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Facebook Sues Operator Who Reportedly Scraped 100,000 Instagram Accounts for Clone Sites

Facebook Sues Operator Who Reportedly Scraped 100,000 Instagram Accounts for Clone Sites

Photo: Lionel Bonaventure (Getty Images) Facebook filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a website owner who allegedly operated a network of Instagram clone sites using information from more than 100,000 public profiles. This complaint marks the social media giant’s latest crackdown on organizations both large and small for violating its terms of service. Advertisement According …

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Facebook Sues Two Companies It Caught Selling Fake Instagram Followers

Facebook Sues Two Companies It Caught Selling Fake Instagram Followers

Photo: Josh Edelson (Getty Images) As part of Instagram’s ongoing crackdown on the scourge of fake followers leaving fake likes on the accounts of equally fake influencers, parent company Facebook announced earlier today that it filed two separate lawsuits targeting four individuals whose stock and trade was selling fake engagement. Advertisement The post notes that …

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Instagram Bug Would Have Allowed Hackers To Take Over Your Smartphone

Instagram Bug Would Have Allowed Hackers To Take Over Your Smartphone

It would seem that Instagram had a particularly nasty bug on their hands when cybersecurity researchers at Check Point Security discovered that this bug, when exploited, would have allowed a hacker to take over the victim’s phone. Yup, the entire phone, not just their Instagram account. Advertising Thankfully though, Instagram has since patched the vulnerability …

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