Internet Safety & Privacy

Facebook to stream Warner Bros. The Dark Knight

Facebook to stream Warner Bros. The Dark Knight

Warner Bros. is taking the first baby steps in turning Facebook into a movie house. Now, Facebook users can rent movies directly the social networking site at the price of $3 or rather, 30 Facebook credits. Rent a Movie on Facebook Millions and millions of people log into Facebook each day. In fact, if the…

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Facebook's Privacy Policy Rewritten in Plain English

Facebook's Privacy Policy Rewritten in Plain English

One of the reasons why so few people ever bother to check out Facebook’s privacy policy (or any other site’s, for that matter) is that it’s so technical and absolute torture to just go through a single page. The whole thing sounds so robotic that, half the time, you’re trying to understand what exactly it…

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Facebook hit with biggest wave of spam attacks!

Facebook hit with biggest wave of spam attacks!

Silicon Republic reports that Facebook has been hit with at least five different spam attacks in the last 24 hours. Security experts are touting this as the biggest spam attack on Facebook in such a short period of time. They are seeing user news feeds riddled with spam messages. Urban Schrott, of ESET stated, “Facebook…

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Facebook Launches Comment Plug-in Upgrade, the Bane of all Trolls

Facebook Launches Comment Plug-in Upgrade, the Bane of all Trolls

With a new upgrade on the Comment Plug-in, Facebook has levied a huge influence on how people act and react on the internet. Comments on third party websites can now be automatically linked to people’s Facebook account and shown on their news feed, which will no doubt make them more careful about what they do…

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Facebook Advocates Sharing what you Like

Facebook Advocates Sharing what you Like

Facebook’s ‘like’ button has just gotten an upgrade that makes it similar in functionality to the share button. Before, whenever you ‘like’ something outside of Facebook, a small, seemingly insignificant one-sentence update is placed on the Recent Activities log on your wall. With the new update, whenever you ‘like’ something, that page or article gets…

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Facebook to reinstate application developer access to mobile phone and address data

Facebook to reinstate application developer access to mobile phone and address data

Facebook announced today they will be re-enabling a feature allowing application developers access to user mobile phone and address data. Amid much public and governmental backlash, Facebook instituted a delay of the initiative just three days after its January release. A Facebook spokesperson wrote, “We are making changes to help ensure you only share this…

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Android Smartphone failed to encrypt Facebook and Google transmissions

Android Smartphone failed to encrypt Facebook and Google transmissions

Dan Wallach, a computer science professor at Rice University recently discovered some very disturbing vulnerabilities while accessing Google and Facebook from a Smartphone running the Android operating system. In an undergraduate class experiment, Wireshark network sniffer was deployed, and Wallach then conducted a series of internet transmissions from his Smartphone. The first finding was that…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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