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Website Spies Even Your Hidden Photos

In internet on December 20, 2012 at 18:40

We are aware of tracking sites and sites that track you.

I came across a site that tracks down all your activities including what you think you have hidden.

This site tracks even your social networking activities .

Spokeo

Spokeo Tracks even your Hidden Files

The site is Spokeo.

http://www.spokeo.com/

The best way to protect your information is not by divulging it in sites.

 

 

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Facebook and High Credit Card Debt

In internet on October 31, 2012 at 12:24

Interesting study.

I am not sure how accurate this is.

Story:

Does using Facebook cause you to spend money you don’t have and to pig out on junk food?

As far-fetched as that might sound, a pair of U.S. marketing professors say they have found a relationship between time spent on Facebook and lower credit scores, higher credit card debt and bigger waistlines. The authors say their work is the first study of its kind to link Facebook to personal financial habits.

The research is among a growing number of studies that are seeking to explain how the use of Facebook and other new technologies is shaping our lives, for better and worse, in areas as diverse as social and civic interactions, commerce and psychological well-being. This month, Facebook said it surpassed 1 billion active users worldwide. About half of U.S. adults say they use at least one social networking site — twice that of just four years ago.

Intense Facebook use goes with higher credit card debt

The researchers, Keith Wilcox of Columbia Business School and Andrew Stephen of the University of Pittsburgh’s business school, are not suggesting that people log onto Facebook and then, zombie-like, gorge themselves on debt and Twinkies. Instead, they say, the effects are subtle and cumulative.

The effects are most pronounced, they say, on Facebook users who have strong ties to their online friends. They say the process works like this: People browse through their social network of close friends. Participating in that supportive online community boosts their self-esteem. That brief increase in self-esteem reduces self-control.
ack:

http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/facebook-more-debt-lower-credit-1276.php?a_aid=9fc4cb60

 

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Why People Delete Facebook Accounts?

In Interesting and funny, internet on July 24, 2012 at 11:00

Zaniest reasons, come to think of it, even joining Facebook?

http://www.theonion.com/articles/why-are-we-deleting-our-facebook-accounts,27337/?ref=auto

Beware of New Facebook Malware

In internet on July 20, 2012 at 18:18

 

A new Malware doing the rounds with an email stating that some one has uploaded a photo.

Avoid clicking and delete  the message.

Be careful about opening emails that claim you have been tagged in a Facebook photo, because they may actually be malware, according to a security expert.

Sophos’s NakedSecurity blog outlined the threat on Wednesday. The company’s SophosLabs intercepted a “spammed-out email campaign” which was designed to spread malware. Sophos provided the following example:

Malware

Malware in Facebook

 http://mashable.com/2012/07/18/facebook-photo-notifications-malware/

 

 

 

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