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Facebook “Phone” Could Be One More Distraction in a World Full Of Them

This post is adapted and expanded from one that appeared in the San Jose Mercury News by Larry Magid Facebook’s new “Home” family of Android apps and software offer a rich and engrossing experience for those who love Facebook, and it could help … Continue reading

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Maryland Passes Bill to Ban Employers Requesting Facebook Passwords

Maryland, the state whose corrections department infamously asked a  job applicant to turn over his Facebook password,  is the first state in the union to pass a law banning the practice, said the Baltimore Sun. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the state … Continue reading

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McAfee predicts 2010 threats: Facebook, Twitter & Adobe targets

Social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can expect more attention from cybercriminals in 2010, according to a new report (PDF) released Tuesday by McAfee Labs. Also at risk are users of Adobe Systems products including Acrobat Reader and Flash. And … Continue reading

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Facebook’s new policy makes users think about privacy

Facebook last week launched some privacy settings that give users the option of targeting individual posts to specific people or groups of people. But most significant about the new settings, I think, is that they require every one of Facebook’s … Continue reading

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Avoiding social networking scams

by Larry Magid This post originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News More and more people are using social networking sites, including, sadly, criminals seeking to take advantage of the rest of us. Threats on those sites include applications … Continue reading

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Use Facebook privacy settings

All of the hoopla about Facebook’s controversial user policy sidesteps the point about what social Web users really need to know about protecting their privacy and intellectual property. The latest controversy erupted last week after a blog trumpeted an otherwise … Continue reading

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Net safer for kids than thought

by Larry Magid reposted from CNET.com A long awaited report from the Internet Safety Technical Task Force concludes that children and teens are less vulnerable to sexual predation than many have feared. The report also questions the efficacy and necessity of … Continue reading

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Prosecution in teen suicide misguided

Reposted from San Jose Mercury News December 8, 2008 by Larry Magid What Lori Drew allegedly did to Megan Meier was despicable, but it doesn’t justify her conviction late last month for violating federal laws designed to keep hackers from … Continue reading

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