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The New Facebook Graph Search: How to Protect Your Privacy

March 21, 2013 Added by:Tom Eston

The Facebook Graph has evolved over the years in order to correlate as much information as possible, making it very easy to search. The issue is that anything you’ve ever posted publically, “Liked,” or were ever tagged in can be quickly searched. Here is how you can protect your privacy...

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How to Protect Your Privacy from Facebook's Graph Search

January 20, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since Facebook removed the ability to remove yourself from search results altogether, we've put together a quick how-to guide to help you take control over what is featured on your Facebook profile and on Graph Search results...

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A Deep Dive into Facebook and Datalogix

November 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook is partnering up with marketing company Datalogix to assess whether users go to stores in the physical world and buy the products they saw in Facebook advertisements. A lot of the reports aren’t getting into the nitty gritty of what data is actually shared between Facebook and Datalogix...

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If Facial Recognition Creeps You Out, What You Can Do About It

August 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Facebook’s software isn’t just about placing a name with a face. If you think about how people use the like button, connect to groups, connect to each other, a tagged photo gives additional context. Hackers would love to have this information about you...

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Pro-Syrian Hackers Target Activists with Fake Anti-Hacking Tool

August 16, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The latest malware campaign plays into users' concerns about protecting their security by offering a fake security tool called AntiHacker, which promises to provide "Auto-Protect & Auto-Detect & Security & Quick scan and analyzing." AntiHacker instead installs a remote access tool called DarkComet RAT...

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Ask the Experts: Facebook Security for Teenagers

August 14, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

"Watch the scams and traps that are strewn like land mines throughout the site. Watch the free give-aways, be wary of clicking on pictures and videos and look carefully at any messages that contain links or suggest web sites to visit. Also, be VERY careful about ‘friends’ of friends..."

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Facebook, the Poisoned Network: 83 Million Questionable Profiles

August 03, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

There are bots creating a significant number of fake profiles, which are managed by machines capable of interacting with each other and with real users, thus changing the "sentiment" and "conversation" on a large-scale, as well as altering the social graph to preclude meaningful correlations of data...

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Take Social Media Privacy into Your Own Hands

July 23, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews

I've gotten in a lot of arguments lately about the end-user side of technology - privacy. Many in the security industry already know most of the things people are discovering, and have screamed warnings from the mountaintops to the folks below. Alas, this is the woe of being a security engineer...

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Facebook "Like" Button = Privacy Violation + Security Risk

May 21, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

If you walk into a store, would you appreciate it if the owner phoned a random stranger to tell them? Probably not. Yet every time I visit a website that has a Facebook `Like'-button, my browser discloses that visit to Facebook, despite the fact that I do not have a Facebook profile...

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Have You Read the New Facebook Privacy Rules… Again??

May 18, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

They know your location, and they confirm what they grab whenever you connect to Facebook: “We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access Facebook. This may include your IP address, location, the type of browser you use, or the pages you visit”...

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Zeus Malware Targeting Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo Users

May 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We've recently discovered a series of attacks being carried out by a P2P variant of the Zeus platform against some of the internet’s leading online services... The attacks are targeting users of Facebook, Google Mail, Hotmail and Yahoo – offering rebates and new security measures..."

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The Fight Against Spam Might Get a Little Easier

May 11, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Facebook recently announced efforts to stop spammers by creating the Antivirus Marketplace. The service will provide a free six month license to antivirus software. McAfee, Symantec, Sophos and others are teaming with Facebook to offer free antivirus software...

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An Enemies Application? Really?

April 20, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

We were all taught that if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. So imagine our surprise when we found out that there is a free app on Facebook you can publicly name your enemies and give shout outs online as to who they are and why. This is not a good idea..

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Social Media vs. Old School

April 11, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

As I’ve stumbled through the discovery process of social media I have also uncovered a myriad of problems. I got a phone call from a great friend in the Pentagon warning me that someone was posing as a PSYOP senior and trying to make contacts through LinkedIn...

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Facebook's Conspicuous Absence from Do Not Track Discussions

March 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook has a complex relationship with users: sometimes it acts like a social network, other times it acts like an online tracking company. Tracking takes place without use of the "like" button. Just browsing is enough for Facebook to collect a record of your reading habits...

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Social Networks and the Deactivated Friend Attack

March 23, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

During a conference at the IEEE's International Workshop on Security and Social Networking SESOC 2012 in Lugano, Switzerland, researchers presented on a new critical vulnerability on Facebook, a zero day privacy loophole that they have named the "Deactivated Friend Attack"...

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