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Easter Social Media Safety: video guides

Despite the holiday season though, you can’t guarantee that hackers and cybercriminals won’t be on the hunt for weak and vulnerable social media slip ups, so what better time to give a refresher on social media safety than now?

Facebook announces peer-to-peer payments between friends

Facebook has announced a new feature of its Messenger product, which allows friends to send payments directly to each other, reports Tech Crunch.

Facebook rewards ‘white hat’ hackers with $1.3m bounty

Facebook has announced that it paid out $1.3 million last year to ‘white hat’ hackers, as part of a bounty initiative that rewards developers for spotting flaws in the social network.

Facebook exploit allowed attackers to remotely delete photos

A Facebook hack that allowed attackers to remotely delete any photo they wanted to from the social network has been patched by the company.

Facebook launches ThreatExchange for companies to share security threats

Facebook has officially launched ThreatExchange – a collaborative social network where companies can share information on cybersecurity threats, in an effort to neuter potential damage.

Facebook turns 11 – what you need to know, and what do your likes say about you?

Facebook updated its privacy settings at the end of January. As Facebook turns 11 today, here’s what you need to know about the new settings and how they could affect you.

Facebook porn scam infects 110k users in 48 hours

A new porn scam is spreading startlingly quickly through Facebook – one that has managed to spread malware to over 110,000 users in 48 hours, reports The Guardian.

Facebook, Instagram and Tinder hit by outages, but deny cyberattack

Social Media giants Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were hit by simultaneous outages on Tuesday, which led many to suspect a coordinated cyberattack, reports City AM.

Facebook will highlight hoaxes in users’ newsfeeds

Facebook has announced plans to crack down on spam and hoaxes in the newsfeed, with a note highlighting ‘false information’ when enough people flag the link as a hoax.

Facebook hoax – how to tell instantly if a story is fake

Two-thirds of young people first learn about major news events via Facebook – but as cybercriminals cash in with hoax stories and links, it can be difficult to tell ‘real’ content from fake. Our tips can help.

Trust, Truth and Hoaxes in Social Media

Social networks are fun, but can also spread misinformation and worse. We discuss myths about your contract with Facebook, and whether British politicians are interested only in their own salaries.

Facebook to strengthen its privacy policy

Facebook has announced a set of new privacy focused terms of service, which aims to let users of the social network ‘control their information’, according to The Independent. The changes, which will be live as of 1 January 2015, introduce ‘Privacy Basics’, a tool that shows users who can see any information they share on

Facebook welcomes private browsers with dedicated Tor link

Facebook has opened its doors to privacy concerned users, but opening up a dedicated Tor link, guaranteeing that people who visit the social networking site through anonymous browsers aren’t mistaken for botnets, Gizmodo reports.

Facebook scans ‘paste sites’ for leaked usernames and passwords

Facebook has a system in place to scan public ‘paste’ sites for email address and password combinations to stay one step ahead of possible leaks, according to The Register.

Facebook ‘Safety Check’ allows travelers to alert family

Facebook is introducing a new feature targeted at users it believes are in or near a disaster zone to let their loved ones know they are okay, according to The Independent.

Facebook settings – five steps for better privacy and security

Facebook has faced repeated controversy over privacy, with features such as Graph Search revealing information which users might have forgotten they ever “shared”. But there are steps users can take to manage the way Facebook uses their information.

Do consumers pass the buck on online safety? New survey reveals mixed messages

Who is responsible for privacy and online safety on social networks? ESET asked Harris Interactive to poll American adults and found some interesting responses, positive advances in cyber-citizenship, but also some apparent disconnects.

Social media makes scams and hoaxes harder to spot

If your friend said it on Social media it must be true? Not if your friend’s acount has been hacked. We review tips for staying safe on social media.

Facebook timeline security & privacy: steps to keep your account & identity safe

Now that Facebook’s timeline feature is in the final stages of being rolled out to all users (including, finally, to my account), it is important that everyone understands how to use the feature and, most importantly, how to secure your identity and privacy in its new context. Timeline is quite a simple feature, introduced by

Sharing versus Security: Driving without Brakes

Does the enterprise still have a choice about sharing information?

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