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  • Blog Post: Fake bin Laden videos and who’s checking you out on Facebook?

    In the past couple of days on Facebook, a couple of my friends have fallen for scams on Facebook – click here to see pictures of bin Laden!  Similarly, a couple of other friends have fallen victim to the scam of finding out who’s tracking you (on Facebook) by clicking that link.  The result...
  • Blog Post: Let them tweet cake

    “Let them eat cake!” From Wikipedia : The quotation, as attributed to Marie Antoinette, was claimed to have been uttered during one of the famines that occurred in France during the reign of her husband Louis XVI. Upon being alerted that the people were suffering due to widespread bread shortages, the...
  • Blog Post: No Facebook friends for Obama girls

    The Asssociated Press has an article today on the First Lady’s position on Facebook for her family (excluding her husband): WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama says her daughters aren't on Facebook, and that's the way she likes it. The first lady says her girls, Sasha, 9, and Malia, 12, have certain restrictions...
  • Blog Post: What not to publish on Facebook

    Zionsbank has an article up on the types of personal privacy information that you should never publish on Facebook (or any other social networking site for that matter).  I thought that I would republish it here and add some of my own comments. Many users of social-networking websites inadvertently...
  • Blog Post: Yet another Facebook spoof

    You know that as a service you are really popular and you’ve truly made it when spammers start abusing your brand and use it to spoof and send out spam.  Below is a screen shot of a spam message that I received in my Yahoo account this past Sunday.  Note that it looks like a completely legitimate...
  • Blog Post: Latest Facebook scamming

    The other day on Facebook, I saw that one of my friends like a very bizarre page: Right off the bat, I kind of figured that this was a scam.  Or a link to malware, or something.  All those xxx’s was my first clue, and the misspelling of Facebook (fa f ebook) was another, and the fact that it...
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