Facebook to Pick Up Security Company
Facebook today said it has agreed to acquire a small company called PrivateCore. The company is based in California and helps companies secure the data on their servers. Facebook said it will put PrivateCore's technology to use protecting its servers against "persistent malware, unauthorized physical access, and malicious hardware devices." With 1.3 billion users, Facebook maintains vast server farms to house user data. "I've seen how much people care about the security of data they entrust to services like Facebook," said Facebook Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Facebook Simplifies Process for Two-Factor Authentication
Facebook has made it easier for people to secure their accounts. The company improved how it handles two-factor authentication.
Facebook Overhauls Privacy Tools Visibility and Ease-of-Use
Facebook today made new controls available to uses for managing their account, settings, and data. To start, Facebook says it redesigned the entire settings menu on mobile devices to improve discoverability.
Facebook Expands WiFi Finder Tool
Facebook today made its free Find WiFi service available to more people around the world. Facebook has been testing the tool in select regions since last year.
Facebook Improves Security Tools
Facebook today made a new tool called Security Checkup available to users online. The tool provides Facebook account holders with a broad array of controls over access to their account.