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Firefox 17 protects your privacy while enhancing the Facebook experience

by Chester Wisniewski on October 24

Firefox 17 protects your privacy while enhancing the Facebook experience

The latest beta release of Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser has introduced a new social media API. Can a web browser make it easier to use social media while protecing your privacy? Mozilla hopes so.

Offensive Facebook email leads to Blackhole malware attack

Offensive Facebook email leads to Blackhole malware attack

Facebook users are warned to be on their guard against unsolicited emails they might receive suggesting that someone has left an offensive comment about them on their wall.

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Huawei UK makes a blunder with its online careers page

Chinese technology giant Huawei, under the spotlight following US concerns that its technology could be used for undercover surveillance, has made an elementary mistake in regards to its UK careers page.

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

Parasite sites are snatching and disseminating sexually explicit images of young people

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.

FTC smacks down security sloppiness by web analytics company Compete

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The FTC has settled with web analytics company Compete, Inc. over poor security. Compete has agreed not to do it again, and to audit itself every two years for 20 years.

What do you think? Is that a stiff enough penalty? Have your say in our comments section…

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Infographic: Evolution Of Privacy Policy On Facebook

There’s no denying that Facebook is one of the greatest social networking platform for both users and businesses up to this date. However, Facebook hasn’t always managed its users’ data well. Take for example, the most recent case where their Facebook chat’s privacy was compromised by a loophole in the system. They’ve also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users; like the most recent change.


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There’s no denying that Facebook is one of the greatest social networking platform for both users and businesses up to this date. However, Facebook hasn’t always managed its users’ data well. Take for example, the most recent case where their Facebook chat’s privacy was compromised by a loophole in the system. They’ve also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users; like the most recent change. Leer más “Infographic: Evolution Of Privacy Policy On Facebook”