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Facebook Testing a BUY Button for Direct Purchases

Facebook has announced it’s testing a new Buy button for direct purchases from within the social platform. The feature seeks to help businesses sell directly on Facebook on Pages and in News Feeds.

Facebook Users Targeted by `Profile Visitor’ Malicious Application and Survey Scam

A new malicious “Profile Visitor” software and survey scam are targeting Facebook users in a new variant of the ubiquitous “See Your Stalkers” Facebook scam, according to Hoax-Slayer.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Xbox Support Twitter Account

The official Xbox Support Twitter Account has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), according to Cyber War News.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Skype and Facebook Twitter Accounts

Skype and Facebook Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday by the Syrian Electronic Army to avenge Microsoft’s alleged collaboration with government surveillance, according to FoxBusiness.

Users Spammed on Facebook and Twitter after Buffer Cyber-Attack

Tens of thousands of users worldwide were exposed to spam on their social media profiles after Buffer was hacked on Saturday. Attackers breached the application that helps users share posts on social media and abused users’ accounts by pushing spam messages on connected Facebook and Twitter profiles.

Musician Ronnie Radke’s Twitter Account Gets Hacked

The official Twitter account of American musician Ronnie Radke was allegedly breached, according to Softpedia. A message reading “hacked” was posted to his more than 557,000 followers.

Febipos Trojan Hijacks Facebook Accounts, Microsoft Warns

Several malicious browser extensions hijack Facebook accounts, posting and sharing messages on behalf of users, Microsoft warns. The company first discovered the threat in Brazil and detects it as Trojan:JS/Febipos.A.

The Onion Twitter Account Hacked via Cascade Phishing Attack

The Syrian Electronic Army took over The Onion’s Twitter account on Monday in a simple, yet highly complex, phishing attack on some employees.

SEA Hacked the E! Online Twitter Accounts over the Weekend

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) hit media corporations once again this weekend.

Anonymity not an Option for Reviewers Posting on Google Play

The latest version of Google Play will require Android users who intend to post a review on Google Play to use a Google+ account to openly link comments to their identity, with the name and picture they use to authenticate in Google+.

Facebook Escaped FTC Fine

Facebook got away from a fine, but must obtain users' consent before sharing information beyond the privacy settings, according to the Federal Trade Commission's final settlement with the social network.

More FTC Privacy Guidelines for Children Online

The Federal Trade Commission took it upon itself to devise and recommend privacy regulations to create a safer online environment for children under 13 while surfing the Internet from their mobile devices.

Twitter Spoofer Hits Back with Legal Action

The man accused of spoofing Northcliffe Chief Executive Steve Auckland on Twitter hit back with legal action against the micro-blogging platform that plans to reveal his identity, according to Guido Fawkes blog. A pro bono attorney has already agreed to represent the spoofer, who is also accused of fraud, defamation, libel and hacking computers of the media company owned by the Daily Mail.

Most Hacked LinkedIn Passwords Were Hashed, Company Says

Business social network said most of the 6.5 million passwords leaked in the recent hack were not associated with their e-mail logins, meaning the hackers who stole the passwords were likely unable to use them.