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Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by TechyForum-junaid2, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. TechyForum-junaid2

    TechyForum-junaid2 Rocket Ranger

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    A couple of day ago facebook hit a large milestone on there site of 500million users the full article is here:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10713199
     
  2. Anurag M

    Anurag M Rocket Ranger

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    These days hackers and some other are so smart that may steal your account passwords and you never get to know about it, as they keep on logging to your account from other computers without your knowledge and peek into your account without your permission

    In order to get rid to this worry that whether some one else is using your Facebook account, you should better enable the security option in Facebook which allows you to register your computers and mobile phone from where you access your Facebook account.

    So, if any one else login to your account from some other computer other than the registered one or the some other mobile phone other than your registered mobile phone you will get notified via email.

    Follow the procedure below which shows how to enable this security feature in Facebook


    1. Login to Facebook in any Internet browser

    2. Go to Facebook Account Settings


    3. Locate Account Security under Settings – check yes to enable this feature and click submit button.

    4. Next time you login to Facebook it will ask you register your computer, you will need to enter your PC name.

    Note: Now when someone else login to your account, you will get notified via email and via SMS also if you are subscribed for it.
     
  3. techu

    techu Scout

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    Nice feature. I have seen this kind of features on my banks net banking sites..
    It is nice that facebook incorporated this safety feature..
     
  4. Ashley_CinVin

    Ashley_CinVin Ensign

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    Good job on Facebook's part! I'll have to see what I can make of this the next time I log in. That's great that they're adding anti-spam measures and anti-hacking attempts.
     
  5. Anurag M

    Anurag M Rocket Ranger

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    Many of you guys notice that there are now options on different sites to login in them by using your Facebook account but problem of this method is that Facebook shares your personal information with 3rd party site, it is bad because sometimes you start getting Spam in your email box. For some people who don`t have Facebook account wants to get rid of these option, in this situation there is one Google Chrome extension which can do this for you. For privacy freak guys it is also very good as well as for security wise.
    It blocks this such scripts and get rid of these buttons from other sites, in this way you can save your internet bandwidth (who has limited download bandwidth) and also speed up your web browsing. Blocking Facebook materials on sites doesn`t interrupt even with your Facebook account. You can do whatever you like to do on Facebook.
    Here it is: Facebook Disconnect
     
  6. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    enabling Beta developer Facebook timeline profile view

    You and any friends who do this will then see your own and each others profiles in the new format (beta version, so expect small issues)

    http://mashable.com/2011/09/22/how-to-facebook-timeline/#27125Step-1

    Down the right hand side of your new profile is like a calendar program, or booking form, with the years clickable and expandable to months. You also have an initial one, "born" for now. Much fun to be had with that since you can upload a picture there.

    For now, mine is :

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    Facebook finally releases iPad app
    (Via L.A. Times)
     
  8. Gemma

    Gemma Rocket Ranger

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    And from what I'm reading it is full of bugs :eek:

    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15256901
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Something I don't get with the demand for tablet versions of these kinds of apps... why not just use the browser on that big screen to go directly to Facebook instead?

    Seems that the concept of websites freeing users from being tied to a desktop is being dropped in favor of tying users to a mobile OS (eg: iOS, Android, Windows Mobile)
     
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    I'm not a big Facebook user like some friends/family but I am on there and had the app installed on my phone.

    Recently though I've uninstalled the app from all of my devices and instead use the web site. The motion for this started when FB broke out Messenger from the main app to be a stand-alone app. Some of the permissions that the app wanted on my phone were way above & beyond what a chat app needed. I had the Messenger app briefly on my phone but uninstalled it leaving it just the main FB app (between phones & tablets it was on several devices).

    With some of the things that FB has done recently, like tracking the users who changed their profile pic using the 'Rainbow' option to support the recent US 'same-sex' court decisions, it highlighted the glaring fact that FB doesn't really care about you as a user. Seriously, it doesn't. What it cares about are your statistics. How old are you? Where do you live? Are you married or single? What is gender? Who are your friends? What FB posts are you clicking on? Who are you chatting with on FB? These things, and a whole lot more, are all tracked by FB so that they can cater to source of revenue advertisers.

    I'm still occasionally accessing FB but using their web interface. The mobile version of the site actually looks better to me than the application interface and it offers more features or at least easier to use features.
     
  11. Edgar J Hoover

    Edgar J Hoover Captain

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    Baffles me why anyone WANTS to use Facebook. Lets just examine what we know are facts:

    1. The NSA trawls Facebook with various bots and software, It can figure out who you know by picking you out of photographs with face recognition software.

    2. Having picked your IP address up (since we know the NSA has direct access the the google network, it can then pipoint you location, enumerate the devices you use to connect to the internet.

    3. It can then intercept your traffic, read you emails, watch your browse and download history. It can even turn on the microphone and camera on your devices to photograph and record you,

    Facebook is just the enrolment portal to the NSA 24/7 global online surveillance operation.

    Speaking as a retired IT professional, i saw the danger of the internet back in the 1980's, and quickly realised the internet's ability to be used to spy on you. And im staggered by the glibness with which teenagers now give their privacy away. You privacy and anonymity are valuable, in fact they are priceless. Once you give them away for free, you never get them back.
     
  12. Edgar J Hoover

    Edgar J Hoover Captain

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    BTW, im posting here using a VPN. The current server is in London, many hundreds of miles from wher i live. I also use TOR browser, as well, when i want suprt privacy, and also use Private Idaho and Hushmail. When I want the NSA to read what I do on the internet , ill invite them to sit next to me and watch. Otherwise I reserve my right to be innocent until proven guilty, and thus also preserve my right to privacy. And before anyone predictably chucks it in the ring ' if you've nothing to hide, you/ve nothing the fear' demonstrably isnt true, and hasnt been for several decades.
     
  13. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    The original audience for FB, college kids & recent college graduates, has mostly fallen to the wayside in favor of older demographics. Part of that is that it has become so ubiquitous that grandmothers are on there sharing pictures as it allows for quick & easy chats between family members. I still am not a fan of it but my retired Mom sure does enjoy looking at the pictures of dogs that get posted on it.

    Most of my internet usage is boring; the NSA is welcome to come hang out at my house as long as they bring a pizza for me and some snacks for my dog.
     
  14. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Same here. I have nothing and nothing to hide. The NSA would find my usage rather boring.
    I guess if I was paranoid it might matter but as it is I get tons of pictures of my grandkids on facebook and my news feeds are mostly science and science fiction. But then I don't hide my money in my mattress either.
     
  15. Edgar J Hoover

    Edgar J Hoover Captain

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    Its nothing to do with being paranoid. The authorities are demonstrably corrupt and untrustworthy. WHen you have the CIA manufacturing groups like ISIS to create a false flag terror threat, in order to strip us of our civil liberties ' nothing to hide' doesnt enter into it.

    I write elsewhere on police corruption and miscarriages of justice, and believe me, its rife.
     

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