Internet Safety & Privacy

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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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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