Internet Safety & Privacy

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 This new piece of legislation is set to be implemented later this month, and the union is dead set on getting it repealed.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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British Student Attempts to Hack Facebook

British Student Attempts to Hack Facebook

In the world of hackers, there’s much ‘honor’ to be had in hacking big institutions such as the pentagon, CIA and big companies such as Microsoft and Apple. Facebook, of course, is fair game and has, in fact, attracted its fair share of would be attackers, the newest one being Glenn Steven Mangham, a 25-year…

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Facebook Releases Official Security Guide

Facebook Releases Official Security Guide

The sheer number of people falling victim to scams is proof that there’s some educating that needs to be done – and soon. It’s not a matter of common sense, as there are people who aren’t naturally internet savvy and therefore need some guidance on the matter. Facebook has decided to satisfy this need by…

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Woman Issues Warnings about Shipping Scam on Facebook

Woman Issues Warnings about Shipping Scam on Facebook

Have you ever wished that someone would randomly deliver free stuff to your doorstep? Well, you’re probably not the only one. Everybody loves free things. Problem is, there really isn’t any such thing as ‘free’ – not these days. So naturally, when Linda Hall and her daughter Amanda started having boxes of merchandise delivered to…

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Anonymous Denies Plot to Take Down Facebook

Anonymous Denies Plot to Take Down Facebook

For those who have November 5 marked on their calendars as the date for a showdown between Facebook and the hacker group, Anonymous, it looks like we’re in for either disappointment or relief. That all depends on whose side you took. The ominous video promising the destruction of Facebook on the 5th of November doesn’t…

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Mobile Malware – What you Need to Know [Infographic]

Mobile Malware – What you Need to Know [Infographic]

The rise of mobile malware has been a top story of 2011. From June 2010-January 2011, malware for the Android operating system rose by 400%! Malware creators follow the crowds, and mobile web browsing is huge. Some experts predict the amount of mobile malware to double this year. This infographic from Bullguard, does an excellent…

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Hacker Group “Anonymous” Vows to Destroy Facebook on November 5th

Hacker Group “Anonymous” Vows to Destroy Facebook on November 5th

“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November” – history buffs (and pretty much all the people who read or watched V for Vendetta) will no doubt associate that line with Guy Fawkes, instigator of the Gunpowder Treason, and a modern-day mascot for the concept of Anarchy. But now we’re forced to do more than just remember…

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