Internet Safety & Privacy

How to Remove Yourself from Facebook's Social Ads

How to Remove Yourself from Facebook's Social Ads

Have you ever wished to see your face in an advertisement? Have you ever dreamed of being an advertising model for your favorite products? Well, wish no more because Facebook has finally made that dream come true – except, the way Facebook did it brings to mind the age-old adage, “be careful what you wish…

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Facebook Bans Users below 13 Years Old – (About 20,000 per Day!)

Facebook Bans Users below 13 Years Old – (About 20,000 per Day!)

Trying to ban teenagers from Facebook is an exercise in futility, which is exactly why Facebook has decided to lower its age restriction to 13 years old. It’s a reasonable enough decision, all things considered, but the problem is that many underage users still manage to seep through the cracks despite Facebook’s efforts to not…

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Facebook Places

Avoid the Pitfalls of Facebook Places

Facebook is certainly taking liberties with the nonstop upgrades on its features. It seems as if every day, we find something new, or something that has been changed. This time, Facebook has expanded on its Places feature, making it widely available in countries such as Bulgaria, Brazil, Egypt, India, Israel, Philippines, and South Africa. This…

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How to Protect Your Facebook Account from Rogue Applications

How to Protect Your Facebook Account from Rogue Applications

A rogue application is a Facebook application developed by someone with fraudulent or deceitful intentions. The application often doesn’t perform its stated objectives. They are designed to obtain account information of the user, and they can be used to spread spam, scams or other malware to friends of the infected account. Typical examples are: Profile…

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EU's Privacy Rules Push Facebook and Google into a Tight Spot

EU's Privacy Rules Push Facebook and Google into a Tight Spot

Sites such as Facebook and Google are pushing us further and further into the much dreaded goldfish bowl universe where privacy is nothing but a myth, but the EU has decided that they are going to take a tough stance on proper data protection. European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has unveiled new legislation that would…

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How to protect your Facebook account from Rogue Applications.

How to protect your Facebook account from Rogue Applications.

A rogue application is a Facebook application developed by someone with fraudulent or deceitful intentions. The application often doesn’t perform its stated objectives. It is designed to obtain account information of the user, and it can be used to spread spam, scams or other malware virally across Facebook. The best way to guard against rogue…

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Viral and malicious scams spreading via Facebook Chat

Viral and malicious scams spreading via Facebook Chat

We have been following Facebook scams for quite some time. Several of our readers reported and we saw first hand the viral spread of malicious links via Facebook Chat. Virus infested chat links are nothing new to Facebook. It is a common ploy of hackers, scammers and purveyors of malware to hack a Facebook account…

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Cop Uses Fake Facebook Account to Teach Lessons about Internet Safety

Cop Uses Fake Facebook Account to Teach Lessons about Internet Safety

Experience is said to be the best teacher, but it also tends to be a very cruel one. Sometimes, people only learn the lesson when it’s too late. This is usually the case when it comes to breaches in online security. Some people are very quick to give away their trust along with their personal…

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Social Networking Sites Central to Japan's Rescue Operations

Social Networking Sites Central to Japan's Rescue Operations

For all our complaints about Facebook and how it’s invading our privacy, there’s no denying that the social networking site may just one day be the very thing that saves our lives. In fact, this is exactly what happened when the 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, followed by a devastating 33-foot Tsunami. Facebook, along with…

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Facebook's New Features Help Prevent Bullying

Facebook's New Features Help Prevent Bullying

How many times have you found your “friends” posting a very unflattering picture of you on Facebook only to find that they would not remove it? If it has never before happened to you, then you’re lucky. But others aren’t quite as lucky and have to suffer through all the embarrassment and shame. Facebook’s new…

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