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Facebook Provides Update After 30 Million Users Affected by Security Hack

Facebook is providing an update on a major security breach that occurred, affecting roughly 30 million accounts.

Facebook exec Guy Rosen provided a more thorough update on Friday (October 12).

“For 15 million people, attackers accessed two sets of information – name and contact details (phone number, email, or both, depending on what people had on their profiles). For 14 million people, the attackers accessed the same two sets of information, as well as other details people had on their profiles,” he wrote.

“This included username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches.”

Facebook also reported that the hackers were not able to access private messages, except in one instance: Facebook page administrators who had received or exchanged messages in that role could have their messages exposed.

For additional information, and to find out if you were affected, head to the Facebook Newsroom.

Facebook Is Testing a New Feature That Might Keep You Spoiler-Free on Social Media!

Facebook is testing a new feature that many of you may enjoy: Keyword Snooze!

“Keyword Snooze” will allow users to “block” stories containing certain keywords from their newsfeed for a total of 30 days. You can put in any keyword you wish, such as the name of a TV show that you want to avoid reading spoilers for, or any political news keywords that you may get tired of reading.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to EW that the feature is going live to some users today. To find the feature, you must first find a post with a keyword you want muted. Then you hit the drop down arrow and click the button that reads, “Snooze Keywords In This Post.” You’ll see a list of keywords you can then block.

Facebook Hits Major Milestone: 2 Billion People!

Facebook has been around for over 13 years now and it has hit a major milestone… two billion people are now registered users!

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of the social networking service, released a statement in the form of a post on Tuesday (June 27) to celebrate the occasion.

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” he wrote. “We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together. It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”

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Facebook Unveils New 'Reaction' Buttons, Users Respond

You may have noticed something different about your Facebook this morning — that’s because Facebook unveiled the new “Reactions” to replace the “Like” button!

Instead of just being able to “Like” a status, you can now “Like,” “Love,” “Haha,” “Wow,” “Sad” or “Angry” any status on the social networking site.

“We’ve been listening to people and know that there should be more ways to easily and quickly express how something you see in News Feed makes you feel. That’s why today we are launching Reactions, an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way,” Facebook explained.

Click inside to read some reactions to the new buttons…More Here! »

Facebook Is Getting a 'Dislike' Button!

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg made an exciting announcement today (September 15) — the social media site will finally be getting a dislike button!

“I think people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,” the 31-year-old said in a question and answer session.

Last year, when asked about a dislike button, he answered, “Some people have asked for a dislike button because they want to say, ‘That thing isn’t good.’ And that’s not something that we think is good for the world. So we’re not going to build that.” We guess he changed his mind!