Internet Safety & Privacy

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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Android Smartphone failed to encrypt Facebook and Google transmissions

Android Smartphone failed to encrypt Facebook and Google transmissions

Dan Wallach, a computer science professor at Rice University recently discovered some very disturbing vulnerabilities while accessing Google and Facebook from a Smartphone running the Android operating system. In an undergraduate class experiment, Wireshark network sniffer was deployed, and Wallach then conducted a series of internet transmissions from his Smartphone. The first finding was that…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials

As a follow up to our story yesterday on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services’ policy of requiring applicants to provide their Facebook login credentials, that practice is now suspended pending a 45 day review. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Robert Collins had taken a leave of absence following…

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services suspends policy requiring employee Facebook login credentials
Can an employer require your Facebook login credentials as a condition of employment?

Can an employer require your Facebook login credentials as a condition of employment?

Privacy issues surrounding Facebook and other social networking sites appear in the news on a daily basis. A story broke last week that has garnered much attention with the news media, bloggers, and privacy advocates…virtually anyone with a remote interest in social media and/ or privacy. The Maryland Department of Corrections shocked not only the…

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