Social Media News Roundup 1.10.18

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Facebook security breach: Up to 50m accounts attacked

Facebook says almost 50 million of its users were left exposed by a security flaw. The company said attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in a feature known as “View As” to gain control of people's accounts. (BBC)

Facebook faces record lawsuit after huge data breach

Facebook could face its largest ever class action lawsuit after the personal data of up to 90 million users, including its founder and chief operating officer, were hacked. (The Week)

Mission impossible: Can you regain access after Twitter lockout?

If you rely on Twitter for business or recreation, it's time to worry. Although the days of frequent service outages have passed, users have a new cause for concern - getting locked out by Twitter itself, without explanation. (ZDnet)

New YouTube tools will collect data for advertisers

YouTube is looking for a bigger piece of the advertising pie — and that means collecting more of your data. (NY Post)

YouTube hosts 'how to hack Facebook' videos

Google is hosting tutorials on how to hijack Facebook accounts using a similar method to the hackers who had gained access to the personal data of 50 million users. (Telegraph)

Twitch tags, categories launch to disappointment from community

Twitch rolled out its new organisational discover tool this week, replacing the original Communities feature. Twitch streamers can now assign specific tags to their broadcasts, and Twitch believes that will make finding new streamers easier. (Polygon)

Influencer Marketing Agency of the Year Shortlist

Find out who will be crowned the best of the best by our judges on the 29th October at Club Tropicana in Covent Garden (Tickets to attend the awards can be purchased here)

Stuart Hall