In a bizarre series of events, Facebook decided to ask some users to provide the passwords to their email accounts when signing up for new Facebook accounts. When asked, the company agreed to stop.
Google's Password Checkup Chrome extension tackles the big problem of password reuse by checking what passwords users are using against a database of compromised credentials.
Microsoft and Mastercard plan to work together to develop a new platform for verifying identities online that can be used across multiple services and for different purposes.
Apple is adding a slew of new password-security features in iOS 12 to help users avoid using weak or duplicate credentials.