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  • Day 8: Breaking Chapters

    Just about finished chapter 3 and the only thing that's keeping me from moving on is seeing how long the next chapter potentially is. I wonder about chapter balance. Plenty of books I read have short chapters and long chapters. Only when they are in the extreme one way or the other do I really notice...
    Posted to Weblog by DMI on 06-18-2013
  • Newest Facebook scam: Tag, you're it

    If you receive an e-mail claiming to be from Facebook and claiming you've been tagged in a photo posting, beware. The latest malware attack comes disguised as a photo post tag. The e-mail says it's from "notification@faceboook.com" – note the three O's. If you click on the link...
    Posted to Weblog by IdentityTheft on 07-18-2012
  • New Timeline making some Facebook users antsy

    Millions of people use Facebook every day, and soon millions of people will face yet more changes within the social media – and users have no say-so about it. In a few days, Facebook will make its new profile format, Timeline, compulsory. The new look will present a scrapbook of your past status updates...
    Posted to Weblog by IdentityTheft on 01-31-2012
  • "If I Die" app inspires us to think "beyond"

    There's a new app in town for Facebook – and it'll come in handy if your days are numbered. "If I Die" is an app specifically designed to give users a chance to write their final status update in advance. Here's how it works: You install the app, and then choose three of your Facebook...
    Posted to Weblog by bulldog on 01-20-2012
  • Employers: Tread lightly in social media

    You know the drill. When you you are looking for a new job, you spend hours preparing your resume, getting all the details just right, proofreading the final product, and printing out copies or e-mailing them to prospective employers. But employers these days don't just view your resume as a means...
    Posted to Weblog by IdentityTheft on 01-17-2012
  • Saudi Arabian jailed for attempting to sell son on Facebook

    In the market for a child? Look no further than Facebook. Saudi Arabian man Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry posted an advertisement on Facebook to sell his son for $20 million. Apparently, he didn't want to live in poverty. He turned to trafficking, which is illegal in Saudi Arabia, when the government...
    Posted to Weblog by bulldog on 01-16-2012
  • Facebook needs to fix its Effin blocking

    Ann Marie Kennedy is one proud Effin woman. She's an Effin woman who's upset about Facebook's Effin policy. Kennedy, 47, says she's had a Facebook page for two years, and in June of this year, she decided to add her hometown. But the social networking site has rejected the name of her...
    Posted to Weblog by bulldog on 12-13-2011
  • Researchers illustrate the ease of stealing information from Facebook

    Researchers from the University of British Columbia released a paper recently entitled "The Socialbot Network: When Bots Socialise for Fame and Money." The paper makes the claim that Facebook's in-built security systems are not effective at stopping automated identity theft. The researchers...
    Posted to Weblog by IdentityTheft on 11-01-2011
  • Facebook ticker can mean trouble

    Social media sites have been abuzz with commentary about the most recent changes made to Facebook. Among those changes are a new ticker, a real-time list of what your friends are doing, positioned to the right of the screen. This new feature is being added on a staggered rollout, so you may not have...
    Posted to Weblog by IdentityTheft on 09-27-2011
  • Is hacking someone's Facebook profile identity theft? Maybe so...

    It's no secret that identity theft is an ever-changing beast. The ID thief knows that he must constantly change how he goes about stealing personal and financial information in order to commit his crimes. He must change because consumers are becoming more and more savvy, not only about what identity...
    Posted to Weblog by IdentityTheft on 08-09-2011
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