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Taliban posing as girls on Facebook to befriend soldiers


September 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) The Taliban are "posing as pretty girls" on social networking website Facebook in an attempt to befriend soldiers on the web and gather crucial information, ... Read more...

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Cyber crime targets 5.4 mn Australians


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Sep 6 (IANS) About 5.4 million Australians were targeted by cyber crimes, which cost the country 1.65 billion Australian dollars ($1.68 billion) in the past 12 months, according ... Read more...

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A single click protects kids from pedophiles


July 8th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, July 8 (IANS) A new Facebook app can help parents protect children from snooping with a single click and also keep them safe from pedophiles.The Social Privacy ... Read more...

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Lava launches unbreakable phone handset A16


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Handset manufacture Lava mobiles Thursday launched its unbreakable series phone A16 which can withstand an impact of 120 kg and is priced in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Experts devise ‘defence’ against Facebook spying


December 5th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Scientists have created an interface that will help Facebook users to keep their personal information secret.Signing up for an app or game, Facebook users could ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Men ignore Facebook privacy settings to befriend women


November 9th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Men are more likely to pass on their personal details and ignore privacy settings on social networking sites like Facebook when a female stranger requests ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Germany mulls banning wild Facebook parties


July 5th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Authorities in Germany are suggesting to ban Facebook parties in advance if the police believe such events could lead to a law and order problem, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Facebook used in 90 percent of divorces


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 2 (ANI): Social networking sites are becoming primary source of evidence in divorce proceedings, according to US lawyers.A survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK kids with own Internet profile are ‘vulnerable’ to grooming online


April 20th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A survey has found that nearly half of nine to 12-year-olds in the UK, who have an Internet profile of their own, are "vulnerable" to grooming and stalkers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

EU to have right ‘to be forgotten’ law online


March 18th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): The European Union has said it will soon introduce a legislation called 'right to be forgotten,' that will allow people to have all their stored personal information permanently ... Read more...

Posted in World |

EU to impose law to save privacy of social network users


March 17th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) The European Union will enforce a law to ensure users of social networking websites such as Facebook the "right to be forgotten" on the world ... Read more...

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New security app to keep your digital secrets safe


January 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Wondering how to maintain privacy in the virtual world? Well, Tel Aviv University experts' software solution could be the answer to your problem.Eran Toch of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook Unveiling New Photo Tagging Option


December 17th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook the popular social networking site which is loved by millions of people worldwide is going to offer a number of new features as it has ... Read more...

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Medics on Facebook could be threatening doctor-patient relationship


December 16th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new research has found that doctors with a profile on the social networking site Facebook may be compromising the doctor-patient relationship, because they don't deploy sufficient ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘See who viewed your profile’ is latest Facebook scam


November 30th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): There is no way to see who has viewed your profile on Facebook. Hence, any app that offers to do so is a scam.Developer and vendor ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britain’s royal family on Facebook


November 7th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Britain's queen Elizabeth II Saturday became a member of Facebook as she opened the royal family's official account on the social networking website to reach out to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

More teens exposing explicit images on Internet, prone to paedophiles


November 7th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): A report has revealed that teenagers are increasingly posting explicit images of themselves on the Internet, and consequently at danger from paedophile networks.A report by the Child Exploitation ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook Games Privacy Breach! Farmville,Frontierville, Other Apps Share User ID’s


October 18th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A privacy breach which has effected literally millions of Facebook users took place this Sunday, and was admitted by Facebook after an investigation by The Wall ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Employees prefer sex to LinkedIn to get ahead at work: Study


October 17th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new US poll has suggested that employees prefer using sex to get ahead at work than connecting to a boss on the business networking website LinkedIn.Adecco ... Read more...

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Facebook says iPhone app doesn’t leak users’ phone numbers


October 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Amid increasing allegations over users' privacy, Facebook has denied claims that private phone numbers could be seen by anyone thanks to its iPhone app.Bloggers said that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook’s Flawed Security Exposes Private Pics of Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan


September 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Although it has been rumored to have been purposely done by the Facebook CEO, most are saying that it is the flawed security of the new “Open ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Put out too much on Facebook and risk burglary


September 16th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) People who post too much personal information on social networking sites could be at risk from burglary, a media report said Thursday. Wisbech magistrates' court heard that ... Read more...

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Facebook alternative Diaspora to be launched on Sept 15


August 28th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Diaspora, an open alternative to Facebook, is set to be launched, say developers of the project.Diaspora, which describes itself, as a "privacy-aware, personally-controlled" social network will be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

US teacher quits job after abusing staff and pupils on Facebook


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 23 (ANI): A teacher in the US has resigned after accidentally publishing abusive comments against staff and pupils on her Facebook page.June Talvitie-Siple assumed that her friends would only ... Read more...

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Teacher Remains Defiant After Getting Fired For Offensive Facebook Post


August 20th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The social networking sites are often addictive and the users like them as they can post their personal feelings and emotions in the posts without pretentions. ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Now, Facebook mobile users can control privacy while on the move


August 5th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 5 (ANI): From now on, people using Facebook on their mobiles will be able to select whether their friends, or friends of friends, or everyone can see any new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Man who harvested data of 100m Facebook users speaks out


July 30th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): The man who harvested and published the personal details of 100m Facebook users has said that he only disclosed what was already public information.Ron Bowes, a security ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

171 million Facebook users info leaked


July 29th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A hacker at the Skull Security - Ron Bowes has managed to compile a list of 171 million Facebook users information onto his website. ... Read more...

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Another Facebook Information Leak Raises Concern Over Security Policy


July 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey July 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The privacy settings of the social networking website Facebook has long been a matter of concern for lawmakers and millions of Facebook users. While the company ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

100m Facebook users’ personal info published online


July 29th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): The personal details of 100 million Facebook users have been collected and published on the Internet by a security consultant.A list has been complied by Ron Bowles, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Profiles of 100 mn Facebook users leaked online


July 29th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) The personal details of 100 million users of social networking website Facebook are now available for download after they were leaked online. Ron Bowles, an online security consultant, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Access to indiscreet Facebook updates a click away


June 17th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Indiscreet updates posted by the users of social networking website Facebook for their small group of friends can now be read by anyone with the help of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Teens are really good with Web 2.0 tools: Expert


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): According to a study of teens and their use of Web 2.0 technologies, adolescents are really good at it.Natalia Sinitskaya, a PhD candidate at York University's Faculty ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Facebook overhauls privacy settings


May 27th, 2010 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, May 27 (DPA) Social networking site Facebook introduced a new set of privacy controls Wednesday in an attempt to quell criticism that it was lax about protecting users' personal ... Read more...

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Facebook announces redesign in privacy settings


May 27th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by BNO News
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – Facebook on Wednesday announced it will introduce simpler and more powerful controls for sharing personal information.User comments and concerns about privacy influenced Facebook’s decision to introduce ... Read more...

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