Who needs the Dark Web when there’s Facebook? 74 groups caught selling hacked data Researchers at Cisco Talos uncover 74 Facebook groups being used for illicit activity by hundreds of thousands of users. Read more: https://zd.net/2FWAerh Facebook has announced the closure of person-to-person (P2P) payments made over Facebook Messenger for users in the United Kingdom and France. The service will shut its doors on 15 June 2019. No reason has been given and it appears that other users, such as those residing in the United States, will still be able to access the P2P platform. In Facebook’s Help Center, the social media giant says, “while you won’t be able to exchange money with friends and family, you’ll still be able to complete other transactions through Facebook, such as making donations to charitable organizations.” A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company has made the “decision to focus our efforts on experiences that people find most useful,” and so it appears the payment platform may not have been as popular as Facebook would have hoped. Facebook first entered the P2P space in Europe back in 2017 with the launch of Payments in Messenger following a successful rollout in the US during 2015. CNET: Mark Zuckerberg used your Facebook data as ‘bargaining chip’ against rivals, report says At the time, the social media giant said payments were one of the “most requested features” made by residents in the UK and France, and the new system enabled them to send money to others in… [Read full story]
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