Internet Safety & Privacy

Thief Posts Photos of Himself on Victim's Facebook Page

Thief Posts Photos of Himself on Victim's Facebook Page

There are some criminals who make things too easy for the cops, like this one guy who accidentally posted a picture of himself on his victim’s Facebook page. According to the report, the victim’s car was broken into last September 26. The only thing taken was the victim’s purse, which contained most of her valuables.…

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Facebook Slammed with 5 Lawsuits over Cookie Tracking Fiasco

Facebook Slammed with 5 Lawsuits over Cookie Tracking Fiasco

In the wake of Nic Cubrilovic’s revelations about the suspicious behavior of Facebook cookies, the social networking site has been hit by lawsuit after lawsuit, all accusing the site of ‘violating wire tap laws’. To date, the number of suits related to the cookie issue amounts to five in total, three of which were filed…

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30% of teens and young adults have had their Facebook hacked by a 'Friend'

30% of teens and young adults have had their Facebook hacked by a 'Friend'

A survey conducted by the Associate Press-MTV revealed that 3 out of 10 teens and young adults have had their social networking accounts subjected to unauthorized access – usually by friends or by people they know personally. They queried a total of 1,335 participants between the ages 14 and 24 about the matter, revealing some…

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Why Facebook's partnership with Websense falls short on protecting users.

Why Facebook's partnership with Websense falls short on protecting users.

Earlier this week Facebook announced a partnership with Websense to help keep users safe from outgoing malicious links. Security experts have weighed in on the issue, and while a step in the right direction, this will not be enough to secure the platform. The Websense collaboration will provide users with great protection on what lies…

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Facebook Timeline: Open Graph Apps to be Reviewed before Publication

Facebook Timeline: Open Graph Apps to be Reviewed before Publication

One of the biggest causes of problems in Facebook is the social networking site’s laissez faire approach to applications. Developers have much freedom over the interface and can pretty much upload whatever they want. This results in a surplus of spammy applications that clutter up not only the newsfeed but also the person’s profile. Facebook,…

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Facebook and Websense Partner up to Combat Malware

Facebook and Websense Partner up to Combat Malware

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, has enjoyed unparalleled growth in the past few years. The site can boast of a user base consisting of more than 800 million people – an incredibly impressive achievement, all things considered. Unfortunately, as the social networking site’s population grew, so too did the number of opportunist scams.…

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Facebook partners with Websense to Protect Users from Malicious Links

Facebook partners with Websense to Protect Users from Malicious Links

Facebook is partnering with Websense to help protect the millions of Facebook users from dangerous and malicious links. Scammers and malware distributors are attracted to Facebook like moths are to flames. If you have been on Facebook for any length of time, you have likely seen questionable posts and links on a friend’s wall. As…

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Frictionless Sharing and your Privacy – What you need to know.

Frictionless Sharing and your Privacy – What you need to know.

There are several changes that are set to happen on Facebook this coming week, and one of them happens to have huge implications on user privacy. “Frictionless Sharing”, as Facebook dubbed it, has the potential to change the flow of information on the social networking site, but at a great cost. The premise behind “Frictionless…

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Google+ vs Facebook Privacy – Infographic

Google+ vs Facebook Privacy – Infographic

Facebook has been on the hot seat again lately for violating user privacy. Anytime, new features are implemented, advocates, bloggers and analysts all chime in on how your privacy is affected. In addition to the normal hoopla surrounding the platform changes at F8, an Australian blogger discovered that Facebook continues tracking users even after they…

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Did you know that you have a Facebook “Permanent Record?

Did you know that you have a Facebook “Permanent Record?

Most people might be surprised to find that Facebook keeps a record of just about all of your activity on the site. Actually, in this day and age, where privacy has officially been declared dead, it really isn’t all that surprising at all. If you live in the European Union, then you have the right…

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