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Instant Updates Almost Meant Instant Security Issue May 11, 2010

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protect your personal informationPersonal and private information is becoming less and less personal and private. But with permissions settings and personalization, we don’t seem to mind sharing our info as long as it is protected within our network or among our friends.

The almighty Facebook – the entity responsible for guarding our private and personal contact information, profile photos, and network affiliations – almost shattered this sense of security. Jason Kincaid reports that a security hole in the new instant personalization partnership between Yelp and Facebook, opened up any facebook user to instant personal information sharing. (more…)

Facebook Returns Stolen Name January 23, 2010

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Funny Facebook

Just a quick update for some of you that might have heard that Facebook commandeered a user’s vanity landing page  (/harmon). After much outcry produced by TechCrunch on the issue surrounding the handing over of the landing page url to Harman International, Facebook sent TechCrunch and Harman Bajwa… (more…)