Facebook is currently dealing with the fallout of a massive attack that compromised site security and allowed hackers to seize the access tokens of roughly 50 million accounts, potentially giving them full control of both the accounts and linked apps. It is still sorting out what user data might have been stolen. Amid all this, Facebook is also extending its grip on how long it can keep account deletion requests in hiatus from two weeks to a month, the Verge reported on Wednesday.
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In the fallout to Facebook's hot mess regarding data sharing with Cambridge Analytica, there have been calls by a lot of people including Elon Musk, WhatsApp co-found Brian Acton and others to #DeleteFacebook. But for some, that task might be too extreme a measure, as Facebook is (sadly) still one of the best ways to stay in contact with friends and family, especially over long distances.
The Zuckerberg empire is burning from all directions at once. Yes, the man who once called his users "dumb fucks" for entrusting him to be the steward of their personal data is in the midst of a disastrous and very public reckoning. Take a moment to process this unexpected turn of events if you must.