Internet Safety & Privacy

How to Surf the Web Anonymously

How to Surf the Web Anonymously

For most privacy advocates, the crux of this issue is the ability to surf the Internet anonymously. The average web surfer probably has no idea how much information is revealed about them just by connecting their computer to the Internet. This article by HowStuffWorks.com does a great job in breaking down the many facets of…

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Automatically Organize your Facebook Friends with Smart Lists

Automatically Organize your Facebook Friends with Smart Lists

With Google+ users raving over the site’s Circles feature, it was really only a matter of time before Facebook released their own revamped version of the ‘friend list’. A few days ago, rumors about Facebook testing a new feature that automatically groups a user’s friends into specific “friend lists” began to emerge. The feature has…

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‘Privacy-centered' Social Networking Sites Cropping up

‘Privacy-centered' Social Networking Sites Cropping up

The world is beginning to show more and more displeasure over the liberties being taken by Facebook when it comes to our data. Data-mining, facial recognition, targeted ads – all these things have started to make people more than just a little bit cynical when it comes joining social networks. A testament to this phenomenon…

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Facebook agrees to follow Germany's Voluntary Privacy Code

Facebook agrees to follow Germany's Voluntary Privacy Code

Germany is one of the most stringent countries when it comes to online security and data protection. As such, the country’s government has been pressing Facebook to improve its policy and its security measures or face a hefty fine. Facebook’s refusal to partake in the country’s self-regulatory policies for social networking services already placed it…

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Facebook sued by a Father over Suggestive Photos of his 12-year old Daughter

Facebook sued by a Father over Suggestive Photos of his 12-year old Daughter

One father from Ireland whose name remains undisclosed due to legalities, has sued Facebook over the suggestive photos that his 12-year old daughter posted on the social networking site. The photos put her at risk from pedophiles and predators, according to the father and he’s seeking an injunction forcing Facebook to close down her account…

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How to protect your Facebook account from tag-jacking scams

How to protect your Facebook account from tag-jacking scams

Facebook had somewhat of a privacy overhaul in September 2011. One of the most welcome changes that users have been screaming for is the ability to approve tags before they are posted to their profile. The photo-tagging exploit has been abused by scammers on a grand scale…until now! Follow these simple instructions to enable the…

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Scam Waves Dry up in August Heat?

Scam Waves Dry up in August Heat?

We couldn’t help but notice a sharp drop in the number of viral scams active on Facebook the past few weeks. While this is great news for all of us Facebook users, its important to know the reason behind the decrease in scam activity before we break out the champagne. To get our hands on…

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Facebook Flaw leaves Pages Vulnerable

Facebook Flaw leaves Pages Vulnerable

An inconsistency in Facebook’s Help Pages and in the actual working of things has caused quite a lot of ruckus from Page owners. Years of building up a fanbase can all come to nothing the moment the page is hacked – something that Facebook has dubbed impossible. Yet this very thing has already happened to…

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New Social Networking Site UmeNow Promises Privacy,  but with a Price

New Social Networking Site UmeNow Promises Privacy, but with a Price

The need to join a social network can conflict greatly with a person’s need for privacy. Joining Facebook, for example, may not be in line with what a privacy advocate would want, but then it would be essential if one wants to keep up with today’s communication trends. With more and more people relying on…

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Guerilla Tactics: Facebook Quietly Adds Like Plug-in to Chrome

Guerilla Tactics: Facebook Quietly Adds Like Plug-in to Chrome

Check out the Chrome Web Store and you’ll find something you won’t expect: a Facebook Like plug-in for your Google Chrome browser. The plug-in was launched quietly, devoid of any sort of announcement from the social networking site so there aren’t a lot of people who are aware of it. In fact, the launch happened…

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