Internet Safety & Privacy

“Happening Now”: Facebook Cooks up another Privacy Breach

“Happening Now”: Facebook Cooks up another Privacy Breach

It’s difficult to imagine how Facebook could have the gumption to bypass user permission yet again and quietly roll out another feature when they’re currently in trouble for doing exactly the same with their Face Recognition feature. They have implemented the “Happening Now” feature on a small fraction of the user population. The new feature…

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Are you tired of being spammed by Facebook apps?

Are you tired of being spammed by Facebook apps?

Facebook is many things to different people. Some people hop on to get the latest news about their friends and family, while others spend every waking moment tending to sheep, cattle or building up their empires for their next brutal assault. Most people fall somewhere in between. There are countless third party applications available on…

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Visit the New Facebook is another hoax being spread by well-meaning users

Visit the New Facebook is another hoax being spread by well-meaning users

It seems another hoax has hit Facebook and is going viral at the moment. This one advises you not to click on a link to “VISIT THE NEW FACEBOOK.” According to the post, a hacker will steal your Facebook login details and remove your page from Facebook. Alternate Messages: W A R N I N…

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I am cleaning up my Facebook friends is not a virus – It is a viral Facebook Question

I am cleaning up my Facebook friends is not a virus – It is a viral Facebook Question

Have you seen a post on your wall that asks “I am cleaning up my Facebook friends… let me know if you would like to stay…?” A lot of Facebook users are placing a disclaimer on their walls stating they didn’t make the posting and that it must be a virus. This is a false…

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How to Protect your Child Online

How to Protect your Child Online

The internet has opened a limitless new frontier for our children. Unfortunately though, as new frontiers go, the internet is also fraught with its own dangers from exposing the child to unwanted materials to dangerous criminals like pedophiles. Below are some of the things you should know about child safety online. Internet Elements Parents are…

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You've Been Served! via Facebook

You've Been Served! via Facebook

There are people who might as well be nonexistent if not for their online presence. It’s a weird sort of reality, something that we wouldn’t think we’d see outside those paperback sci-fi novels. It’s also a problem that courts have to face on a daily basis when it comes to serving official documents. It’s extremely…

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Facebook privacy blunder results in 1500 uninvited guests for a sweet 16 birthday bash

Facebook privacy blunder results in 1500 uninvited guests for a sweet 16 birthday bash

The AP in Berlin is reporting that a teenage girl, known only as Thessa, was shocked to receive a “surprise” party for her 16th birthday. This was not a surprise party in the traditional sense – Thessa sent out an invitation for the festivities via Facebook but had failed to mark the event as private.…

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Apple Protects itself from Facebook Malware

Apple Protects itself from Facebook Malware

Apple’s gizmos and gadgets are all the craze today, which is probably why malware authors have been specifically targeting devices which use the Mac OS. One particularly nasty malware was the one that issues a fake antivirus called “MacDefender” – talk about wolf in sheep’s clothing. But now, Apple Inc. has created a security fix…

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Facebook Access Requested by Defense on Sexual Assault Case

Facebook Access Requested by Defense on Sexual Assault Case

Defense lawyers are practically paid to use every trick in the book to get their clients off the hook. These days, they’re turning to Facebook in order to gather evidence for their defense. In one sexual assault case being conducted in the United States, the defense has asked the judge to give them access to…

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Internet Explorer Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Facebook Credentials

Internet Explorer Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Facebook Credentials

Sometimes, the best way to foil a hacker is to think like one, which is exactly what Rosario Valotta, an Internet security researcher, did. He devised a way to steal digital credentials from Facebook users by exploiting a flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s default web browser. He presented the process at the Hack in the…

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