Security & Privacy

Keeping the Facebook community safe and secure

Research into security and privacy is a constant and important part of keeping the Facebook community safe to support each and every person’s communications and personal information.

Our diverse team of security and privacy researchers at Facebook span many disciplines, such as software engineering, usability, penetration testing, spam-prevention and detecting and responding to new online threats. Research efforts focus on staying ahead of immediate challenges, such as protecting accounts from phishing and malware, as well as developing long-term solutions to ensure that Facebook remains one of the best mediums for communicating personal information to your friends and family.

“Keeping people’s communications and personal information safe and secure is a core part of our DNA at Facebook. Our experts in security and privacy work around the clock to detect, design and build new solutions to stay ahead of threats.” Samir Patel, Engineering Director on User Data Protection and Protect and Care

Latest Publications

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IEEE Access Journal (IEEE Access) - August 1, 2021

Coded Machine Unlearning

Nasser Aldaghri, Hessam Mahdavifar, Ahmad Beirami

VLDB - July 31, 2021

CALYPSO: Private Data Management for Decentralized Ledgers

Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias, Enis Ceyhun Alp, Linus Gasser, Philipp Jovanovic, Ewa Syta, Bryan Ford

ICML - July 19, 2021

Making Paper Reviewing Robust to Bid Manipulation Attacks

Ruihan Wu, Chuan Guo, Felix Wu, Rahul Kidambi, Laurens van der Maaten, Kilian Q. Weinberger

PLDI - June 16, 2021

Porcupine: A Synthesizing Compiler for Vectorized Homomorphic Encryption

Meghan Cowan, Deeksha Dangwal, Armin Alaghi, Caroline Trippel, Vincent T. Lee, Brandon Reagen

Open Research Awards

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August 31, 2021

2021 People’s Expectations and Experiences with Digital Privacy request for proposals

We aspire to use this increased understanding, in addition to separate advances in privacy-enhancing technologies and building tools to enhance transparency in fairness and privacy, to develop privacy-first products, inform inclusive privacy policies, and advance internal privacy practices with our diverse user base at the core of our work.

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