Posts Tagged ‘social network’

Google+ misses an opportunity – Privacy is an important part of openness

Published by pratyushkp on July 27th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Article from Sophos authored by Chester Wisniewski

Google‘s new “Plus” social networking service attracted more than 10 million users within a week of its public beta. That is a remarkable number of people signing up for an unfinished social network when the field of options is already quite crowded.

Why would so many people flock to Google+? The one thing almost everyone that I know references is privacy and control, or at least the hope that it might achieve that end.

Most Americans have Facebook accounts than having passports!

Published by pratyushkp on July 25th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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New statistics have revealed that most Americans have Facebook accounts than having passports.

A staggering 155 million Americans – 50 per cent of the population – are on the social network site, while only 115 million people – 37 per cent – have a passport.

There are now 750 million Facebook users worldwide, according to travel website Tripl, which compiled the figures.

Reasons given for the low proportion of Americans with passports include the costs of travelling abroad and the popularity of vacationing at home.

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Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it’s a rogue application spreading virally

Published by pratyushkp on July 23rd, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Messages are spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming to reveal a way to find out who has been secretly viewing your profile.

Here are a couple of examples:

Brilliant!! Now u can see all your profile stalkers! --> [LINK]


WOW!! I can't believe that you can see whose viewing your profile. I've just seen my top 10 profile peekers and I'm shocked on whose Viewing my Profile. You can also see whose viewing your FACEBOOK PROFILE HERE: [LINK]

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