It seems like there is a never ending battle between Facebook privacy snafus and their attempts to regain user trust by implementing enhanced privacy and safety features. More times than not, it is a one step forward and two steps back scenario. Facebook’s latest features to be implemented in the coming month include one-time passwords and remote logout for all users. One time passwords offer a great way to login from public access points, unsecured wifi networks etc. Users can text “otp” 32665 and Facebook will send a temporary password that is good for one login. The password also expires in twenty minutes. You must have your mobile number set on your Facebook account for this feature to work. The remote logout feature allows a user to end a Facebook session from a remote location. For example, you accidentally forget to sign out of your Facebook from work. When you get home, you could login to Facebook and terminate that connection.
Other stories we followed this week relating to privacy and safety issues of social networking sites are listed below:
Scams of the Week
Some new scams surfaced this week, along with an old one making a comeback!
Other notable Facebook stories we followed:
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