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Facebook Asking Users to Disclose Passwords of Their Personal Email Accounts

The additional login step was noticed over the weekend by a cybersecurity watcher on Twitter called “e-sushi"

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This photograph taken on May 16, 2018, shows a figurine standing in front of the logo of social network Facebook on a cracked screen of a smartphone in Paris. VOA

Facebook is asking users to disclose passwords to their personal email accounts in order to access the social networking platform, the media reported.

A message has been flashing on some Facebook users’ log-in screen, demanding them to enter the password of the email ID they built their Facebook account on, The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday.

“To continue using Facebook, you’ll need to confirm your email,” the message demands, followed by a form asking for users’ email password.

How widely the new measure was deployed remains unclear.

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In a statement, Facebook said users retain the option of bypassing the password demand and activating their account through more conventional means, such as “a code sent to their phone or a link sent to their email”.

“We understand the password verification option isn’t the best way to go about this, so we are going to stop offering it,” the report quoted Facebook as saying.

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The additional login step was noticed over the weekend by a cybersecurity watcher on Twitter called “e-sushi”.

The requirement from Facebook, which is already ill-reputed for user data and security breaches, has started making the rounds merely two weeks after Facebook admitted to have had stored around 200-600 million user-passwords in plain text, searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees. (IANS)

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Facebook To Shut Down Group Story Feature

Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature of the social media's groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours

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An iPhone displays the app for Facebook in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. VOA

Facebook has announced it will soon shut down its group stories feature which allows administrators and members of the social media’s groups to post videos and photos that disappear within 24 hours, media reported on Saturday.

The company is shutting down this feature on September 26. Soon, the existing group stories will be deleted and users will not be able to post any new stories, CNET reported.

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The company is shutting down this feature on September 26. Pixabay

“We’re sunsetting group stories because we want to make sure that features in groups enable people to connect in fun and useful ways, and we are always looking at ways to improve the overall experience for communities on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesman said.

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Facebook groups are an online space where the users come together and chat about common interests. As per report, more than 1.4 billion people on Facebook use groups every month.  (IANS)