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You may be about to become an unpaid spokesperson on Facebook

Jan 26, 2011
If you're on Facebook, that is. Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Sponsored Stories. If a brand name comes up in your activity, say you...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Zuckerberg fan page on Facebook hacked

Jan 26, 2011
Someone seized control of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page last night and used the platform to propose a funding model similar to microfinancing...
Posted In: Facebook, hacking, privacy, security, social media

Department of Justice calls for reform on ISP data retention

Jan 26, 2011
Right now, internet service providers hold on to data logs for about 90 days before its deleted. To compile and archive records of who connected...
Posted In: government, ISPs, Law, policy, privacy

Facebook offers critical tool for people in Tunisia, and the Tunisian government steals their passwords

Jan 24, 2011
The Atlantic writes today about what Facebook has meant to protesters and how authorities have been messing with people's info on the site. In all...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, security, world

Hacker storefront freaks people out

Jan 24, 2011
There are some screen shots going around about a supposed storefront where you can buy hacked access to a whole host of .gov, .mil, and .edu sites....
Posted In: government, hacking, military, privacy, world

Your smartphone can be part of a botnet

Jan 21, 2011
Botnets are big networks of zombie computers - when your computer has been infected with some kind of malware that will allow someone to take...
Posted In: botnets, privacy

"Max Lols" - a new term for you to learn

Jan 19, 2011
So last summer someone hacked into a database at AT&T and made off with well over 100,000 emails of iPad customers. Personal email addresses to...
Posted In: gadgets, Law, max lols, privacy, vocabulary

California city thinking of putting DUI offenders on Facebook

Jan 18, 2011
Huntington Beach, California is ranked first in the state for alcohol-related driving deaths. Now councilman Devin Dwyer wants to take a bold step:...
Posted In: Facebook, government, Law, privacy, social media

Facebook backtracks on data sharing

Jan 18, 2011
Just before the weekend, Facebook rolled out new functionality that allowed third party app developers to ask users for their address and mobile...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy, social media

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