http://facecrooks.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:43:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v= Teens Are Still Leaving Facebook Over “Safety” Concerns http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Teens-Are-Still-Leaving-Facebook-Over-%e2%80%9cSafety%e2%80%9d-Concerns.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Teens-Are-Still-Leaving-Facebook-Over-%e2%80%9cSafety%e2%80%9d-Concerns.html/#comments Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:43:39 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8987 The post Teens Are Still Leaving Facebook Over “Safety” Concerns appeared first on .

When a study was released earlier this year saying that teen users were leaving Facebook in droves over privacy concerns, researchers and experts wondered if the trend would hold. Now another study has came out that appears to back up the first one’s findings. According to the report from Frank N. Magid Associates Inc., 88…

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facebook iconWhen a study was released earlier this year saying that teen users were leaving Facebook in droves over privacy concerns, researchers and experts wondered if the trend would hold. Now another study has came out that appears to back up the first one’s findings.

According to the report from Frank N. Magid Associates Inc., 88 percent of 13- to 17-year-old American Facebook users were on Facebook. While that may seem like a lot, and in terms of raw numbers it definitely is, the figure seems dramatically low when compared to previous years. (94 percent of teens were on Facebook in 2013, and 95 percent in 2012.) More important for Facebook’s future, however, was why the teens said they’re leaving.

Only nine percent of the teens surveyed described the site as “safe” or “trustworthy.” Though the level of trust the general public has in Facebook is low, nine percent is an especially small number (this despite all of Facebook’s best efforts to beef up and simplify it’s privacy rules). Don’t cry for Facebook, however; many teens are leaving the site in favor of Instagram and WhatsApp, two astronomically popular apps that Facebook also happens to own. And that might be the most insidious thing about Facebook of all. Even when you try and get away from them, they often still end up playing a big part in your social media life.



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Tech Experts: It’s Way Too Easy to Read Facebook’s Source Code http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Tech-Experts-It%e2%80%99s-Way-Too-Easy-Read-Facebook%e2%80%99s-Source-Code.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Tech-Experts-It%e2%80%99s-Way-Too-Easy-Read-Facebook%e2%80%99s-Source-Code.html/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:49:56 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8983 The post Tech Experts: It’s Way Too Easy to Read Facebook’s Source Code appeared first on .

According to commenters on a Hacker News message board, Facebook’s source code is incredibly easy to read, and they warn that it could ultimately cause trouble for the site and its users.  The code was discovered when a digital security expert working for firm Sinthetic Labs was fixing a few bugs and Googled an error…

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oopsAccording to commenters on a Hacker News message board, Facebook’s source code is incredibly easy to read, and they warn that it could ultimately cause trouble for the site and its users. 

The code was discovered when a digital security expert working for firm Sinthetic Labs was fixing a few bugs and Googled an error message. Through his search, he found a link that led to Pastebin, a service used to store and share text. What he found when he clicked was a ton of Facebook’s names and commands, out in the open for anyone to find.

“It’s clear this output was intended to be seen by another engineer at Facebook, so posting it on Pastebin probably wasn’t the smartest move,” the security expert, Nathan Malcolm, wrote. “This person may have made other slip ups which could make them a target if an attacker sees an opportunity.”

Though this information wouldn’t mean anything to the vast majority of Internet users, it would certainly prove helpful to individuals looking to wreak havoc with Facebook’s operations behind the scenes. With a website as large as Facebook, there’s bound to be some oversights about the information that’s out there, but such a glaringly huge hole in its security is troubling — to say the least.



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Nordstrom Employee Fired For Racially Charged Facebook Threats http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Nordstrom-Employee-Fired-For-Racially-Charged-Facebook-Threats.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Nordstrom-Employee-Fired-For-Racially-Charged-Facebook-Threats.html/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:38:51 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8980 The post Nordstrom Employee Fired For Racially Charged Facebook Threats appeared first on .

A Nordstrom employee in Portland, Oregon, was fired after making incendiary posts on Facebook threatening to kill white police officers. The man, Aaron Hodges, a sales associate for the store, linked to the Nordstrom page from his Facebook profile, and his profile picture appeared to show him inside of a store. “Instead of slamming the…

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facebook-general-3A Nordstrom employee in Portland, Oregon, was fired after making incendiary posts on Facebook threatening to kill white police officers. The man, Aaron Hodges, a sales associate for the store, linked to the Nordstrom page from his Facebook profile, and his profile picture appeared to show him inside of a store.

“Instead of slamming the police, I prefer a Kenny Fort approach,” the man’s Facebook post read. “Every time an unarmed black man is killed, you kill a decorated white officer, on his door step in front of his family.”

Hodges’ post came in reaction to both the Ferguson protests and the recent deaths of Eric Garner and several other African Americans at the hands of police. While Hodges said he knew his comment was outrageous and that he intended for it to ruffle some feathers, Nordstrom has a Code of Conduct policy that says employees should make clear that the opinions they express online are their own and not those of the company they represent.  And they’re not alone: in the modern age of social media, most major companies have similar policies in place.

While social media can feel like a perfect venue to express your opinions, it’s worth knowing before you post something too inflammatory just what your own employer’s rules state. After all, you never know what you may have agreed to when you filled out paperwork and started your job.



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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile Attacked by Relentless Brazilian Trolls http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Mark-Zuckerberg%e2%80%99s-Facebook-Profile-Attacked-Relentless-Brazilian-Trolls.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Mark-Zuckerberg%e2%80%99s-Facebook-Profile-Attacked-Relentless-Brazilian-Trolls.html/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:36:11 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8977 The post Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Profile Attacked by Relentless Brazilian Trolls appeared first on .

Mark Zuckerberg may be one of the wealthiest and most powerful individuals in the country, but he’s still susceptible to problems that plague all Facebook users. Namely, trolling: in recent days, several public posts on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page have been under relentless attack from users, mostly Brazilian, posting strange comments, jokes and images. It’s unclear…

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facebook-monthly-fee1-300x202Mark Zuckerberg may be one of the wealthiest and most powerful individuals in the country, but he’s still susceptible to problems that plague all Facebook users. Namely, trolling: in recent days, several public posts on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page have been under relentless attack from users, mostly Brazilian, posting strange comments, jokes and images.

It’s unclear what, if anything, is motivating the attacks, though many of the posts may be traced to a Brazilian Facebook group called “Flood that Mark.” Many of the comments on Zuckerberg’s pictures celebrate the act of trolling itself, and according to TechCrunch, one commenter on a Brazilian news site said the group was aiming to post a record number of comments. Outside of that, there appears to be no social or political goal to the mass spamming of Zuckerberg’s posts, nor does there seem to be any significance to the posts that the Brazilian trolls chose to attack. (One post from 2011 announcing Zuckerberg’s switch to a vegetarian diet has amassed 108,000 comments and counting, while one announcing his marriage has over 186,000 comments.)

While this kind of trolling is harmless enough, it’s extremely annoying to deal with, and it’s something Facebook should work hard to eliminate. In fact, trolling the founder and CEO of Facebook itself may actually prove to be the most effective way to ensure that happens.


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Facebook Working to Protect Drunk Users From Themselves http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Working-Protect-Drunk-Users-From-Themselves.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Working-Protect-Drunk-Users-From-Themselves.html/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:13:45 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8970 The post Facebook Working to Protect Drunk Users From Themselves appeared first on .

Users who take pictures and post them directly to Facebook during a night of drunken revelry is an unfortunate and common occurrence on social media. However, experts at Facebook want to make it an avoidable one with  an artificial intelligence program that would warn users before they posted pics they might regret. Yann LeCun, who…

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Danger Social networkUsers who take pictures and post them directly to Facebook during a night of drunken revelry is an unfortunate and common occurrence on social media. However, experts at Facebook want to make it an avoidable one with  an artificial intelligence program that would warn users before they posted pics they might regret. Yann LeCun, who oversees the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research Lab, told Wired that he envisions the tool being able to tell the difference between your drunk and sober face in photos.

As he explained to Wired, the program would essentially warn users by saying: “Uh, this is being posted publicly. Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?”

Not only does LeCun think this program could help users mediate their interactions, but it could also help them stay secure; he’s also working on a program that would notify users whenever someone they didn’t know posted their photo to Facebook without the user’s approval.

Of course, the idea of Facebook being able to analyze your photos to the level of determining whether or not you’re sober is creepy. But the technology isn’t as far away as it may seem; Facebook’s facial recognition technology is already among the most advanced in the world. In other words, it’s only a matter of time before Facebook takes their tech to the next level of user observation.


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Teacher Gives Her Students a Viral Lesson on Facebook Privacy http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Teacher-Gives-Her-Students-Viral-Lesson-Facebook-Privacy.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Teacher-Gives-Her-Students-Viral-Lesson-Facebook-Privacy.html/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:16:35 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8967 The post Teacher Gives Her Students a Viral Lesson on Facebook Privacy appeared first on .

An elementary school teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, used the viral sharing power of Facebook to teach her 6th-grade students a lesson in how quickly information can spread over social media. The teacher, Melissa Bour, became disturbed when she saw many of her students on Facebook taking selfies while posing in revealing clothing and giving the…

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online_privacy_redbutton1An elementary school teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, used the viral sharing power of Facebook to teach her 6th-grade students a lesson in how quickly information can spread over social media.

The teacher, Melissa Bour, became disturbed when she saw many of her students on Facebook taking selfies while posing in revealing clothing and giving the middle finger to the camera. After she spoke to them about their behavior and felt they didn’t listen, Bour decided to take matters into her own hands by penning an open letter to Facebook users that asked them to like and share the letter.

The letter, which asked users all around the world to comment on it, sought to prove to her students that the things they say online can take on a life of their own and spread faster than imaginable. She proved her point: the letter has already drawn comments from users in almost every state, and has been commented on by users in Germany, Luxembourg, Japan and more.

“My generation was the one that kind of made Facebook big, and we have a tendency to overshare,” she said. “These students are just falling into that. You have to remind them that just because everyone else is sharing doesn’t mean you have to share… My sheet of paper with the green writing on it made it around the world, so what do you think is going to happen to students who have inappropriate things up, and how far is that going to reach?”



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Facebook Finally Rolls Out Graph Search for Everyone http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Finally-Rolls-Out-Graph-Search-Everyone.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Finally-Rolls-Out-Graph-Search-Everyone.html/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:15:18 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8963 The post Facebook Finally Rolls Out Graph Search for Everyone appeared first on .

Early this week, Facebook finally and officially implemented the Graph Search function that had previously only been in a beta stage, allowing users to search through any piece of content that has ever been shared with them on the site. The feature, which has been tested on a small group of users since September 2013,…

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graph-search-logoEarly this week, Facebook finally and officially implemented the Graph Search function that had previously only been in a beta stage, allowing users to search through any piece of content that has ever been shared with them on the site. The feature, which has been tested on a small group of users since September 2013, has gradually begun to roll out to iPhone and desktop Facebook users.

“Your search results are personalized and unique to you and, as always, you can only see things that have been shared with you,” Facebook’s VP of search, Tom Stocky, wrote in a blog post announcing the update. “Search at Facebook is a long-term effort. Today is a step toward helping you tap into the experiences and perspectives of your friends.”

This new tool is a huge step forward for Facebook’s functionality, which will now catalog your information into easily-searchable archives for you and your friends. However, it also has big ramifications for user privacy. Before Graph Search, anything you posted would fade down your Timeline and become more and more difficult to find as time passed. Now, anything you share on the site can be called up with a few short keystrokes by either you or the person you shared it with. That makes for a more convenient search engine, but it also means that you need to be more careful than ever with what you share on your Facebook profile.

Be sure to lock down your Facebook privacy settings!



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People Are Using Facebook Less, But the Site Can Still Track You http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/People-Are-Using-Facebook-Less-But-Site-Can-Still-Track-You.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/People-Are-Using-Facebook-Less-But-Site-Can-Still-Track-You.html/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:55:00 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8961 The post People Are Using Facebook Less, But the Site Can Still Track You appeared first on .

According to researchers at GlobalWebIndex, less and less people are using Facebook. The research firm’s study found that the average Internet user in 2013 had 4.7 social media accounts, while the average user in 2014 has 5.2. Even though that would seem to be bad news for Facebook and its advertisers, it isn’t; the site…

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Facebook privacy issuesAccording to researchers at GlobalWebIndex, less and less people are using Facebook. The research firm’s study found that the average Internet user in 2013 had 4.7 social media accounts, while the average user in 2014 has 5.2. Even though that would seem to be bad news for Facebook and its advertisers, it isn’t; the site can still track users all across the web (and even offline) and determine what they’re buying. How? Facebook Login.

The feature, first launched in 2008, is the preferred app sign-in method for 44 percent of users. Facebook can track the information of any user that signs into an app using Facebook Login, and as many users move away from desktop browsing entirely, that means a massive amount of information and power for Facebook.

“From an advertising point of view, [less engagement on Facebook] is not necessarily a problem, especially now with the direction Facebook is going,” GlobalWebIndex CEO Tom Smith told Forbes. ”You can target Facebook users across apps and you’re not targeting a specific application but that user anywhere they’re online.”

When it comes to mobile advertising, Facebook was so far ahead of the curve as to be laughable; Twitter, for instance, is only now launching its own login system. Is it creepy that Facebook can follow you no matter what you do across the web? No doubt. But it’s an undeniably effective way to find out what, and how, to sell to users.



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Update: Supreme Court Skeptical of Facebook Threats as Free Speech http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Update-Supreme-Court-Skeptical-Facebook-Threats-Free-Speech.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Update-Supreme-Court-Skeptical-Facebook-Threats-Free-Speech.html/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:33:12 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8956 The post Update: Supreme Court Skeptical of Facebook Threats as Free Speech appeared first on .

When Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis took his case to the Supreme Court, claiming that threats he made against his wife and an FBI agent counted as free speech, many social media experts were curious to see the results. So far in the case, however, the Supreme Court has seemed extremely unlikely to protect Facebook threats…

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facebook iconWhen Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis took his case to the Supreme Court, claiming that threats he made against his wife and an FBI agent counted as free speech, many social media experts were curious to see the results. So far in the case, however, the Supreme Court has seemed extremely unlikely to protect Facebook threats under the First Amendment.

Elonis’ attorney claimed that the prosecution not only needed to prove that the messages were perceived as threatening by their targets, but that Elonis himself actually intended to carry them through. However, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not convinced.

“How does one prove what’s in somebody else’s mind?” she said. “[A] reasonable person [would] think that the words would put someone in fear.”

Some free speech advocates stood up for Elonis and expressed fear that the ruling could potentially restrict what is allowed on social media. However, advocates for domestic abuse victims strongly supported the original conviction, and urged the Supreme Court to uphold it. For now, it seems, they almost certainly will. Threats are still threats, according to the court’s line of thinking, and it doesn’t matter where they’re posted or whether they’re meant. Since it’s impossible to know the intentions of an individual, all law enforcement has to go off of is the words of the accused – whether they’re online or not.



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Study: “Dark Social” Sharing Far More Popular Than Facebook http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Study-%e2%80%9cDark-Social%e2%80%9d-Sharing-Far-More-Popular-Than-Facebook.html/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Study-%e2%80%9cDark-Social%e2%80%9d-Sharing-Far-More-Popular-Than-Facebook.html/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:49:50 +0000 http://facecrooks.com/?p=8952 The post Study: “Dark Social” Sharing Far More Popular Than Facebook appeared first on .

According to a study released by advertising firm RadiumOne, 69 percent of all online sharing activity takes place via “dark social.” Dark social is defined as sharing that occurs in emails, texts, messages and any communication method that can’t be tracked. The study, which surveyed over 9,000 people, found that only 23 percent of online…

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facebook_logo_flatAccording to a study released by advertising firm RadiumOne, 69 percent of all online sharing activity takes place via “dark social.” Dark social is defined as sharing that occurs in emails, texts, messages and any communication method that can’t be tracked.

The study, which surveyed over 9,000 people, found that only 23 percent of online sharing occurs on Facebook. The study also determined that 32 percent of people who share online only share via dark social. Not surprisingly, people talk about more personal, one-on-one topics via dark social, and are also more inclined to be honest. Older people are also much more likely to depend solely on dark social, with a full 46 percent of web users 55 years and older sharing only via email.

“The topics discussed most often via dark social channels are typically more one-to-one in nature such as arts and entertainment (80 percent), careers (78 percent) and travel (78 percent),” the report from RadiumOne said. “Conversely, the topics most discussed via social channels are more one-to-many such as pets (84 percent), family and parenting (63 percent) and real estate (55 percent).”

So what does all this mean? Well, first of all, it’s apparent that the overwhelming majority of web users don’t want to share anything too revealing on Facebook, and for good reason. But what it also means, more insidiously, is that advertisers currently aren’t reaching users in the way they want on Facebook. Which means we can probably expect invasive advertising in emails and texts in the (not-so-distant) future. Maybe creepy ads on Facebook aren’t so bad, after all.



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