Saturday, May 11, 2013
Facecrooks.com warns of a new scam aimed to get your personal info.
You don't have to be Manti Te'o to be caught by a phishing scam. In fact, you could live right here in Montgomery County. Facecrooks.com is warning users of the popular social media website to keep an eye out for a new phishing scam. A screen form like the one shown pops up, asking users to fill it out on behalf of Facebook Security. Often displaying as "Faćebøøĸ Sẻƈurîƚy," according to the site, it is not in fact the real security site operated by Facebook. According to Facecrooks, the message will tell you that you were "reported to have violated a policy that is considered disruptive or insulting Facebook users." Do not fill out the form. The site says that users that fill out the form are "granting access to their personal information …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local mothers exchange childhood toys, clothing and accessories using social media.
Moms have to do it all. From getting the kids to soccer practice, to scheduling every doctor, dentist and eye appointment, from school homework to dance recitals, it just never ends. Moms over the years have developed some unique ways of organizing it all. Thankfully, with tools like smartphones, Google calendars, and alarmed reminders, there are multiple tricks of the trade these days. Some mothers in Montgomery County have found a way to even use social media to their advantage, too. With Facebook, some 502 moms have found a way to consign online. It can be difficult to get around to all the sales, find clothes and toys on a budget and make the family dollar stretch, but with Montgomery County Kids Online Yard Sale, the sale is always in…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Blogger Laura Freed explains CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act .
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Monday, February 4, 2013
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The photo-sharing service will change its policy effective January 16, 2013.
Users of the photo-filtering and -sharing site Instagram are facing a decision to either delete their accounts or allow Instagram to sell their photos. According to a CNET article, this policy change gives Instagram the right to take photos posted by users to the site and sell them to anyone, without asking the user for permission or compensating them for the use of the picture. The Terms of Service says: Some or all of the Service may be supported by advertising revenue. To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Has the apocalypse come early?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Don't panic. Don't check your computers. Don't call the authorities. Those pictures of your kids eating ice cream funny will have to wait. Facebook is down for many users, as of Monday evening. No explanation is available at this time. Huffington Post reports that Gmail was down for around 18 minutes today, and Google Drive experienced a short outage. Many have taken to Twitter to report the outage. Others joke about using MySpace again and that the Mayan apocalypse has come early. Stay tuned for more. What do you do when Facebook's down? Upload a picture to this story and show us!
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Lucy shows how easy it is to make major blunders on this popular social networking site.
I admit it, I’m addicted to Facebook. I love it because I’ve connected with old friends from high school, am able to see pictures from my family who live all over the south and west, network with others in my field, and the list goes on. It’s been a blessing to me and many others. Then again, I didn’t get nicknamed “Lucy” for nothing. Like my red-headed namesake, I manage to get myself into all kinds of sticky situations. Facebook proved no different. In fact, it proved to be a welcoming haven for me and others like me, to get into trouble. One of the things I discovered is to be careful before hitting the enter button. I’ve done my best proofreading after I’ve posted something to my wall. Being a heroine in a play and being ON heroin are …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The ubiquitous social networking service has changed the default email on the profiles of all its user accounts to facebook.com addresses.
In an apparent attempt to spur greater use of its messaging service, Facebook has changed the default email accounts of all its users to facebook.com email addresses, NPR and Forbes reported Monday. Facebook launched its email-compatible messaging service, which assigned all account holders new facebook.com email addresses, in November 2010. Though expected in some corners to establish Facebook as a major player in the free email market—employees reportedly referred to the new messaging system as "the GMail killer" when it was launched—the Wall Street Journal notes that providers such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft continue to dominate the space. What happens when external email comes to your Facebook.com account Email sent to your …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The social-networking site is apparently mulling over the idea.
Facebook is developing technology that would allow those under the age of 13 to access the site under parental supervision, a move that could help bring in a sea of new users for revenue but that could also increase privacy concerns, according to a report in Monday's Wall Street Journal. The technology being tested would allow children's accounts to be tied to their parents' accounts so that parents would decide whom their children could "friend." New kid-friendly features also could allow Facebook and its partners to bill parents for games and other entertainment accessed by their kids. Recently there was an incident that involved children in the Lower Moreland School District that created a Facebook group that veered off in a dangerous …