Internet Safety & Privacy

Log into Facebook Using Iris Recognition

Log into Facebook Using Iris Recognition

Iris recognition is becoming one of the most commonly used biometric authentication technologies in the world. Government agencies all over the world, particularly those concerned with immigration, have taken to using iris recognition in addition to fingerprint profiling and other methods of collecting personal data. But now, a New York based biometric security company called…

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User Accounts Exposed because of Facebook Applications – Change your Password!

User Accounts Exposed because of Facebook Applications – Change your Password!

Symantec, the largest developer of computer security software, announced that there was a security flaw in Facebook that allowed third parties to have access to user accounts and profile information. The flaw was fixed by Facebook last Tuesday, but all the information leaked may still be out there stored in server log files or in…

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Syrians targeted in cyber attacks and tortured for Facebook passwords

Syrians targeted in cyber attacks and tortured for Facebook passwords

Facebook has played a huge part in the uprisings that occurred and are occurring in the Middle East. As such, the remaining dictatorships in the area are trying to control their problem by cracking down on Facebook operations. One prime example of this is the current online attack being targetted towards Syrian users on social…

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Woman Loses Over $366,000 Due to Facebook Scam

Woman Loses Over $366,000 Due to Facebook Scam

Compassion is all well and good, but it’s deadly to have too much of it and too little common sense. One woman from Shah Alam, Malaysia, was scammed of over RM1.1 mil, or $366,000, after she fell for the con artist’s sob stories on Facebook. Police have been able to apprehend six likely suspects but…

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New Facebook controls allow users to easily hide Recent Activity

New Facebook controls allow users to easily hide Recent Activity

A new privacy control has been implemented by Facebook allowing users to easily hide recent activity displayed on their wall. Users now have the option to apply a “Hide All” setting to virtually any activity that normally shows up on their “Recent Activity.” (friending, liking, comments posted, questions, etc.) Hovering your mouse over the top…

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Facebook Sued over Social Ads

Facebook Sued over Social Ads

Facebook’s Social Ads seemed like a stroke of pure genius when it first came out. Sure, some users were royally pissed that Facebook found a virtually limitless source of free models for their ads, but in the end, the feature was still implemented and people did very little to fight it – that is, until…

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Substitute Teacher Arrested for Impersonating a Student

Substitute Teacher Arrested for Impersonating a Student

It seems that cybercrimes are becoming more and more absurd as the years go by, revealing a darker side to society that we never would have suspected. Just last Friday, a substitute teacher named Adam Domaradsky from Wycoff was arrested and charged with unauthorized access of a computer and impersonation. The teacher allegedly hacked into…

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Facebook Hires Daytum Founders: A privacy debacle waiting to happen?

Facebook Hires Daytum Founders: A privacy debacle waiting to happen?

Forget about watching the latest horror film, if you really want something that will scare the pants off of you, then listen to this: Facebook has just hired Nicholas Felton and Ryan Case as part of their product design team. If you’re thinking ‘pfft, so bloody what?”, think again! These two are the hot shots…

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SocialGuard – Monitoring tool strikes a balance parents and teens can live with.

SocialGuard – Monitoring tool strikes a balance parents and teens can live with.

Parents are getting increasingly worried about their children getting cyberbullied on Facebook or even getting stalked or groomed by an internet predator. Of course, you can’t exactly blame them. It’s no longer just paranoia. The risk of getting harmed on a social networking site is a grim reality that we all have to accept. However,…

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Facebook Adds “Send” Button and Upgrades Groups

Facebook Adds “Send” Button and Upgrades Groups

A person’s social sphere is made up of many smaller clusters, not necessarily interconnected with each other, and something a person might want to share with one cluster isn’t always what he wants to share with another – This is what Facebook tried to accommodate by implementing Facebook Groups. By creating a group, users could…

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