Sizzlin' News
1.8K views | +0 today
Follow
Sizzlin' News
Hot off the Press Void of Politics, Sadness and Violence: Hello, out there, rescoop the HOT news!
Curated by Sharla Shults
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from Social Media and its influence
Scoop.it!

Twitter plans to encrypt its direct messaging service

Twitter plans to encrypt its direct messaging service | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
As a result of the growing NSA revelations, the social microblogging site is upping its defenses by planning to encrypt its direct messaging Service.

Via Gust MEES
more...
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic]

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

Via Gust MEES
more...
AnnC's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:56 PM

Protecting your privacy on Facebook - better safe than sorry.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:40 PM

I'm sure our kids are among the majority of the users who "accept" Facebook's default privacy settings.

Productive Tech Tips's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:23 PM

Please make sure you update your privacy settings, monthly if possible. 

Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Privacy- A frightening new reason to quit Facebook immediately

"This should scare the living daylights out of anyone..."

 

From LewRockwell.com:

Facebook has recently begun a trial of its new "graph search engine."

This should scare the living daylights out of anyone, for the reasons I'll explain below.

First, a little background on what they mean by graph searching. Graph, as used in this context, does NOT mean a bunch of lines or bars explaining a set of numbers.

Rather, it refers to a form of mathematics. Most people would more understand it as a network, where each node of the graph is called a vertex, and the lines, or edges, would refer to a vector or route through the network.

Visually it appears as...

Read full article. - http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/fisher-david2.1.1.html

Sharla Shults's insight:

Looks like Facebook is getting too big for its britches! Stay safe out there…you know who’s watching! Anyone, anywhere, anytime...

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sharla Shults from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers

Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A discovery about Facebook's official Android app once again puts into question if the social network's developers truly *get* security and privacy.

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge:

 


Via Gust MEES
Sharla Shults's insight:

The good news is that Facebook confirmed Symantec’s findings, and has said it will fix the problem in the next version of its Android app. Furthermore, the social network says that it does not use or process the phone numbers it has been receiving, and has deleted them from its servers. [We hope!]

more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:42 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:45 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:35 PM

Beware Andriod users!  Will a vpn protect your info?

Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

Privacy- Three new reports show your privacy is at serious risk

Privacy- Three new reports show your privacy is at serious risk | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"If you believe hackers find your personal data less appealing, you are mistaken... and vulnerable..."

 

From Sean Goldsmith in the S&A Digest:

If you're a user of the social-media website Twitter, you may want to check your account status… Wired magazine reports that the service just discovered a "live hack." Twitter shut down the hack "moments later." But the attacker had already made off with the private data of 250,000 users. This includes usernames, e-mail addresses, and passwords.

 

Sharla Shults's insight:

This article dates back to February 08. 2013, but that does not mean it is not important any more! Stay safe and stay up-to-date!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sharla Shults
Scoop.it!

The Big Problem With Facebook's Graph Search: Privacy Constraints

The Big Problem With Facebook's Graph Search: Privacy Constraints | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
If the future of search is likely to be social, the future of social is likely to involve more search.
Sharla Shults's insight:

The dilemma: Facebook's new search tool will either have to remain private, resulting in limited, biased content, or make private data accessible to search.

more...
No comment yet.