Senior Facebook executive apologises for data breach affecting 50 million users

SINGAPORE – A senior Facebook executive has apologised for a recent data breach that allowed hackers to gain access to nearly 50 million user accounts, in what is believed to be the social media platform’s worst security breach. At the opening of Facebook’s new Singapore office on Tuesday (Oct 2), Facebook’s vice-president of Asia Pacific Dan Neary said: “We are deeply apologetic for this. We are excited about the fact that we actually discovered it and we are able to shut it down, but it should not happen in the first…

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