Internet Safety & Privacy

Judge Allows Teenage Sexual Predator to Keep his Facebook Account

Judge Allows Teenage Sexual Predator to Keep his Facebook Account

The Taunton Crown Court recently allowed a 19-year old sexual predator to keep his Facebook account despite his transgressions. The judge said that a Facebook ban would be ‘particularly excessive’ and that doing so would only deprive the teen of ‘social traffic’ taken for granted by his peers. Callum Dower had been using Facebook for…

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How the Facebook Timeline Affects your Privacy

How the Facebook Timeline Affects your Privacy

Hold on to your seats, people, because everything we see now in Facebook is likely to look completely different once Zuckerberg and Co. are done implementing the “cool new changes” mentioned at the F8 Conference. The changes to the newsfeed and that ticker that everyone’s complaining about – well, they’re only the prologue. The real…

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More Facebook Changes Headed your Way!

More Facebook Changes Headed your Way!

Facebook has been lit up with user complaints about the recent Newsfeed changes and the Ticker added to the site. For better or worse, people just don’t like change. Pretty much the mantra has been, “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.” We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears…

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More Facebook Changes Coming your Way

More Facebook Changes Coming your Way

Facebook has been lit up with user complaints about the recent Newsfeed changes and the Ticker added to the site. For better or worse, people just don’t like change. Pretty much the mantra has been, “If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.” We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it appears…

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[Privacy Warning] How Facebook Lists can possibly embarrass  you.

[Privacy Warning] How Facebook Lists can possibly embarrass you.

We’ve written a couple of blog posts this past week regarding Facebook Lists. First, we covered the new Smart List feature that Facebook recently introduced. We then went on to explain how users can use the old, standard lists to bring more privacy and organization to their Newsfeed. Molly McHugh with DigitalTrends.com wrote a piece…

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[Viral Hoax] ATTENTION FRIENDS! HACKERS ARE DOING DAMAGE AGAIN ON FACEBOOK!

[Viral Hoax] ATTENTION FRIENDS! HACKERS ARE DOING DAMAGE AGAIN ON FACEBOOK!

Hoaxes and scams are just part of the Facebook. Some are one hit wonders and others are recycled over and over. Although there is no immediate threat, it is never good to spread false, pointless or misleading information. Here is a hoax that gets reworded and recirculated about every month or so: ATTENTION FRIENDS! HACKERS…

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Facebook and Time Warner launch 'Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge App'

Facebook and Time Warner launch 'Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge App'

Facebook and Time Warner launched the ‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up Social Pledge App‘ today. Both students and adults can take the pledge, so everyone can get involved and do their part to help stop bullying. Not only can you take THE PLEDGE, but the following resources are available on the Facebook page: The ‘Take Action’…

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How to Use Facebook Lists for Better Organization, Privacy and Security

How to Use Facebook Lists for Better Organization, Privacy and Security

Facebook introduced ‘Smart Lists’ to help users bring more organization and privacy to their Facebook experience. The ability to create Lists has been available for a very long time, but only a very small percentage of users utilized the feature. Lists offer great sharing and privacy benefits if used correctly. Facebook is hoping that “Smart…

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[Hoax Alert] HACKERS ALERT….. ATTENTION!!!!! IF ANY OF YOU GET A PADLOCK ON TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OF FACEBOOK HOME PAGE SAYING YOUR SECURITY IS LOW

[Hoax Alert] HACKERS ALERT….. ATTENTION!!!!! IF ANY OF YOU GET A PADLOCK ON TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OF FACEBOOK HOME PAGE SAYING YOUR SECURITY IS LOW

Another hoax is spreading very quickly on Facebook at the moment: HACKERS ALERT….. ATTENTION!!!!! IF ANY OF YOU GET A PADLOCK ON TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER OF FACEBOOK HOME PAGE SAYING YOUR SECURITY IS LOW.. IGNORE.. DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.IT IS SO HACKERS CAN ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT. COPY & PASTE…

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Legislative Privacy Alerts for U.S. and Canadian Residents!

Legislative Privacy Alerts for U.S. and Canadian Residents!

E-Verify is a proposed U.S. government sponsored program that aims to prevent illegal immigrants from taking jobs from American citizens. Sounds great on the surface, but digging deeper into legislation exposes issues that are sounding alarms with privacy advocates from both sides of the political spectrum. H.R 2885, commonly known as the “Legal Workforce Act,”…

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