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De-Facebook the web

Oct 20, 2010
9 hours ago, a Google engineer tweeted: "After more privacy bad news, I wrote a Chrome extension to stop Facebook from following you around the web...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media

ZeuS imitating Conficker

Oct 15, 2010
There's a whole lot of tech jargon in this story that I'll spare you but the important thing to know is that the ZeuS computer worm, which has been...
Posted In: conficker, privacy, security, world, worm, zeus

It's a Facebook scares the daylights out of you triple shot!

Oct 12, 2010
On tomorrow's show we're talking about the new Facebook groups. You can make one, you can add friends to it without getting their permission first...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media

Deleted photos on Facebook aren't really deleted

Oct 12, 2010
Ars Technica first wrote about this story a year ago and the problem hasn't really gone away so they've written about it again. At issue: what...
Posted In: Facebook, photography, privacy, social media

Eric Schmidt is on Facebook even though he's not

Oct 11, 2010
Facebook prides itself on getting each user to have only one account, with their real name, that really reflects who they really are. Tech Crunch...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Google, privacy, social media

Justin Bieber dropped from Facebook

Oct 8, 2010
But it's a different Justin Bieber. A guy with the same name as the teen pop star says he has had his Facebook account deleted without warning or...
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, Justin Bieber, privacy, social media

Facebook Groups tripped up by the old opt-out problem

Oct 8, 2010
So we know Facebook set up this new thing where you can make groups and sort your friends into those groups. The idea is that you can keep your...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

D.C. electronic voting system attacked by Wolverines!

Oct 5, 2010
Imagine you're in charge of a new electronic voting system in Washington, D.C. You're confident that it's secure so you challenge hackers of the...
Posted In: gadgets, government, privacy

Yikes! Android apps covertly sending user data to advertisers

Sep 30, 2010
According to a new study by Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs, several popular free Android apps have been sharing personal...
Posted In: android, mobile, privacy

Google has been found guilty of libel in France.

Sep 27, 2010
A convicted sex offender who is appealing his conviction objected to the word "rape" coming up in a search of his name. The French court said he's...
Posted In: Google, government, Law, privacy, search

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