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Facebook wants to put an end to anonymity

08/16/2011, At  a presentation hosted by Marie Claire magazine about cyber-bullying and social media today, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook’s creator), she stated that Facebook might be forcing everyone to use their real names on their...

LinkedIn May Use Your Photo In Social Advertising

08/11/2011, Facebook has been known to “go Rambo” on user privacy, but it seems that LinkedIn may just be following the same path. It seems that by default, accounts are setup to agree to this: “LinkedIn my use my name, photo in social...

Netflix and Facebook integration is a pipe dream

07/26/2011, Forget about Netflix and Facebook ever getting integrated – not in the US anyways, as the Video Privacy Protection Act that came to pass in 1988 prevents the disclosure of people’s video rental information, and companies who are daring and...

New software removes “naked” body scans (airport security)

07/20/2011, Airport security is never easy. Ever since the rise of aircraft-related crimes in recent years, the country has taken serious measures to ensure the safety of its flight crew and passengers on planes. One of the measures implemented to counter this...

Google+, kindly meet privacy issues

06/30/2011, There’s a snafu with the recently released Google+, where potential problems have already been spotted concerning the issue of privacy. Google’s latest attempt at social networking allows you to categorize people you know into different...

Facebook knows which sites you’ve been visiting

06/02/2011, Facebook is on its way to world domination. It’s pretty much impossible to discover a website that doesn’t have a Facebook “Like” or “Share” button anymore. If you’re wondering why, it’s because the Facebook...

Dropbox isn’t as safe as you thought

05/13/2011, It has been reported that Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage options available, has been charged with an FTC complaint. Apparently the promises of keeping your files encrypted and secure on their servers are a lie, according to Christopher...

Facebook owns up to Google smear campaign

05/13/2011, Burston-Marsteller, a public consultancy recently came forward earlier this week saying that Facebook had hired the company to pull off a smear campaign against Google’s social networking service, Social Circles. Burston-Marsteller sent major news...

Facebook quietly rolls out privacy update

05/06/2011, Without any fanfare or announcements, Facebook has introduced a new privacy feature that allows users to hide certain types of updates from their walls and the newsfeeds of friends. The feature that has been long requested for is finally here, and there...