Street shootout captured on Facebook Live

Street shooting filmed on Facebook Live (YouTube)
Updated 19 June 2017
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Street shootout captured on Facebook Live

DUBAI: A shootout on a street in the southern US state of South Carolina has been streamed live on Facebook.

Police say the shooting happened near the popular Myrtle Beach at about 12.30 a.m. local time on Monday, when a fight broke out.

The suspect pulled out a gun and started firing randomly into the crowds, wounding seven people.

On the Facebook Live video a man can be heard describing the scene as it developed. When the gunshots are heard, there are screams and people can be seen running away.

The man, who is apparently filming the incident, can be heard telling people to stay away from the area.

Police say a nearby armed security guard witnessed the incident and shot the suspect.

None of the injuries received are believed to have been life threatening, according to reports in the MailOnline.

Various videos showing the incident have been posted, all receiving thousands of views and shares.


Facebook says it stored ‘millions’ of unencrypted Instagram passwords

Updated 19 April 2019
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Facebook says it stored ‘millions’ of unencrypted Instagram passwords

  • The California firm reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications

SAN FRANCISCO, US: “Millions” of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands.
“We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,” Facebook said in a blog post.
“We will be notifying these users as we did the others. Our investigation has determined that these stored passwords were not internally abused or improperly accessed,” the social network said.
Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, revealed last month that the unencrypted passwords of hundreds of millions of users had been stored, putting the number of Instagram users affected in the tens of thousands.
The social network’s handling of user data has been a flashpoint for controversy since it admitted last year that Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, used an app that may have hijacked the private details of 87 million users.
Facebook has announced a series of moves to tighten handling of data, including eliminating most of its data-sharing partnerships with outside companies.
The California firm reaches an estimated 2.7 billion people with its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications.