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Have you ever suspected that Facebook is listening to your conversations through Microphone?

Have you ever suspected that Facebook is listening to your conversations through Microphone?

| June 3, 2016

Have you ever felt Facebook is showing you very relevant ads about topics you’re only discussing around your phone? If yes, then you may find this news worth reading. Communications Professor Kelli Burns from the University of South Florida claims that Facebook is listening to all conversations people have while its app is open to […]

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Facebook's fake-name fight grows as users skirt the rules

Facebook’s fake-name fight grows as users skirt the rules

| September 23, 2012

There’s an unending siege of fake name trends on Facebook. It has been cool at various times to insert an adjective for a middle name, abbreviate your initials, or remove vowels; legions of tween girls have changed their last names to “Bieber” to imply marriage to the pop star. In 2008, a journalist found more than 500 “Mike […]

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How the Craigslist killer manhunt exposed personal details of the innocent

How the Craigslist killer manhunt exposed personal details of the innocent

| April 15, 2012

When The Boston Phoenix was researching an article about the manhunt for the notorious “Craigslist killer”, they were granted access to all the case files released by Boston Police Department. Among transcripts of interviews, crime scene photos and recordings, was – in printed form – the entire Facebook account of the suspect, Philip Markoff. From Markoff’s wall posts, […]

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Divorcing couple ordered to hand over Facebook and dating site passwords

Divorcing couple ordered to hand over Facebook and dating site passwords

| November 15, 2011

by Lisa Vaas on November 15, 2011 Do you, Facebook user, take your privacy, as stated in Terms of Service, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, through scams and through flirtations with high school sweethearts, in viral malware and in health, to love and to shield your adulterous licentiousness, till death […]

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Julian Assange: Facebook is an 'Appalling Spying Machine

Julian Assange: Facebook is an ‘Appalling Spying Machine

| November 5, 2011

Julian Assange claims that Facebook is complacent in providing the U.S. government with a way to spy on its citizens, calling it “the most appalling spying machine ever invented.” The controversial founder of Wikileaks made the comments in aninterview with Russia Today that aired on Monday. Assange is currently in England and is awaiting extradition to Sweden over […]

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A spider under the skin? It's a Facebook survey scam

A spider under the skin? It’s a Facebook survey scam

| July 12, 2011

by Graham Cluley on July 12, 2011 | Comments (1) FILED UNDER: Featured, Social networks, Spam Everyone knows that a fear of spiders is arachnophobia. Maybe it’s time that we had an official word for a dislike of Facebook survey scams too? There are certainly plenty of people over on the Naked Security page on Facebook who are fed to the back teeth […]

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Facebook Security Best Practices

Facebook Security Best Practices

| June 25, 2011

Introduction ID fraudsters target Facebook and other social networking sites to harvest information about you. Here’s how we recommend you set your Facebook privacy options to protect against online identity theft. How to adjust your settings This guide walks you through Sophos-recommended privacy settings in Facebook, and shows you how to set more secure levels of […]

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