Internet Safety & Privacy

Follow OnGuard Online's tips to keep your Email spam and scam free

Follow OnGuard Online's tips to keep your Email spam and scam free

We were reading an informative post at OnGuard Online about email scams. We couldn’t help but notice the striking similarities between traditional email scams and some of the junk circulating on Facebook right now. Due to the recent security breach at Epsilon, it is important for people to know how to recognize and avoid scams…

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Google application could allow access to your personal information via your photograph

Google application could allow access to your personal information via your photograph

Ms. Smith, a Networkworld blogger, wrote an article today about Google is developing a Smartphone application that will identity faces in photographs and then will link the photo to personal information of the subject. Everyone knows that Google mines the interwebs collecting and indexing any information it can get its hands on. This gargantuan collection…

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Cloud Girlfriend Provides Users with Fake Facebook Sweethearts

Cloud Girlfriend Provides Users with Fake Facebook Sweethearts

So let’s say you’ve found yourself on the edge of desperation and the thought of being alone for one more second is something that would hurl you into unimaginable depths of depression… would you consider getting yourself a fake Facebook girlfriend to stave off the unwanted feelings? Well, if your answer is yes – which…

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Facebook Questions – Be Careful with your Answers

Facebook Questions – Be Careful with your Answers

Questions are an integral part of our everyday life, which is why we shouldn’t really be surprised that it has become part of our internet lives as well. Facebook, the undisputed leader in Social Networking, has just revamped ‘Questions’, an interface that allows users to post queries which their friends can answer. Before, Questions was…

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Facebook's Targeted Advertising – Creepy or Cool?

Facebook's Targeted Advertising – Creepy or Cool?

If you find yourself worrying that the ads on the left side of your Facebook page are getting far too psychic, don’t worry, it’s just Facebook testing out its new ad features. The social networking site has given a whole new dimension to the term ‘targeted ads’. Before, it was our likes that influenced the…

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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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