Internet Safety & Privacy

[Guest Post] BitDefender Safego formally launches new era of Facebook user protection

[Guest Post] BitDefender Safego formally launches new era of Facebook user protection

**Guest Post From Our Partner at BitDefender Safego** Do you STILL want to see who viewed your profile? “NOOOO!”. Thought so. We’re glad to see that the community of security minded online social networkers is growing larger and, just as announced one week ago, we’re happy to have joined forces with our friends from Facecrooks…

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[Guest Post] BitDefender Safego formally launches new era of Facebook user protection

[Guest Post] BitDefender Safego formally launches new era of Facebook user protection

**Guest Post From Our Friends at BitDefender Safego** Do you STILL want to see who viewed your profile? “NOOOO!”. Thought so. We’re glad to see that the community of security minded online social networkers is growing larger and, just as announced one week ago, we’re happy to have joined forces with our friends from Facecrooks…

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Be careful using your child's photo as your profile pic – you could be targeted by Trolls!

Be careful using your child's photo as your profile pic – you could be targeted by Trolls!

Recently, parents became the horrified victims of internet trolls who posted disturbing photos on Facebook. The trolls shamelessly posted some pretty morbid pictures of dead babies on parenting sites. They also stole the pictures of children and pasted them onto various pages along with some extremely lewd sexual comments. All this, of course, led to…

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Social Networking Sites not Complying to EU's Safer Social Networking Principles

Social Networking Sites not Complying to EU's Safer Social Networking Principles

It has long been established that it’s dangerous for minors to be on Social Networking sites. There’s no need to list all the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ stories to get anyone to agree with this fact. The European Union has already released a self-regulatory agreement called Safer Social Networking Principles, so they can ensure minors will…

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'VIRUS ON FB using YOUR pictures…' – another viral Facebook Hoax

'VIRUS ON FB using YOUR pictures…' – another viral Facebook Hoax

Facebook hoaxes are becoming almost as common as the scams they try to warn against. The latest hoax advises that a tagged photo of you could have a link to a devastating virus that can wreck havoc on your computer, your bank accounts and other secure accounts. “VIRUS ON FB using YOUR pictures. It says…

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“Social Intelligence” receives FTC approval to archive Facebook posts for Job Screening Purposes

“Social Intelligence” receives FTC approval to archive Facebook posts for Job Screening Purposes

A Job Screening Agency called ‘Social Intelligence’ has just been given permission by the Federal Trade Commission to archive and store all our posts on Facebook. This data will be used for background-screening when we apply for jobs. News Flash: You signed up for the fishbowl universe the moment you hit the ‘Sign Up’ button…

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Vancouver Rioters Identified Through Facebook

Vancouver Rioters Identified Through Facebook

The Vancouver Riot that happened last Wednesday night truly shocked the world. It was a pretty gruesome display of human nature, and certainly not something that one would expect to happen because of the disappointment over a hockey game. Granted, the Stanley Cup is more than just your average hockey game and sporting events do…

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Hacker Group Publishes Facebook Login Details on Twitter

Hacker Group Publishes Facebook Login Details on Twitter

When a hacker group can manage to infiltrate the CIA and bring it to its knees, you know that they’re a dangerous bunch. Only a few hackers have managed to do so, and Lulz Security happens to be one of them. Lulz Security is a bunch of criminal hackers who call themselves “the world’s leaders…

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‘Like' Tracking Lands Facebook in yet another Privacy Lawsuit

‘Like' Tracking Lands Facebook in yet another Privacy Lawsuit

Facebook has been violating people’s rights to privacy time and again. So far, these breaches have been met with sheepish, insincere apologies, and a feeling that Facebook would do so again, and again, and again. (as long as they feel they can get away with it) However, this time, Facebook has really pushed the limits…

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Facebook Application Blocklist to Reduce Newsfeed Spam

Facebook Application Blocklist to Reduce Newsfeed Spam

Facebook applications are notorious for spamming and (sometimes) scamming users. We are in the process of compiling a “blocklist” of apps that should be avoided if you want to minimize the spam on your News Feed. We aren’t saying any of these applications are scams or doing anything to violate Facebook’s ToS, they are just…

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