Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number | Naked Security

Time to revisit your facebook privacy settings again: Facebook has announced that developers of Facebook apps can now gather the personal contact information from their users. Read more…Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number | Naked

Facebook – How To Opt Out Of Instant Personalization

Facebook is getting bigger and sharing more info. It’s time to revisit your privacy settings and make sure you’re not opting into anything automatically. First stop is “Instant Personalization“, which basically allows FB partner sites to gather your info. Opt out by

Facebook’s New Features and Your Privacy: Everything You Need To Know – PCWorld

This is getting SCARY. So basically, unless you opt out, when you’re logged into FB, and visit a partner site (Currently Yelp, Docs.com, Pandora – but I’m sure the list will grow), the partner site will know you’re a FB user and

Google Douses Privacy Fire — InformationWeek

Google Douses Privacy Fire — InformationWeek. Recent remarks by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a CNBC interview have set off a firestorm among privacy advocates: Passing on the opportunity to explain to Bartiromo the difference between trusted friends and multi-billion dollar search

Why I’m Not A Fan Of Facebook

I’m still wary about social networking. I’m in LinkedIn for professional reasons, but haven’t gotten into the Facebook, MySpace, Twitter stuff. First of all, they pull crap like changing the Terms of Service without giving you a chance to opt out: The

Data Breach Caused By Limewire at Investment Firm

Washington Post story which clearly illustrates why you need to be careful with file sharing programs like Limewire, despite the peer-to-peer (P2P) application arena having enormous potential. Sometime late last year, an employee of a McLean investment firm decided to trade some

Essential Free Downloads For A New PC (Or An Existing PC)

If you just bought a new desktop or laptop, no doubt it came with 30-Day trials of typical well known AntiVirus, AntiSpyware applications along with a host of other applications whose licenses expires within 30 to 60 days. The good news is,

Encrypt Your Flash Drive Using TrueCrypt

UPDATE (12/29/14):  Arggh! So they shutdown the TrueCrypt for some crazy cockeyed reason. But it’s still a good product as far as I’m concerned and I still use it to encrypt my flash drive. The last version of the software is still