Internet Safety & Privacy

Guerilla Tactics: Facebook Quietly Adds Like Plug-in to Chrome

Guerilla Tactics: Facebook Quietly Adds Like Plug-in to Chrome

Check out the Chrome Web Store and you’ll find something you won’t expect: a Facebook Like plug-in for your Google Chrome browser. The plug-in was launched quietly, devoid of any sort of announcement from the social networking site so there aren’t a lot of people who are aware of it. In fact, the launch happened…

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Facebook's Bug Bounty Program pays out $40,000 in less than a Month

Facebook's Bug Bounty Program pays out $40,000 in less than a Month

It has only been 21 days since the Facebook Bug Bounty Program was announced and yet the company has already paid a total of $40,000 to bounty hunters. The program’s aim is to strengthen Facebook’s defense against attacks by fixing bugs within the system. Their strategy is to entice security researchers with the promise of…

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Facebook Abandons Deals Program

Facebook Abandons Deals Program

It looks as if Facebook’s spring cleaning isn’t over just yet. Just a few days after the announcement of Facebook Places being disabled, the Facebook Deals feature has just gotten the ax as well, despite having only four months of testing time. The decision came as a big surprise to many, especially since Facebook Deals…

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How to disable the Facebook Ticker

How to disable the Facebook Ticker

Another recent “feature” implemented by Facebook has been met with much disdain and complaint by the user community. There is a new ticker appearing in the right column of Facebook user accounts. Not only is it annoying, but many people don’t want their every comment, like, update, etc. broadcast via the ticker. So far, there…

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Missouri Judge issues injunction on Facebook Law for teachers

Missouri Judge issues injunction on Facebook Law for teachers

This story is a follow-up to an article we wrote previously this week. The “Facebook Law” as it has been commonly called would have kept teachers from engaging in private conversations with students on social networking sites, via email and text messaging. A preliminary injunction has been issued by the presiding Circuit Court Judge, and…

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May God always bless this kind person below with peace, love and happiness – Hoax

May God always bless this kind person below with peace, love and happiness – Hoax

Yet another hoax has hit Facebook and is extremely viral at the moment. (viral meaning it is spreading rapidly – not that it is spreading a virus) Another variant goes like this: “WARNING!!!! If ever you see anyone post out an application written “May God always bless this kind person below with peace, love and…

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Ticketmaster and Facebook Partnership: Good Idea or a Potential Security Risk?

Ticketmaster and Facebook Partnership: Good Idea or a Potential Security Risk?

Ticketmaster and Live Nation have just announced their new partnership with Facebook, along with their plans to integrate social media into their interactive seat map feature. The new update will make it much easier for friends to get seats that are in close proximity with each other. It’s a very cool feature, as anyone who…

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Facebook Scraps Places and Implements Location Tagging Instead

Facebook Scraps Places and Implements Location Tagging Instead

In a recent announcement made by Facebook, it was revealed that their “Places” feature would be phased out and replaced with a different feature with the same function. A feature called ‘location tagging’. It was a very surprising announcement, considering that it has only been a few months since the Places feature was implemented. By…

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Facebook Announces Privacy and Sharing Improvements

Facebook Announces Privacy and Sharing Improvements

Facebook announced some very welcome changes that will make it easier to share content with exactly the people you want to share it with. The biggest change is placing the controls and settings inline right next to the posts, photos, etc. You will no longer have to go digging through privacy or account settings to…

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Teachers Reject New Facebook Law

Teachers Reject New Facebook Law

The Missouri Teachers’ Union is very much ready to fight a new law that will prohibit them from adding their students as friends on Facebook. This new piece of legislation is set to be implemented later this month, and the union is dead set on getting it repealed. The teachers believe that this law is…

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