Internet Safety & Privacy

[Hoax Alert] With the new ‘FB timeline’ on its way…Hover over my name above….(this doesn’t work!)

[Hoax Alert] With the new ‘FB timeline’ on its way…Hover over my name above….(this doesn’t work!)

With the new Timeline being implemented, another hoax is spreading misinformation and confusion among Facebook users. The following message has gone viral and is showing up on Newsfeeds everywhere: “With the new ‘FB timeline’ on its way this week for EVERYONE…please do both of us a favor: Hover over my name above. In a few…

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Get 1 F.R.E.E. Walgreens Gift Card! (limited time only) – Facebook Scam

Get 1 F.R.E.E. Walgreens Gift Card! (limited time only) – Facebook Scam

Scam Signature Message: Get 1 F.R.E.E. Walgreens Gift Card! (limited time only) CLICK HERE & CLAIM NOW Scam Type: Bogus Offer Trending: December 2011 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following page: As usual, here you are asked to Post the scam message to your profile.  After clicking ‘like’,…

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Rideshare Sites Require Members to have Facebook Account

Rideshare Sites Require Members to have Facebook Account

If you were given a choice between a cramped bus and a nice, comfy car – which would you pick? Most people would choose the latter. However, would you still go for the car if you knew you had to share it with a complete stranger? Hitching a ride is a practice that one could…

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Facebook to increase transparency and improve privacy at Irish DPC’s request

Facebook to increase transparency and improve privacy at Irish DPC’s request

Facebook released a post yesterday detailing the findings of a three month probe by the Irish Data Protection Commission. Facebook has agreed to make several changes to the platform based on the recommendations of the audit. Furthermore, the company has promised more transparency in what they do with our data, how they do it and…

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How to protect your Facebook account from Rogue Browser Extensions

How to protect your Facebook account from Rogue Browser Extensions

Lately, we have noticed an alarming trend in how Facebook scams are being spread among users. Scammers will exploit every method and medium to disseminate their malware and mayhem. We have seen like-jacking, click-jacking & tag-jacking attacks, rogue applications, the abuse of Facebook messages and chat, browser exploits…you name it. The last couple of scams…

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Ads Coming to the Newsfeed in 2012

Ads Coming to the Newsfeed in 2012

Just before 2011 makes its exit, Facebook finally implemented a new feature that people either love or hate: Timeline. As it turns out, timeline is just a preview of things to come in 2012. It was recently confirmed in a statement by Facebook last Tuesday that they would be running “sponsored stories” in our newsfeeds.…

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Private Messaging Coming Soon to Facebook Pages

Private Messaging Coming Soon to Facebook Pages

Have you ever tried contacting whoever is running a Facebook fanpage only to realize that the only way to do so is to post your message on the page’s wall? Private messaging is conspicuously absent when it comes to fanpages, so it’s either you broadcast your question to the world and expose yourself or just…

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How Facebook Can Affect Your Credit

How Facebook Can Affect Your Credit

When we signed up, most of us saw Facebook as a place where we could converse with our friends and reconnect with old ones. We saw it as a nifty little tool; a place to share things with our pals, and a place to tell stories of life’s events. But now we have to face…

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Employers Warned Against Using Facebook for Assessing Employees

Employers Warned Against Using Facebook for Assessing Employees

It’s no longer a secret that employers use social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter to assess applicants and sometimes even their existing employees. As such, it’s pretty much given that you now have to keep your online persona completely clean and ready for on the spot background checks by potential employers. Whether this…

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6 Things you Need to do Right Now to Prepare for the New Facebook Timeline

6 Things you Need to do Right Now to Prepare for the New Facebook Timeline

Facebook’s Timeline was announced at the F8 Developer conference in September of this year. We knew it was coming soon, but we just didn’t know when. It appears the wait is finally over! New Zealand was the first to receive the new feature, and now it is being rolled out to everyone. If you haven’t…

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