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September 28, 2018, 8:45 PM

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Guy Rosen / Facebook:
Facebook says it discovered a security issue, now patched, on September 25 affecting ~50M users that let hackers steal access tokens and take over user accounts  —  On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts.
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Wired:
How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to takeover worked and what information may have been accessed  —  FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts.
Motherboard:
Facebook: vulnerability was the result of 3 distinct bugs and was introduced in July 2017, attackers could use the account as if they were the account holder  —  Facebook “discovered a security issue” that the company said allowed attackers to “take over people's accounts.”
Robert Ferris / CNBC:
Sources: Musk pulled out of a no-guilt SEC settlement at the last minute that barred him from being Tesla chairman for two years, required two new directors  —  - Elon Musk backed out of a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle allegations of fraud over his comments …
Bloomberg:
Aisha Hassan / Quartz:
Spotify confirms test where it sent emails to some of its Premium for Family users asking them to prove their home address via GPS or lose access to the plan  —  Spotify recently sent an email to some of its “Premium for Family” account users in the US that asked them to confirm their home address through GPS data.

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