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Facebook troll outed as policeman

Posted August 30, 2012 A UK woman has endured months of poisonous messages, email hacking, online impersonation, and her daughter’s image getting pasted onto a photo of a lap dancer, all over her words of support for an X Factor contestant. Here’s the full story.

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Facebook given one week to stop breaching privacy laws

Posted August 29, 2012 Facebook has until September 4th to stop giving user info to third parties without explicit consent. Meanwhile, one observer says privacy trickery is built right into the App Center’s design. You have to read the full story.

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How Facebook catches would-be child molesters by analyzing relationships and chat content

Posted July 16, 2012 Law enforcement is hailing Facebook for using its little-known data monitoring technology to spot a suspicious conversation about sex between a man in his early thirties and a 13-year-old girl from Florida. Read more.

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Judges don’t buy the “I’m an idiot about Facebook privacy settings” defense

Posted July 11, 2012 The “I’m an idiot about Facebook settings” argument isn’t being swallowed in court, as illustrated in this recent case. Here’s the full story. 

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Facebook to target ads based on what mobile apps we use

Posted July 9, 2012 Do you use your Facebook account to log onto places like LinkedIn and Yelp from your phone? If so, get ready to start seeing ads in your mobile device’s Facebook News Feed that will be targeted based on your mobile app usage. Read the full story here. 

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Truly embarrassing Facebook status updates exposed by website

Posted  June 27, 2012 Remember, if you post updates publicly, potential or current employers have a harbor-front seat to whatever flavor of debauchery floats your boat. Read.

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PayPal starts bounty program for security bugs

Posted June 25, 2012 If you’ve found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly. Read.

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Facebook to pay out $10 million to settle ‘Sponsored story’ lawsuit

Posted June 19, 2012 Facebook has agreed to pay out $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by users unhappy over the use of their details in Sponsored Story ads. Read.

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Microsoft and Yahoo are selling us to politicians, Facebook and Google are keeping out of it

Posted June 13, 2012 Microsoft and Yahoo are selling politicians the ability to target online ads to voters by name, zip code and other data they’ve collected from us. I think the word for this is pimping. Read it. 

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