Facebook has stepped into another steaming data scandal.
The social media platform can’t seem to dislodge itself from the hot PR mess stemming from investigations into Cambridge Analytica and other third-party apps with access to users’ information.
The company has tried op-eds from leaders Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, blog posts and social media messages, a couple of media apology tours and, most recently, a high-profile call for privacy and regulation.
Throw another log onto the PR conflagration.
New reports suggest that third-party apps with prior access to user data were not held to adequate security standards, and Facebook will face additional scrutiny over exposed data.
Flip that board that says “It’s been _ days since we found a massive pile of unsecured Facebook data” right back to zero, and get ready to reset your passwords again just to be safe. Security researchers discovered hundreds of millions of records on publicly-accessible Amazon cloud servers — including names, passwords, comments, likes, and all the other stuff we should all just assume has already leaked at some point.