Tuesday, October 27

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Apps & Games, bug, data download, Instagram, News

Instagram fixes a bug that allowed users to download deleted images and messages

A security researcher mistakenly received a reward payment of $ 6,000 USD (approximately $ 7,952.22 CAD) after discovering a flaw that allowed Instagram to retain private photos and direct messages on its servers after they were deleted. As reported by TechCrunch, independent security researcher Saugat Pokharel discovered the error when he tried to download his data using the tool provided by Instagram. The Facebook-owned company launched the data download tool in 2018 to comply with Europe's new GDPR regulations. When Pokharel downloaded his data, he found that the pictures and private messages he sent and then deleted were included in the download. It's worth noting that companies often retain data after users delete it, but us...
Apps & Games, bug, crashing, Facebook SDK, ios, Lockdown Apps, News

Facebook SDK bug causing crashes on popular iOS apps, here’s a workaround

A bug with Facebook’s iOS software development kit (SDK) is causing crashes on several popular iPhone apps like Spotify, Pinterest and Tinder. Thankfully there’s simple fix until the glitch gets sorted out. Unfortunately, you don’t even need the Facebook app installed to fall victim to the bug. Many developers leverage the Facebook SDK to support features like logging in through Facebook within their apps. Because of this, it seems many apps that rely on the SDK are having issues. The Verge reports that this is the second time an issue like this has happened in the last few months. Thankfully, the publication also has a workaround for those impacted: Lockdown Apps. Lockdown Apps is a firewall and privacy protection app on iOS that ...