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Change your Facebook Password!

Facebook confirmed a security problem with their old, proprietary authentication system: When using Facebook Apps like games or similar, the access token – something like a key to your Facebook account – could leak to some advertisers which were showing … Continue reading

iPhone Update reduces Location Tracking Cache Size

Apples’ practice to store the locations of iPhones and iPads in a huge database on the devices and on the connected computers has been a big news in the media recently. A few days later, the company now released the … Continue reading

Twitter increases Security

Following Google and Facebook, on Tuesday this week Twitter added a new feature to its website: https access. Users can enable the secure access by going to their settings and check the box “Always use HTTPS” found at the bottom … Continue reading

New Facebook feature loosens Privacy

The social network again added a new feature which gets activated automatically country-by-country. This time it is “Instant Personalization” which will be enabled on web sites like Bing. This loosens the privacy settings of Facebook again. The feature can be … Continue reading

Facebook improves security

The social network Facebook starts to roll out a new security feature: Secure Browsing (https). It will be available in the options of “Account Security”, below the “Account Settings” page. This means that all data sent from and to Facebook … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy Issues – again

Media report about a new privacy leak on facebook which has been found just recently. It is possible to find out with which persons someone is in contact with – therefore one just has to create a fake account using … Continue reading

You are being tagged

In this comment, I am not going to talk about some online service having geolocation automatically turned on or allows others to put you on a map without your permission – this article is about something that also affects people … Continue reading

How to create a safe browsing environment for children

There is no technology yet which can be compared to or replace parental advice and supervision. Nevertheless, protecting the children while using the computer using software is also very important. There can be two parts identified where the protection should … Continue reading

Privacy implications of Facebook Places

Facebook just introduced what they think is a great new feature called “Places”. Places is about sharing your current location with your friends: “you can share where you are and the friends you’re with in real time from your mobile … Continue reading

Updated privacy control on Facebook

Facebook is the biggest thing on the Internet right now. Just recently the company announced that they have more than 500 million users worldwide, which makes Facebook the biggest online community that ever existed. Never before did the users post … Continue reading