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Death of Paul Walker Exploited to Trick Thousands of Facebook Users

Thousands of Facebook users have been fooled by scams that exploit actor Paul Walker’s death. Promising videos of the accident, users are instead tricked into sharing personal and financial information as they sign up for “free” memberships to the sites. Users never do see any video, but by that time the damage is done. Paul Walker, who played Brian O’Conner…

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New Facebook Button Could Add Sympathy to Like

While the often-suggested additions of “Hate” or “Dislike” buttons were rejected by Facebook, the famous “Like” button could get another option that will solve a different problem. According to a statement made ​​by one of the company’s software engineers, Facebook is considering the idea of ​​launching a “Sympathize” button, replacing the “Like” button depending on the context. The idea is…

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Technical Response of Surveillance-Protesting Tech Giants Varies

Eight tech giants, each highly dependent on users’ willingness to share personal information for their profits, have joined forces to protest U.S. government internet surveillance. Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, LinkedIn and AOL have joined forces in making their complaint via an open letter published on Monday, and via a new website, reformgovernmentsurveillance.com. Their own technical efforts to protect…

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