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Facebook Now Encrypts Almost All Emails
Aug 20, 2014 - in News
Due to recently implemented security protocols, a full 95 percent of emails from Facebook receive total encryption.
Facebook Scam Exploits Robin Williams' Death for Clicks
Aug 15, 2014 - in News
A fake Facebook video capitalizes on the tragic death of Robin Williams to make the scammers a few bucks. Don't click on it.
New Oculus Rift Dev Kit Uses Galaxy Note 3 Screen
Aug 1, 2014 - in News
After Facebook partnered with Samsung for virtual reality, Oculus VR's second development kit will ship with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 screen.
Facebook Scam Tricks Users Into Hacking Themselves
Jul 28, 2014 - in News
People trying to hack others' Facebook accounts ended up being hacked themselves, thanks to a new scam.
How to Use Facebook Save
Jul 22, 2014 - in News
Save links, places, events and more from your Facebook feed and find them later in just a few simple steps.
How To Make Yourself Anonymous on Facebook
Jul 21, 2014 - in News
By tweaking a few Facebook settings, you can keep your identity, posts and photos private so strangers can't find out who you are.
Angry How Facebook Uses Your Data? Here's What to Do
Jun 30, 2014 - in News
Anyone outraged that Facebook let researchers conduct sociological experiments on users should read the fine print.
Facebook's New Ads Are Nosier Than Ever
Jun 12, 2014 - in News
Facebook will show you ads based on your non-Facebook online activity -- and will no longer honor 'Do not track' requests.
10 Facebook Privacy and Security Settings to Lock Down
May 30, 2014 - in News
Stop sharing absolutely everything with the public. Lock down your Facebook account with these privacy and security settings.
Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings
May 22, 2014 - in News
Facebook has tightened up privacy for new members, setting their posts to 'Friends' only instead of 'Public.'
Bitly Data Breach Hits Facebook, Twitter Users
May 9, 2014 - in News
Short-URL generator Bitly hit by data breach, but damage spills over to Facebook, Twitter due to shared credentials.
Facebook, Google Users Threatened by New Security Flaw
May 2, 2014 - in News
A flaw in widely used authentication standards could let attackers steal login credentials to Google, Facebook, Twitter and other services.
Facebook Debuts Anonymous Log-Ins for Apps
Apr 30, 2014 - in News
Anonymous login for Facebook apps was one of three new privacy features Mark Zuckerberg announced at the Facebook Developers' Conference.
Watch Dogs' Digital Shadow Learns Your Facebook Secrets
Apr 22, 2014 - in News
They know everything about you! Digital Shadow, a promotion for the game 'Watch Dogs,' scrapes your Facebook profile for personal data.
Jerk.com Stole Facebook Data, Scammed Users
Apr 9, 2014 - in News
Jerk.com has been charged by the FTC for stealing personal Facebook data and creating user profiles without permission.
Facebook Could Go Anonymous (Report)
Apr 4, 2014 - in News
Rumors suggest Facebook may consider adding private and anonymous networking, similar to Secret app.
Missing Malaysian Airliner Scams Strike Facebook
Mar 17, 2014 - in News
Social media is blowing up with bogus news videos about the missing Malaysian airliner, but most simply lead to survey scams.
Facebook Scam Promising Naked Videos Infects Millions
Mar 6, 2014 - in News
Malware promises naked videos of your Facebook friends, but instead infects your computer, then moves on to infect others.
How Obama's 'Big Data' Panel Threatens Google, Facebook
Jan 17, 2014 - in News
Obama's White House 'big data' privacy panel could directly impact the way Google, Facebook and other major online companies do business.
Facebook Sued for Trillions for Scanning Web Links
Jan 3, 2014 - in News
Facebook hit with multitrillion-dollar lawsuit for checking Web links in private messages – but it may be doing so to block malware.
6 Ways Tech Companies' 'Reform Government Surveillance' Fails
Dec 9, 2013 - in News
Google, Facebook and Microsoft would like to reform the NSA, but without a public outcry to pressure Congress, not much will happen.
Guess What? Your Facebook Friends List Is Never Private
Nov 25, 2013 - in News
Think your Facebook friends list is private? A simple workaround puts that personal data right out in the open.
Facebook & Others Help Users Hit by Adobe Data Breach
Nov 11, 2013 - in News
Analysis of the leaked Adobe account data helps other websites shore up their own security and protect your own.
How New York Comic-Con Hijacked My Twitter Account
Oct 11, 2013 - in News
Comic Con attendees' social media accounts were briefly hijacked in a now-deactivated NYCC marketing stunt that essentially forged posts.
Facebook Kills Privacy Option to Hide Your Profile from Strangers
Oct 11, 2013 - in News
Facebook is removing the privacy setting that lets users stop total strangers from finding them, deeming it an 'old' and 'confusing' option.
Fake Mobile Facebook Site Wants Your Credit Card
Oct 4, 2013 - in News
Social networks have no business asking for credit card numbers unless you're trying to make a purchase.
Dear 12-Year-Olds: Skip Facebook
Sep 12, 2013 - in Reviews
Here's our advice for 12-year-olds: Steer clear of Facebook.
PRSM Social Site Sounds Too Good To Be True
Aug 24, 2013 - in News
It's your one-stop social depot for sharing everything about you.
Facebook CEO Reveals Plan to Connect Rest of World
Aug 21, 2013 - in News
Mark Zuckerberg gives a rough proposal on how internet.org will bring mobile internet connectivity to everyone.
Is It Safe to Sign Into Other Sites Using Facebook?
Aug 21, 2013 - in Reviews
Logging into third-party websites using your Facebook credentials is convenient -- but it also gives a lot of personal information to websites that may not be secure.