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How to delete accidentally sent messages, photos on Facebook Messenger

Ever sent a message on Facebook Messenger then immediately regretted it, or an embarrassing text to your boss in the heat of the moment at late night, or maybe accidentally sent messages or photos to a wrong group chat?

Facebook is now rolling out a long-promised option to delete text messages, photos, or videos inside its Messenger application. The unsend feature allows users to delete a message within 10 minutes of sending it, for both individual and group chats.

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MongoDB databases still being held at ransom, 2 years after attacks!

Two years after hacker groups began ransacking MongoDB databases and requesting ransom payments, the practice is still very much alive as reported by Catalin Cimpanu, a security researcher.

While the original hacker groups who started this trend have stopped after a few months, new ones have constantly joined in on the attacks over the past few years, only to discover that the practice isn't as lucrative as they might have hoped, and later, dropping out after failing to make any profits.

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Turn Off FaceTime in Apple iOS Now! Experts Warn!

Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw. The bug allows anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picks up.

The flaw works by adding yourself to a FaceTime call before the recipient picks up, tricking FaceTime into thinking it's an active call and forcing the person you're actually calling to start transmitting audio.

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FBI mapping 'Joanap Malware' victims to disrupt the North Korean botnet

The US DoJ announced Wednesday its effort to "map and further disrupt" a botnet tied to North Korea that has infected numerous Microsoft Windows computers across the globe over the last decade.

Dubbed Joanap, the botnet is believed to be part of "Hidden Cobra"- an APT actors' group often known as Lazarus Group and Guardians of Peace and backed by the North Korean government.

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WhatsApp caps message forwarding to five instances to fight fake news

WhatsApp is putting a worldwide limit of five on the number of times a message may be forwarded in an effort to stomp out misinformation and the spreading of rumours.

WhatsApp users could previously forward a message 20 times. The new update, to be rolled out on Monday, follows recent events around the world using the app for misinformation and the spreading of rumours.

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Google slapped with 50M euro fine for GDPR violation in France

France's data protection regulator, CNIL, has issued Google a 50 million euro fine for failing to comply with its GDPR obligations.

This is the biggest GDPR fine yet to be issued by a European regulator and the first time one of the tech giants has been found to fall foul of the tough new regulations that came into force in May last year.

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