Internet Safety & Privacy

Facebook Video Glitch Compromises User Privacy

Facebook Video Glitch Compromises User Privacy

Before anything else, here’s a little warning: this whole issue really is not as bad as it sounds. It’s a small glitch that was fixed within a week and wasn’t really all that serious. TechCrunch sent Cnet a tip about a privacy glitch that happened in Facebook concerning private videos. For a few days, thumbnails,…

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Hacker Steals Naked Photos of Women and Uploads them to their Facebook Profile

Hacker Steals Naked Photos of Women and Uploads them to their Facebook Profile

There’s something very wrong with a person who could be mean enough to destroy the reputations of people who have not even wronged him. Joseph Bernard Campbell, a 24-year old hacker from Florida, hacked into the email accounts of over 500 women and browsed through their emails, looking for nude or semi-nude pictures. He then…

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55% of UK Parents use Facebook to  Spy on their Children

55% of UK Parents use Facebook to Spy on their Children

Kids who reveal all on Facebook are in for an unpleasant surprise – it turns out that more than 50% (55%, to be precise) of parents spy on their children. OnePoll found out in a survey of 2,000 parents from Britain that parents have been using Facebook to track their kids’ activities. While this study…

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Facebook Chat – If it wasn't broke, why did they “fix” it?

Facebook Chat – If it wasn't broke, why did they “fix” it?

I’m sure most of you have, by now, noticed that Facebook has integrated their update on the chat feature. Instead of that small pop out box, we get a whole new sidebar full of friends, complete with their names and thumbnails of their profile pictures. The symbols used to indicate whether a friend is online…

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Time Warner and Facebook Launch “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” Campaign

Time Warner and Facebook Launch “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” Campaign

The incidence of Cyberbullying in Facebook is getting increasingly alarming, and the bullies seem to get crueler and crueler. It’s almost like the landscape of the whole bully/victim culture has changed. The stereotype of the big knucklehead stealing lunch money from a wiry kid has been replaced by an image of a mean-spirited kid hiding…

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In Fairness to Google: A Reevaluation of Google+'s and Facebook's TOS

In Fairness to Google: A Reevaluation of Google+'s and Facebook's TOS

Earlier, we posted an article comparing the TOS of Facebook and Google+. The result of which was pretty distressing, considering how Google+’s was worded in such a way that caused alarm. At first glance it made Facebook’s seem tame in comparison. Other, more qualified legal experts, have weighed in on the matter, as some readers…

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Cube Entertainment Fans Tricked by Fake Facebook Page

Cube Entertainment Fans Tricked by Fake Facebook Page

Scams on the Internet and Facebook are rampant and unending. Especially now that Facebook has become something of a virtual watering hole where people, even those who aren’t particularly tech-savvy, gather and socialize. Some scams may snag only a few, but the more clever and crafty ones can dupe thousands. The plan that one troublemaker…

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On Privacy: Facebook vs. Google+

On Privacy: Facebook vs. Google+

Facebook’s biggest contender has just entered the ring, and if its rapid expansion is any indication, then it looks like Facebook will have to work extra hard to keep its users from flocking to the “Next Big Thing”. Google+ and Facebook are practically equal when it comes to their media sharing prowess, as well as…

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China may be Eyeing Facebook Shares

China may be Eyeing Facebook Shares

There’s a chiling rumor going around the grapevine that could spell disaster if it’s confirmed to be true. China, not exactly a paragon of democracy, is said to be trying its very best to buy a significant portion of Facebook. Their motive: well, suffice it to say that it’s not likely to mean improved privacy…

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Afraid to Use Facebook at Work? HardlyWork.in converts your News Feed  into an Excel Spreadsheet

Afraid to Use Facebook at Work? HardlyWork.in converts your News Feed into an Excel Spreadsheet

How many times have you wished that you could use Facebook while at work? How many times has the watchful eye of the boss stopped you from indulging in that wish? Countless? Well, you’re certainly not the only one. Many companies have instituted policies banning the use of Facebook at work. There is now a…

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