired of listening to radio stations with overly-enthusiastic DJs and a million ad breaks, then you’ll be glad to know that Spotify has finally launched in the MENA region. The launch is across thirteen countries in the region, including UAE, KSA, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Palestine. With the launch in MENA, Spotify’s global reach expands to 78 markets worldwide. Spotify will support a full-localized Arabic interface and locally-curated playlists, offering over 40m songs in local and international music, as well as its discovery and music recommendation features. “I am super excited to share with you that, from… Read More

Continue Reading

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money

Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders who claim the company played down its rivalry with Instagram. Reuters first reported on the subpoenas which Snap has confirmed. Precise details aren’t clear at this point but Snap told Reuters that the probe is likely “related to the previously disclosed allegations asserted in the class action about our IPO disclosures.” Snap went public last March with sharing popping over 40 percent on its debut to give it a valuation of $30 billion. It’s market cap… Read More

Continue Reading

Fallout 76 Servers Down or Not Responding: What To Do When Disconnected

If you encounter a server error while trying to play Fallout 76 for the first time, don’t give up. Many people are reporting issues with the Bethesda servers when they select play when trying to start Fallout 76 for the first time. The servers are likely inundated with requests from people all over the world, so this isn’t completely unexpected. One of the server issues people are encountering is getting a “Disconnected from Server” error after they select “play.” I got this error frequently, but I kept trying and hitting “play” over and over, and eventually I got through. In other words, the error isn’t permanent. However, some players are… Read More

Continue Reading

Audible finally brings reasonably priced audiobooks to India

At long last, Amazon launched its Audible store for audiobooks in India last week, making its library of more than 2,00,000 spoken word titles available across the country at reasonable prices. You’ll need an Amazon account to register, and as in other countries, an Audible membership nets you one credit a month which lets you purchase an audiobook that you can keep forever. You’ll also get 30 percent off on additional purchases each month. Plans start at Rs. 199 per month (if you sign up for 12 months), and go up to Rs. 299 per month; there’s a free 30-day trial which… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

Continue Reading