Internet Safety & Privacy

Court Ruled that Facebook is Off Limits when it comes to Debt Collection

Court Ruled that Facebook is Off Limits when it comes to Debt Collection

Debt Collectors can be some of the most persistent, most merciless, most ruthless people on the planet. Then again, Debtors can also be the most obstinate people on the whole planet. It’s a match made in heaven—or rather, hell. There’s bound to be sparks between a debtor and a debt collector. Case in point: an…

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Facebook Deals Soon to be Launched

Facebook Deals Soon to be Launched

If you’re fond of getting discounts and promos, then Facebook has the very thing for you. A new feature called ‘Facebook Deals’ is set to be launched this April 18 on the social networking giant. It works just like Groupon, except that it’s going to use the power of an already established online social network…

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Facebook Fixes Hotmail Bug

Facebook Fixes Hotmail Bug

Hotmail was once one of the biggest email providers on the internet, but its popularity slowly started to dwindle once Yahoo and Google hit the scene. There are still a lot of people out there who use Hotmail. Anyone using it for their Facebook accounts have unknowingly had their security compromised for an unknown length…

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Beware of Facebook scammers tagging users in photos

Beware of Facebook scammers tagging users in photos

Scammers look for any and every opportunity to exploit a vulnerability or privacy loophole found on Facebook. Their latest tactic is to tag users in photographs. Scam wall posts are no new thing, and these spam messages often contain funny, sexy or outrageous images. This is a way for the scammer to grab someone’s attention…

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The Top Ten Commandments of Password Protection

The Top Ten Commandments of Password Protection

Protecting your passwords is a vital component of keeping your online accounts safe and secure. Careless users often find themselves the victim of email or Facebook hacks. Armed with the right information, it only takes a few moments to properly secure your email accounts, social networking profiles and sensitive, web based logins. We have put…

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Follow OnGuard Online's tips to keep your Email spam and scam free

Follow OnGuard Online's tips to keep your Email spam and scam free

We were reading an informative post at OnGuard Online about email scams. We couldn’t help but notice the striking similarities between traditional email scams and some of the junk circulating on Facebook right now. Due to the recent security breach at Epsilon, it is important for people to know how to recognize and avoid scams…

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Google application could allow access to your personal information via your photograph

Google application could allow access to your personal information via your photograph

Ms. Smith, a Networkworld blogger, wrote an article today about Google is developing a Smartphone application that will identity faces in photographs and then will link the photo to personal information of the subject. Everyone knows that Google mines the interwebs collecting and indexing any information it can get its hands on. This gargantuan collection…

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Cloud Girlfriend Provides Users with Fake Facebook Sweethearts

Cloud Girlfriend Provides Users with Fake Facebook Sweethearts

So let’s say you’ve found yourself on the edge of desperation and the thought of being alone for one more second is something that would hurl you into unimaginable depths of depression… would you consider getting yourself a fake Facebook girlfriend to stave off the unwanted feelings? Well, if your answer is yes – which…

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Facebook Questions – Be Careful with your Answers

Facebook Questions – Be Careful with your Answers

Questions are an integral part of our everyday life, which is why we shouldn’t really be surprised that it has become part of our internet lives as well. Facebook, the undisputed leader in Social Networking, has just revamped ‘Questions’, an interface that allows users to post queries which their friends can answer. Before, Questions was…

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Facebook's Targeted Advertising – Creepy or Cool?

Facebook's Targeted Advertising – Creepy or Cool?

If you find yourself worrying that the ads on the left side of your Facebook page are getting far too psychic, don’t worry, it’s just Facebook testing out its new ad features. The social networking site has given a whole new dimension to the term ‘targeted ads’. Before, it was our likes that influenced the…

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