A UK policeman arrested in connection with internet troll abuse against Nicola Brookes that's dragged on over two years has been disciplined with the most severe punishment possible from a "Misconduct Meeting" he attended on Tuesday: namely, a warning. Meanwhile, documents point to PC Rimell having "reconditioned" his PC—read "wiped his hard drive"—a few weeks before investigators showed up looking for evidence.
Don't want the entire Facebook-using and -abusing population to see your friends list? You could set your friend list to private, but fat lot of good that will do, given a researcher's discovery that Facebook sucks out and displays our friends in "People You May Know" feeds, in spite of the setting.
Not only was the Justin Bieber-Selena Gomez sex tape fake, it weaseled Facebook session account tokens out of many who clicked on it, then replicated itself onto their newsfeeds. Facebook's tried and tried to scrape the guy off, it says, but he keeps coming back for more.
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Snapchat has reportedly thumbed its nose at Facebook's $3 billion, all-cash offer. The WSJ says Facebook's just one of many eager suitors currently wooing the supposedly-disappearing-photo service (a claim that at least one researcher has disproved), and it's not even the most generous.
Blessed be Facebook for using this real-world example to 100% back up Naked Security when we proselytize about the evils of password reuse. And if you're worried that Facebook's mining of breached Adobe customer records and quarantining of users is Big Brother-ish, fear not: the company didn't have to store passwords in clear text or pull any other boneheaded security move to know just what its customers' reused passwords are.
Would-be bug hunters can earn $300 - $5000 thanks to Microsoft and Facebook, who have announced that they will now work together to offer cash rewards to white hats who discover flaws in popular software applications as well as across the web at large.
What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.
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A woman from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, faces stalking and identity theft charges after she allegedly hacked into her ex-boyfriend's email and stole information not only on him, but also on his other love interests.
It's easier than tracking our eyeballs, and as it turns out, our mouse movements and hovers correlate quite well to where our gazes wander. That, of course, is a tasty way to amass a few more oceans' worth of data about Facebook users and how much time we look at those nice, revenue-producing ads.
A bizarre warning is circulating on Facebook urging you not to change your profile picture to a giraffe.
It's a hoax - so please don't spread it, even if you think it's amusing: false alarms just make us collectively less likely to react when there really is a problem.
Facebook temporarily banned decapitation videos in May after receiving complaints about the potential of long-term psychological damage from watching such horrific material, but has since quietly changed its stance.