Internet Safety & Privacy

Spokeo – What you need to know1

Spokeo – What you need to know1

A lot of Facebook users have been receiving privacy warnings in their newsfeeds about the website, Spokeo. Spokeo is a controversial people search site that claims it has personal records on over 300 million people. Users can search by name, email, phone number, user names and friends. Let’s take a deeper look at each search…

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New Year's Resolutions for Online Privacy and Safety

New Year's Resolutions for Online Privacy and Safety

The New Year will be ringing in shortly. This is a time of reflection for many as they examine themselves and make resolutions on how they can improve their lives. With the internet, and now Facebook, being such a prominent force in our daily existence, it is no surprise that resolutions related to this sphere…

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AMBER Alerts Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

AMBER Alerts Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

Facebook has over 500 million users, which makes it a great entry point to reaching millions of people all over the world. This may be the reason why the AMBER alert page of Facebook has another addition to the police forces that would be using it. The AMBER Alert The AMBER Alert, or specifically the…

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AMBER Alert Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

AMBER Alert Set to Reach Millions through Facebook

Facebook has over 500 million users, which makes it a great entry point to reaching millions of people all over the world. This may be the reason why the AMBER alert page of Facebook has another addition to the police forces that would be using it. The AMBER Alert The AMBER Alert, or specifically the…

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Facebook Tagging Made Easier

Facebook Tagging Made Easier

Social networking has gone on to new heights, as Facebook introduced the new technology they developed—face recognition picture tagging. The Face Recognition Technology After uploading your pictures and clicking on the ‘publish now’ button, your pictures will appear with the tagging option at the top part of the page. Upon clicking the ‘tag photos’ button,…

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Top 5 Tips for password protection

Top 5 Tips for password protection

Gawker was hacked this week and over 1.3 million accounts were compromised. Users utilizing the commenting system of the following sites could have their login details exposed: Lifehacker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Gawker, Kotaku, Deadspin, io9, Jalopnik and Fleshbot. This hack should be an eye opener for any web user, as it shows that even large scale…

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Study finds most social media users do not check shared links for malware

Study finds most social media users do not check shared links for malware

A BitDefender study released this month revealed that 97% of respondents click any shared link on Facebook® and Twitter® without first checking the link for malware. The goal of the study was to determine if human curiosity is still the best tactic for cyber crooks and malware agents that target members of popular social networking…

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Facebook mobile dasboard gives more privacy controls

Facebook mobile dasboard gives more privacy controls

In October, Facebook launched a new dashboard that gives users a single view into how applications use personal data to enhance their experience. This feature shows all of the applications that have been authorized and what data is utilized. The user can see when an application last accessed their data, and applications can be restricted…

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The new Facebook Profile – Any cause for alarm?

The new Facebook Profile – Any cause for alarm?

Out of no where, Facebook hit its community with a redesign of user profile pages. The main changes put more emphasis on photos and display a summary of a user’s relationship details and profile summary in a more prominent manner: Facebook sent the notification of the profile redesign via its company Twitter account on Sunday…

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12 Tips for Cyber Monday Safety

12 Tips for Cyber Monday Safety

Black Friday has come and gone. Shoppers continue to search high and low for great deals, and online retailers are gearing up for what hopes to be a record breaking sales season. There is a strong possibility that you will receive opinions and offers from your Facebook friends or pages that you have “liked.” So,…

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