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TL;DR | Fake News & Data Breaches

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Too busy to keep up to date on the latest recruiting news and trends? Are you spending your morning smiling and nodding at the water cooler wondering where your colleagues find the time? SocialTalent‘s Too Long; Didn’t Read (TL;DR) is here to get you up to speed with everything you might have missed this week, including news from PageUp, Amazon, and Facebook (again).

Job Seekers and Data Breachers

On Friday, a major data breach left millions of job seekers at risk. Australian SaaS company PageUp has detailed a breach which may have taken place on May 23rdIn a statement, the company said: “On May 28, 2018, our investigations revealed that we have some indicators that client data may have been compromised a forensic investigation with assistance from an independent 3rd party is currently ongoing”. The firm currently has two million active users across 190 countries.

Amazon Creates 2,500 new Roles

Amazon is on a recruitment drive to fill 2,500 permanent roles.The retail giant aims to hire for roles in software development, engineering and tech. By the end of 2018, its total UK workforce will be around 27,500. Amazon UK country manager Doug Gurr said in a statement: “The UK is a fantastic place to do business so we are delighted to continue our investment in the British economy and provide quality, permanent roles for people the length and breadth of the country”

Facebook To Address Fake News

Not before it’s time, Facebook has announced a “news credibility programme” and is looking to hire two specialists. The announcements follow a tumultuous year for the social media giant. As well as for CEO Mark Zuckerberg who appeared before two congressional hearings earlier this year where he faced intense criticism over Facebook’s data privacy practices. The programme aims to combat the issue of fake news permeating the site. 

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