Tag Archives: Facebook

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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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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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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Judge denies Home Depot’s demand for worker’s emotion-laden Facebook posts

Posted September 18, 2012 A federal California judge has ruled that Home Depot can’t rummage through a former worker’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social media posts and pictures to prove that she lied about emotional distress caused by her employer’s alleged wrongdoing. But some of her Facebook posts are fair game. Read the full […]

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Wikipedia wins, Craigslist loses in Clickwrapped’s assessment of who respects your rights online

Posted September 12, 2012 For a plain-English version of the gobbledygook privacy policies of the biggest sites, a tech-savvy lawyer’s done us all the kindness of deciphering and rating sites such as Facebook, Google and Craigslist, and put the results up on a website. Read all about it.

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Facebook glitch lets spear phishers impersonate users’ friends and family

Posted August 31, 2012 Facebook blames a “temporary misconfiguration” for allowing spammers to get their hands on users’ personal details and then pose as trusted friends to lure victims into clicking. But is the problem properly fixed yet? Read more here.

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