Category Social Media

Facebook’s crazy Catch-22 lets imposters steal your identity | ITworld

Found someone pretending to be you on Facebook? Getting rid of the faker can be a lot harder than you think.

By Dan Tynan

Jennifer and Real Andrew were worried Fake Andrew would use his account to scam their friends. Once they reported his account, and it was permanently blocked, they would have no way of knowing what Fake Andrew was up to. They wouldn’t know if Facebook had deleted the account or not. (In my experience, fake accounts can exist for weeks or months after being reported...

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Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal [Updated]

The Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist who made headlines on Tuesday when he reported acquiring more than one million Facebook data entries for just $5, said Friday he is cooperating with Facebook as it conducts an internal investigation, but won’t comply with the company’s request to remove blog posts or not talk about the investigation.

Facebook requested silence and wanted to destroy the data…

via Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal [Updated].

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Is inflating your Twitter follower count really worth it?

Is inflating your Twitter follower count really worth it? Though automated tools are widely available to gain followers – Fiverr provides the best bang for your buck. It was so easy to gain fake followers; all I had to do was pay $5.00 USD to Fiverr and twenty-four hours later I had 4K+ followers. I created this fake Twitter account (TinkerPuffHead)  a few weeks ago, and though it has never tweeted it currently maintains 3K + fake followers (as of this writing)...

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Things you should NEVER say on Twitter (Updated)

According to The Telegraph, President Barack Obama faces 30 death threats each day.

Some threats to Mr Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicised, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history.

Most however, are kept under wraps because the Secret Service fears that revealing details of them would only increa...

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