Facebook is warning 50,000 users they may have been victims of private spyware

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The new Meta sign at company headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on Oct. 28. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Facebook is notifying the users, who live in more than 100 countries, that they may have been targets of hacking attempts by surveillance companies working for government agencies or private clients, the company said Thursday. 

The notifications are the result of a months-long investigation into what officials of Meta, Facebook’s parent company, called “cyber-mercenaries” who engage in “surveillance-for-hire.”

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Edit. Note: We have to keep in mind that spies are looking for their own mirror reflections in your activities. If they are that suspicious, they were already up to no good.

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