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Facebook privacy control overhaul will remove ability to limit who can find us

Posted December 12, 2012 Facebook’s most recent round of changes carry some good privacy tidings, including Privacy shortcuts from the main page drop-down menu, plus a new Request Removal tool for getting untagged (and telling the tagger why) in multiple photos. But it’s also a story of missed opportunities and privacy features being taken away. […]

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Use Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked, claims security researcher

Posted December 4, 2012 A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept attack on Instagram for iOS that would allow malicious users to remotely hijack victims’ accounts, delete or download photos, and tinker with profile details. Here’s more.

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Facebook hacks its workers into Hacktober smithereens

Posted November 30, 2012 Slimy worms! Disguised as Facebook news! Unleashed on unsuspecting Facebook employees – by its own engineering team! This was the second year that Facebook celebrated Hacktober, a month-long feast of self-inflicted cyberattacks designed to tune staff’s threat perception. Read the story now.

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Judge orders women in sexual harassment case to hand over Facebook logins

Posted November 21, 2012 Female employees suing their employer for sexual harassment are asked by Federal judge to hand over passwords to their Facebook, email and other social media accounts. Read more here. 

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“Free $100 McDonald’s Gift Card” is a Facebook scam

Posted November 8, 2012 Hungry for a few dozen hamburgers? Your stomach will continue to rumble, plus your blood pressure will likely go up, if you click on a Facebook survey scam offering “Free $100 McDonald’s Gift Card”. For more, here’s the story.

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‘Parasite’ porn websites steal and spread images and videos of young people

Posted October 24, 2012 A new study shows that 88% of sexually explicit photos and videos of children and other young people found online have been lifted from legitimate source sites, including social networking sites such as Facebook, video sites such as YouTube, or stolen/lost phones. Read more.

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Undercover cop outed on Facebook, woman arrested for posting photo

Posted October 18, 2012 Police arrested a Texas woman for allegedly posting a photo of an undercover police officer onto her Facebook page. The case shows that it’s time that police learn how vulnerable they are in a social media world. Here’s more.

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Facebook scans private messages to inflate the “Like” counter on websites

Posted October 8, 2012 Facebook has confirmed that it’s registering all URL shares as Likes to a website. That means we’re all adding to a website’s Facebook Like glow, whether we want to or not, when we alert friends to URLs via private Facebook conversations. Read more.

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Facebook cracks down on fake “Likes” – Lady Gaga, Eminem and Rihanna lose

Posted October 1, 2012 | Metrics show that popular pages on the social network are shedding chunks of Likes, likely a result of Facebook rolling out integrity system upgrades. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Facebook stops asking users to rat out friends using fake names online

Posted September 26, 2012 Facebook has wrapped up an experiment that entailed surveying people whether Friends are using pseudonyms, which is a violation of its long-standing real-names policy. Read it now.

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