Related News: Dropbox bug wipes some users’ files from the cloud

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Engadget published an article titled Dropbox bug wipes some users’ files from the cloud.

Cautious types will frequently tell you not to rely on cloud storage as your only backup, and a handful of internet denizens have just learned this the hard way. Dropbox has confirmed that a bug in some older versions of its desktop apps deleted the files of some people who turned on Selective Sync, which limits cloud syncing to certain folders. Typically, this would happen after a crash or forced reboot, making a bad problem worse — at least a few users found that they’d lost years’ worth of content through no fault of their own.

Source: Engadget

Related News: Anger mounts after Facebook’s ‘shadow profiles’ leak in bug

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. ZDNet published an article titled Anger mounts after Facebook’s ‘shadow profiles’ leak in bug.

The personal information leaked by the bug is information that had not been given to Facebook by the users – it is data Facebook has been compiling on its users behind closed doors, without their consent.

A growing number of Facebook users are furious and demand to know who saw private information they had expressly not given to Facebook.

Facebook was accidentally combining user’s shadow profiles with their Facebook profiles and spitting the merged information out in one big clump to people they ‘had some connection to’ who downloaded an archive of their account with Facebook’s Download Your Information (DYI) tool.

Source: ZDNet