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Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg is planning to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger services

In a statement, Facebook said it wanted to “build the best messaging experiences we can; and people want messaging to be fast, simple, reliable and private.” It added: “We’re working on making more of our messaging products end-to-end encrypted and considering ways to make it easier to reach friends and family across networks.”

Facebook Bug Potentially Exposed Unshared Photos of Up 6.8 Million Users. The social-network company says apps may have had improper access to photos

Up to 1,500 apps may have had improper access to photos that weren’t yet shared by Facebook users, including in draft posts, from Sept. 13 to Sept. 25, the company said Friday in a post on its developers’ blog. The latest incident also exposes Facebook to fresh scrutiny from European regulators, who earlier this year enacted legislation requiring internet companies like Facebook to inform them about breaches within 72 hours.

Facebook employee morale is down after a turbulent year for the company, according to the reported findings of an internal survey.

The darkening mood within the social-media giant is notable in part because its workforce has been resilient through other difficult patches in the past. That includes the period after the 2016 presidential election, when many critics were blaming Facebook for allowing fabricated news articles to pervade the platform.

Facebook News: Facebook disclosed a widespread security flaw that could have allowed hackers or other malicious third parties to access an affected user’s account by gleaning their security token.

StockMarketNews.Today – The flaw affected as many as 50 million people, and Facebook says it’s forcibly making around 90 million users log back into their accounts in full today to be safe. The company says around 40 million additional people simply used the exploitable feature since the exploit was active.

Facebook Inc. shares continued to lag behind FANG counterparts on Thursday after a pair of analysts took opposing sides on the stock.

StockMarketNews.Today – Facebook is the only member of the group that’s lost value in 2018, as data privacy scandals and scrutiny over its role in election meddling have weighed on user growth and spurred greater spending on things like security. Facebook has lost about 8 percent so far this month and is on track to close at its lowest since April.