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Police in the German state of Lower-Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook “friends” to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state’s interior minister. The decision to use social media in manhunts follows the  [ Read More ]

A small array of scripts programmed to pass themselves off as real people stole 250 gigabytes worth of personal information from Facebook users in just eight weeks, researchers said in an academic report to be presented next month. The 102  [ Read More ]

In the fallout of the August Riots across the UK, two men from the the North West of England were sentenced to 4yrs in jail for trying to incite riots in towns by postings on Facebook – even though their  [ Read More ]

Facebook has blocked a Google Chrome extension that let you export information about your Facebook “friends” so that data can be shuttled into competing services. Known as Facebook Friends Exporter, the extension had become particularly popular of late as a  [ Read More ]

Facebook has leaked access to millions of users’ photographs, profiles and other personal information because of a years-old bug that overrides individual privacy settings, researchers from Symantec said. The flaw, which the researchers estimate has affected hundreds of thousands of  [ Read More ]

This just in from the FBI’s department of the bleedin’ obvious: if someone emails you with pictures of Osama bin Laden’s bullet-riddled corpse, this is probably an attempt to compromise your computer with viruses rather than a public-spirited effort intended  [ Read More ]

Facebook has plugged a password reset glitch involving users who linked their social network profiles to Hotmail webmail address. The flaw, discovered by Turkish security researcher Serkan Gencel, also created a possible mechanism for cyber-criminals to lift Facebook passwords linked  [ Read More ]

You will notice that on your profile, that the number shown next to the link to your photos & albums is larger than the amount of pictures of you have uploaded of yourself, or that the number changes sometimes. That’s  [ Read More ]

Facebook has revealed that about 20,000 children are kicked off the social networking site every day for lying about their age. Despite efforts to enforce the age limit policy, many underage children join the site by pretending to be older  [ Read More ]

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