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October 13, 2018, 12:20 AM

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Guy Rosen / Facebook:
First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not affected  —  We have been working around the clock to investigate the security issue we discovered and fixed two weeks ago so we can help people understand …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Screenshots in Messenger's Android code suggest Facebook is testing an “unsend” feature it promised after getting caught removing Zuckerberg's sent messages  —  In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook messages were deleted from recipients' inboxes …
Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters:
A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets  —  JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp …
Washington Post:
Facebook removes 800+ US-based accounts and pages, some with 100K+ followers, that were spamming people with political messages for profit  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday it purged more than 800 U.S. publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented spam …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
AllTrails, an app that helps its 9M+ users share their outdoor experiences, sells a majority stake to Spectrum Equity for $75M, says its app had 12M+ downloads  —  The app for hiking enthusiasts just secured a big round of capital that will help it map more trails worldwide.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A flood of fake Adobe Flash installers are reportedly installing XMRig, an open source crypto mining malware that siphons generated funds to a Monero wallet  —  If you think that Flash, the once-popular web plugin, couldn't die fast enough, even those annoying fake Flash installers riddled …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Fb.gg online gaming hub expands to mobile with the launch of the beta version of a standalone Android app  —  This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites.

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