Facebook's Wonderful Week of Fun - March 22

Continuing the saga of all that is Facebook. All kidding aside, I read this stuff and think “surely this can’t keep happening”, “surely it won't get any worse”. Hard to believe I’m still this naive.

In this week’s issue - it was revealed that Facebook stored user’s passwords in plain text for many years. Spoiler alert, this isn’t a good thing. Essentially this means that Facebook employees could know and use your own login credentials to login to your account.

In typical Facebook fashion they have admitted the issue but are stating it’s a limited set of users. This will inevitably be revised to some higher number on page 6 of a small town newspaper later this year when nobody is looking.

Krebs on Security

Facebook's Wonderful Week of Fun - March 15

Each week when I make decisions about where to spend my time and what to post I become increasingly aware of the state of all things “facebook”. Maybe a weekly summary is good enough for now!

Here’s the highlights:

Facebook survived issues like this a decade ago when it was run by a group of fast moving people early in their career. We accepted those mistakes with an “awwww shucks” type of attitude. Those days are over. Facebook is a global technology powerhouse with the influence to change the course of human history.

Two words for you - wake up