As we reported recently, Facebook wants to know how trustworthy its users find it, but it's not sharing the results. So we ran our own poll of how many people trust Facebook and hereby present the results. (NB: We categorically define "people" as meaning "our readers".)
The Syrian Electronic Army explains that its weekend pouncing was motivated by Microsoft's alleged monitoring of email accounts and selling of data for the US and other governments. The group promises to publish proof.
Call it joie de vivre, or, perhaps, joie de postings, but many of us have the tendency to use social media to promote our potentially drunken, boss-bashing, and/or controversial selves.
The pair were charged in December with making the threats, and now they've confessed. One of them said she was drunk and bored when she sent the tweets, described the threats as "empty", and said she was just goading her victim.
It's the first calendar quarter of the year, and with February and March on the visible horizon, we're seeing the annual reappearance of "Facebook is closing" hoaxes.
Even if you think they're funny, please don't help them to spread...
...what we here at Naked Security will tell you (IF you take the poll), being all open to sharing 'n' stuff. That's in stark contrast to the zip-lipped Facebergians themselves, who are polling users about the trust thing but won't tell anybody the results. *We hereby definitively define "people" as being "our readers."
Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?
Big players that already have a lot of skin in the game are going to be whispering into the ear of the US Commerce Department. Will privacy be trampled in this facial-scanning gold rush?
Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or any webpage can track everything you do and could be keylogging your every pointer movement or keystroke. But it's how the internet has been since forever, though many, many people don't know it and are horrified to find out.
Last Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.
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.
When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?
Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!
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.