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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2010, 11:02:14 am »


16 August 2010
13:41 GMT

Facebook 'dislike' scam warning

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them a chance to install a "dislike" button.

The scam tricks users into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then posts spam messages.

It also attempts to lure people into completing an online survey, for which the scammers are paid money.

The social network already offers a "like" button that allows people to rate other user's comments and posts.

Graham Cluley of security firm Sophos said it was the latest in a series of "survey scams" that included links to a video purporting to show an anaconda vomiting up a hippo.

"One thing we commonly see is that the message starts 'OMG, shocking video'," he said.

"And they appear to come from your Facebook friend, giving it a ringing endorsement."

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The dislike button scam prompts people to download an application with the message: "Download the official DISLIKE button now."

When users click on the link it prompts them to install a rogue application, which does not function as a dislike button.

Once a user has given it permission to access their profile, it updates the user's page with a link and a message: "I just got the dislike button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!!"


"Many people are giving permission for completely unknown apps," Mr Cluley told BBC News.

The surveys appear to be from genuine companies, he said.

"As far as we can tell, they appear to be legitimate," he said. "It could be that the firms are not policing their affiliates properly."

The scam finally points users towards a Firefox add-on that installs a "dislike" button.

Mr Cluley said the add-on also appears to be legitimate.

Ron Sharpp, CEO of FaceMod, the maker of the add-on, told BBC News that his company was "in no way affiliated with the online scams".

He said the firm had been sent "several support e-mails" asking about the surveys.

"In response, we've taken efforts to remind our users that those are not official posts and warning users not to download any version of our add-on from an alternate source," he said.

In addition, the company has issued a warning via its Facebook page.

A spokesperson for Facebook said it also regularly warns users about rogue applications.

"We always encourage people to not click on links that appear suspicious - even if posted from a friend," a spokesperson said.

The site has a "very quick process in place" to make sure that links and rogue applications were taken down quickly, they added.

"They can report any posts to us. We can make sure that we take down any application or all of the links across Facebook."

But Mr Cluley said that although Facebook could respond quickly, it should police the development of rogue applications more closely.

"Anyone can write a Facebook app - these scams are constantly springing up," he said.
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« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2010, 11:19:03 am »

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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2010, 07:34:24 am »


Postie sacked for Facebook comments loses job bid
NZPA August 25, 2010, 2:22 pm

An Auckland postie who was sacked for criticising New Zealand Post customers and a colleague on Facebook has lost his interim bid to get his job back.

Lyndon Hohaia set up and ran two Facebook pages, PostieLad and PostieLand, which contained "highly unflattering" descriptions of New Zealand Post customers and negative references about the body shape of a colleague.

Mr Hohaia was fired in June after an upset colleague brought the sites to the attention of his superiors.

Mr Hohaia said he did not mean for the pages to be open to the public and sought his old job back pending the results of an investigation into claims his dismissal was unjustified.

ERA member Alastair Dumbleton ruled against Mr Hohaia and said a decision on whether he should get his job back should be made after the full investigation of his claim for unjustified dismissal had been completed. The case is due to be heard next week.

Mr Hohaia has sought $7000 compensation for loss of dignity and injury.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/7821637/postie-sacked-for-facebook-comments-loses-job-bid/

The case is due to be heard next week

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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2010, 10:45:17 am »

Oh dear !   The things some people say on Facebook is quite amusing.   They can destroy their own futures and reputations in one post.
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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2010, 05:07:45 pm »

Oh dear !   The things some people say on Facebook is quite amusing.   They can destroy their own futures and reputations in one post.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/politics/4061971/Candidate-lays-assault-complaint-against-Laws

http://xtranewscommunity2.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,7977.0/msg,89160.html
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...Mr Goulter said Ms Brookhammer had sent ''threatening'' Facebook messages to Ms Osborne and him in the wake of the controversy this month in which 15-year- old Olivia O'Neil was stripped of her beauty pageant crown for dying her hair black.

Mr Laws had since made derogatory comments about Mr Goulter on Facebook and in front of others in the district council chambers, which led to the defamation suit, Mr Goulter said. ...



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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2010, 06:11:17 pm »


I don't have a Facebook account (well, I did set one up once but it wasn't under the name I am commonly known as and I haven't been back since I set it up and there is nothing added to it....and anyway I doubt if I could even remember the password now).

I have absolutely no intention of wasting my time on Facebook (I waste enough time on this XNC2 group, as well as at a handful of others), so Facebook doesn't really concern me.
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Postie sacked for Facebook comments loses job bid
NZPA August 25, 2010, 2:22 pm

An Auckland postie who was sacked for criticising New Zealand Post customers and a colleague on Facebook has lost his interim bid to get his job back.

Lyndon Hohaia set up and ran two Facebook pages, PostieLad and PostieLand, which contained "highly unflattering" descriptions of New Zealand Post customers and negative references about the body shape of a colleague.

Mr Hohaia was fired in June after an upset colleague brought the sites to the attention of his superiors.

Mr Hohaia said he did not mean for the pages to be open to the public and sought his old job back pending the results of an investigation into claims his dismissal was unjustified.

ERA member Alastair Dumbleton ruled against Mr Hohaia and said a decision on whether he should get his job back should be made after the full investigation of his claim for unjustified dismissal had been completed. The case is due to be heard next week.

Mr Hohaia has sought $7000 compensation for loss of dignity and injury.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/7821637/postie-sacked-for-facebook-comments-loses-job-bid/

The case is due to be heard next week

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This guy is so clueless! Given how weak encryption used on Facebook's passwords is, he should have turned around to his bosses and told them that unless they can actually prove he physically logged into his account and posted that message, they don't have a leg to stand on as all he needed to say was his account was hacked. Not a thinker.
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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2010, 08:50:10 am »

Facebook locks down private user data after app controversy
By Glenn Chapman
7:47 AM Monday Nov 1, 2010
 

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook has taken further steps to stop third-party applications from sharing identifying information about users with advertising and internet tracking companies.

"Today, we are clarifying our policy to ensure that developers understand the proper use of UIDs (user identification data) in their applications," the world's leading online social network said in a release.

"Our policy has always stated that data received from Facebook, including UIDs, cannot be shared with data brokers and ad networks."

Facebook recently learned that some software developers behind outside applications popular in the online community were "inadvertently" sharing user identification numbers due to the way web browser programs work.

"We have proposed a technical solution to prevent this sort of transfer in the future," Facebook said. "In addition, we are working with browser vendors to address this issue more broadly across the web."

Facebook modified its policy to forbid user identification data from leaving third-party applications and for such information to remain confidential if used by analytics services connected to programs.

"Ad networks that operate on Facebook Platform are already required to sign terms that govern their use of data," the social network said.

"We are requiring these ad networks to delete any Facebook UIDs, regardless of how they were obtained.

Facebook said that its investigation into the situation revealed that some developers were paid by a data broker for UIDs in violation of the social network's policy.

Violating developers are being placed on six-month moratoriums and will have their data practices audited to make sure they are in compliance with rules at the social network, according to Facebook.

The moratorium was said to affect fewer than a dozen, mostly small developers, none of which are in the top ten applications at Facebook.

Two members of the US Congress have asked Facebook to explain how applications transmitted information about users to advertising and web tracking companies in violation of the social network's rules.

Representative Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, and Representative Edward Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, asked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to reply to 18 questions about what they called a "privacy breach."

They asked how many users were impacted, what information was transmitted to other parties and how many third-party applications were involved.

They also asked whether Facebook will "seek the deletion of its users' personal information from data bases of the internet or advertising companies who received it as a result of this series of privacy breaches?"

Andrew Noyes, a Facebook spokesman, said Facebook "is committed to safeguarding private data while letting people enjoy meaningful social experiences with their friends.

"As our privacy policy states, when a Facebook user connects with an application, the user ID is part of the information that the application receives," he said.

"The suggestion that the passing of a user ID to an application, as described in Facebook's privacy policy, constitutes a 'breach' is curious at best," Noyes said.

The Wall Street Journal said applications were providing access to Facebook members' names and, in some cases, their friends' names, to companies that build detailed databases on people in order to track them online.

All of the 10 most popular applications on Facebook were transmitting unique user ID numbers to outside companies, it said. They include Zynga's FarmVille, with 59 million users, Texas HoldEm Poker and FrontierVille.

Facebook is the world's most popular social network with around 500 million users, but it has been dogged by complaints about privacy protection.

- AFP

By Glenn Chapman

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« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2010, 11:24:48 am »

Trying to post a jpg and it's driving me sucking menthol!

I can't seem to get it to upload from imageshack properly.  The only successful one is blardy tiny.  Grrrrr
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2010, 02:58:28 pm »



Facebook used for virus attack
The Marlborough Express
Last updated 12:00 29/11/2010


A nasty computer virus is attacking Marlburians through Facebook, a Blenheim IT expert says.

Lee Harper, director of pcMedia in Blenheim, said a steady stream of people had visited his shop after being affected by a virus purporting to be from the popular social networking website.

Users were asked whether they wanted to install a webcam interface for Facebook, or were greeted by an official-looking Microsoft Windows-style dialogue box appearing to tell them to take a free scan to clear viruses it said their computer had.

"In both instances, if the user says yes, then a virus will install itself on the computer.

"The virus looks like an anti-virus program and tells the user that they have several viruses and Trojans. It then wants the user to pay to have them removed. Most users are really surprised to discover that this fake anti-virus program is in fact the virus."

Anyone affected by the virus should get their internet banking passwords changed by their bank and take their computer to an IT company to get it checked, Mr Harper said.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/4401680/Facebook-used-for-virus-attack


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« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2010, 09:33:53 am »




Facebook Scam Uses Miley Cyrus Bong Video as Lure
December 18th, 2010, 10:57 GM
By Lucian Constantin

New survey scams spotted on Facebook are taking advantage of people's interest into a leaked video showing recently turned eighteen Miley Cyrus smoking from a bong.

The spam messages read "OMG Miley Cyrs is caught smoking a BONG on video - http://bit.ly/[removed]" or "haha, ok, so yeaaah, Miley Cyrus should've NEVER let THIS bong video leak! - http://bit.ly/[removed]."

The links lead users to rogue pages displaying an image depicting the young actress with a bong in her hands. The image is part of a video recently leaked on the Internet, which shows Cyrus smoking salvia.

In order to make the make the lure more powerful, the page shows an alert reading "WARNING! This Video does contain drug abuse!"

However, when users click the button to see it, a request for permissions dialog pops up, asking them to give an app access to post on their walls.

Agreeing to this will cause people to unknowingly spam their Facebook friends and they won't even get to see the video, because they will told to complete an offer (survey) in order to unlock it.

Such surveys attempt to subscribe people to premium rate services and trick them into disclosing their personal information for spam purposes.

Scammers get a commission through affiliate marketing schemes for each victim who ends up completing such an offer.

This is not the first Miley Cyrus-themed scam to target Facebook users. In late November we reported about similar messages luring users with provocative pictures of the actress.

Users who fell victim to this scam should go to the "Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites" page and remove any application they don't recognize. They should also check their wall for spam messages and delete any that were posted.



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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2011, 11:46:13 am »



I spose John mentioned his holidays somewhere here  http://www.facebook.com/pmjohnkey   

background here http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10693064

Burglar who raided Key home goes back to jail
By Jared Savage
5:30 AM Thursday Jan 20, 2011

The professional thief who burgled John Key's multimillion-dollar mansion is back in prison.

Police arrested John Anthony Clark this week after warning homeowners in affluent Auckland suburbs to be extra vigilant before Christmas.

Clark is a prolific burglar with more than 170 convictions, and was jailed in July 2009 for five years and three months after admitting to a string of burglaries.

He took at least $100,000 of property over six months in 2007 - including from Mr Key's $7 million Parnell home - to feed his P addiction.

The 38-year-old Clark was paroled 12 months later, but breached the terms of his early release. He was supposed to have alcohol and drug counselling at the rehabilitation centre Odyssey House but discharged himself.

A prison recall warrant was issued in December and officers had been searching for him since.

Sergeant Russell Richards said police found Clark at an Avondale address at 11.20pm on Monday after a tip-off from the public. He was arrested and taken back to Mt Eden Prison the next day.

No court appearance is required with a prison recall warrant.

Mr Richards said there was nothing to suggest Clark had burgled houses during his time on the run.

Between 6.58pm and 8.05pm on July 7, 2007, while the Key family were on holiday in Hawaii, Clark scaled the 2m wall surrounding their St Stephens Ave property and jemmied open a window.

He stole watches, jewellery, an iPod, a handycam, a jewellery box, house keys and clothing belonging to Mr Key and his wife, Bronagh.

Clark did not know the burgled home belonged to Mr Key, now the Prime Minister but then the National Party leader.

By Jared Savage

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10700833


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Facebook friend now a foeBy Michael Dickison
5:30 AM Thursday Jan 20, 201

A woman's Facebook whinge about wanting to leave work became an invitation to burgle for a "friend".
Leisha Tadema, from Rotorua, had her house cleaned out as she plodded through a job she hated, counting down on Facebook the hours she had left.

"Three hours to go and then I can go home," she wrote in one status update.

One of the people on her friends list, with whom she had never spoken in person, used that information to plan the raid on Ms Tadema's house.

The burglar took the television set, a digital camera, hair straightener, cosmetics, alcohol, clothes and jewellery.

When Ms Tadema arrived home with her 4-year-old son to find a smashed window and her valuables stolen, she did not immediately think of her Facebook posts. But when police arrested a woman for the burglary, it clicked.

"That little bitch," Ms Tadema said. "She was a Facebook friend, obviously, but we had never spoken two words in real life. We knew each other through her boyfriend."

Mrs Tadema said she could see now how her activity on Facebook could have caused her problems.

"I was in a job I really hated, so I was on Facebook quite a bit at work," Ms Tadema said.

"Everybody does it, and they put on there that they're on holiday or away for a week. Next thing, they'll come home and they're robbed."

But she said popularity now takes a back seat to security.

"I ... deleted a whole lot of people just making up [numbers of] friends on Facebook - I don't talk to them, I don't need them."

Ms Tadema also has some wry advice for burglars: don't sell stolen goods to pawn shops and leave your real name and details.

One shop said it had seen the jewellery but did not buy it.

Ms Tadema asked police to investigate, and the shop came up with the jewellery and the seller's details.

NetSafe research manager John Fenaughty said Facebook updates were like leaving notes at a bus stop, unless you fine-tuned your privacy settings.

It took only a minute to set up a list of people who were "friends" on Facebook but who you did not know well enough to trust.

CREATE A LIST

Five steps to stop dodgy people seeing your Facebook updates:

1. Click "Account" on the top-right corner, then "Edit Friends".

2. Click "Create a List" and type "dodgy".

3. Pick which people you do not trust and click "Create List".

4. Start writing a status update and click the padlock next to "Share", then "Custom".

5. Under "Hide this from", type "dodgy" and click "Make this my default setting".

If confused, call 0508 NETSAFE for free advice

By Michael Dickison

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10700774


Facebook friend now a foe
By Michael Dickison
5:30 AM Thursday Jan 20, 201

A woman's Facebook whinge about wanting to leave work became an invitation to burgle for a "friend".
Leisha Tadema, from Rotorua, had her house cleaned out as she plodded through a job she hated, counting down on Facebook the hours she had left.

"Three hours to go and then I can go home," she wrote in one status update.

One of the people on her friends list, with whom she had never spoken in person, used that information to plan the raid on Ms Tadema's house.

The burglar took the television set, a digital camera, hair straightener, cosmetics, alcohol, clothes and jewellery.

When Ms Tadema arrived home with her 4-year-old son to find a smashed window and her valuables stolen, she did not immediately think of her Facebook posts. But when police arrested a woman for the burglary, it clicked.

"That little bitch," Ms Tadema said. "She was a Facebook friend, obviously, but we had never spoken two words in real life. We knew each other through her boyfriend."

Mrs Tadema said she could see now how her activity on Facebook could have caused her problems.

"I was in a job I really hated, so I was on Facebook quite a bit at work," Ms Tadema said.

"Everybody does it, and they put on there that they're on holiday or away for a week. Next thing, they'll come home and they're robbed."

But she said popularity now takes a back seat to security.

"I ... deleted a whole lot of people just making up [numbers of] friends on Facebook - I don't talk to them, I don't need them."

Ms Tadema also has some wry advice for burglars: don't sell stolen goods to pawn shops and leave your real name and details.

One shop said it had seen the jewellery but did not buy it.

Ms Tadema asked police to investigate, and the shop came up with the jewellery and the seller's details.

NetSafe research manager John Fenaughty said Facebook updates were like leaving notes at a bus stop, unless you fine-tuned your privacy settings.

It took only a minute to set up a list of people who were "friends" on Facebook but who you did not know well enough to trust.

CREATE A LIST

Five steps to stop dodgy people seeing your Facebook updates:

1. Click "Account" on the top-right corner, then "Edit Friends".

2. Click "Create a List" and type "dodgy".

3. Pick which people you do not trust and click "Create List".

4. Start writing a status update and click the padlock next to "Share", then "Custom".

5. Under "Hide this from", type "dodgy" and click "Make this my default setting".

If confused, call 0508 NETSAFE for free advice

By Michael Dickison

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10700774
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Nigerian police say a man was jailed after making a Facebook comment that put a curse on a governor in northern Nigeria.

A police spokesman says Moukhtar Ibrahim Aminu was arrested in Jigawa state for defamation after making the comment about Governor Sule Lamido. The comment, posted January 18 on the social networking website in the local Hausa language, said: ''Allah curse Sule Lamido and all his useless friends.''

Lamido's spokesman declined to immediately comment Wednesday.

The arrest comes as Nigeria approaches a crucial April presidential election. While newspapers do publish critical columns on politicians, bribes paid to journalists help control coverage in Africa's most populous nation. Those who don't fall in line often face threats and beatin
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« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2011, 07:24:42 am »



One of the posters(on anal little commie ass boy SMF's board) made a good point. Morgian( didn't spell it correct) said it wasn't the fact that it cost a small amount to be ad free that bother them but it was the fact (anal little f-wording spineless twit SMF) that no one was notified in advance about this kick in the teeth to freedom of speech. The person more or less said they felt used and worthless and had no more trust in anal little ass prick boy SMF!!!



Anal little prick even made a post his usless lil o self stating that over the past few YEARS advitisers had made a fuss about this. If end poked little pecker head KNEW this for several years he had plenty of time to send those who trusted him to LEAVE their boards alone a note about this shit. But O no he just sticks his ass in the air and says o rich folks I'll be a good toby..pfffff.
Is SMF affilated with Facebook? If so anal little prick already has plenty of money!

Is SMF affilated with Facebook? If so anal little prick already has plenty of money!



look at the bottom of the original post of each new thread.

 


http://xtranewscommunity2.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,7040.0.html

I grizzled about it in another thread too








 








I grizzled about it in another thread too, there was an ability to reject it but our management and some of our members seem to like it. Crass invasion of privacy IMNSHO,  nemmind, it was fun while it lasted.


 
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« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2011, 07:40:58 am »

"Crass invasion of privacy IMNSHO,"

ABSOLUTLY!

Having facebook as his friend makes SMF,s (prick) claim he will go broke if he don't obey a bit of a FUCKING JOKE eh!!!!
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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2011, 10:21:29 am »



Facebook sued for $1 billion over Third Intifada page
April 3, 2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than $1 billion for not immediately taking down a page calling for a Third Intifada against Israel.

The lawsuit was filed March 31 in U.S. District Court in Washington on behalf of Larry Klayman, an attorney and activist who is described in the filing as "an American citizen of Jewish origin" who is "active in all matters concerning the security of Israel and its people." Klayman is the founder of Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest group.

Facebook removed the "Third Palestinian Intifada" page on March 29 after it had been up for a couple of weeks and garnered 350,000 friends. Israel's minister of diplomacy and Diaspora affairs,Yuli Edelstein, had sent a letter to Zuckerberg a week earlier asking for the page to be removed. The Anti-Defamation League also had called on Facebook to remove the page.

The page, which called for a third Palestinian uprising to begin May 15, included quotes and film clips calling for killing Jews and Israelis, and for "liberating" Jerusalem and Palestine using violence. It also directed users to related content on Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet.

In the lawsuit, Klayman also calls on Facebook to remove from its site all pages using the words “Third Intifada” or any other pages that encourage violence toward Jews.

Facebook said it would fight the case, calling it “without merit,” the French news agency AFP reported.

Meanwhile, a new page with the same name already has attracted thousands of friends, according to reports.

Facebook did not release a statement on last week's removal. But in a statement released to several media outlets in the days before the page's removal, Facebook commented on the Third Palestinian Intifada page controversy.

“While some kinds of comments and content may be upsetting for someone -- criticism of a certain culture, country, religion, lifestyle, or political ideology, for example -- that alone is not a reason to remove the discussion," the statement said. "We strongly believe that Facebook users have the ability to express their opinions, and we don’t typically take down content, groups or pages that speak out against countries, religions, political entities, or ideas.”

Individual posts and comments on the page considered problematic were to be investigated by Facebook and removed, according to reports.

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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2011, 11:16:42 am »

I reckon theres over 30 million people on FB and there would be less than 1% who have any trouble at all .. its about being sensible.

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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2011, 06:18:31 pm »


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Facebook testing 'real time' ad targeting
2:22 PM Wednesday Apr 6, 2011

Facebook is testing a new system that instantly targets ads based on the content of members' wall posts and status updates, as the social network joins a growing list of internet companies working with advertisers to market products related to a person's interests or online activities at that moment.

For some time, Facebook has used the contents of members' status updates and wall posts to target advertising, but the test is the first time the social network has had the ability to select ads almost immediately, related to content that users are sharing.

The service is an example of new technology that increasingly allows advertisers to tailor ads based on what users are doing online at that moment.

A Facebook spokeswoman acknowledged that the network, based at Palo Alto, California, is testing real-time ad technology.

"Advertising on Facebook can be more useful for people because they have explicitly shared their interests on the site. We use this information to show people ads that they may be interested in," Facebook said in a statement.


"We are currently testing a product that helps surface relevant advertising more quickly to people based on the real-time content they are sharing, such as status updates or the pages they like."
The Facebook spokeswoman, Annie Ta, declined to say how long the test might last or when Facebook might adopt it for all users.

Facebook has always targeted advertising based on the information people share when they join the social network or update their profile, such as age, gender, where they live, their occupation and relationship status.

Facebook already collects data on the content of status updates or other 'Likes' people share, to target ads to users on later visits.

The test product, however, actively targets ads in real-time, even as people are on Facebook and sharing content with their friends.

That capability appears similar in intent to technology used by companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, which increasingly can customise advertising based on a person's search history and profile in the milliseconds between a user typing in an internet URL and the page appearing on their browser.

Andrew Frank, an analyst who follows internet advertising for the research firm Gartner, said while real-time targeting can be valuable for advertisers, companies like Facebook must tread a delicate line in deciding how and what subjects to use for ad targeting.

"The main issue is tuning it right so it's relevant, but not too relevant," Frank said. "I've heard reactions across the board, from people who say this is really creepy, to people who say it's really good and it makes the ads more interesting and relevant."

But if Facebook was to start serving up drug ads to people exchanging comments about a medical condition, Frank said, users probably would not like that.

"There is a general problem with targeting, that if the targeting method is too obvious to the user, it makes them start asking questions about it, which is not, of course, what the advertiser wants them to do," Frank said.

"I'm not sure which side of the line this particular technology will fall on, and Facebook isn't sure either, which is why they are running a test."

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Yep thats what this crowd SMF do .. and like xnc .. most people on FB have ad blockers and dont see one.
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2011, 07:07:54 pm »

fuck i hate facebook.....but i like this facey action Grin

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« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2011, 08:20:08 pm »



Facebook users urged to change passwords
Newstalk ZB
May 11, 2011, 1:13 pm

Facebook users are being encouraged to change their passwords, as the site deals with an apparent privacy breach.

US Security Firm Symantec says 100,000 applications on the site have accidentally been giving away information.

It could allow third parties to access users profiles and pictures.

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http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/9354969/facebook-users-urged-to-change-passwords/

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« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2011, 05:44:55 pm »


Austrian student takes on Facebook
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VIENNA (AFP) - Austrian law student Max Schrems may be just one of about 800 million Facebook users, but that hasn't stopped him tackling the US giant behind the social networking website over its privacy policy.

The 24-year-old wasn't sure what to expect when he requested Facebook provide him with a record of the personal data it holds on him, but he certainly wasn't ready for the 1,222 pages of information he received.

This included photos, messages and postings on his Facebook page dating back years, some of which he thought he had deleted, the times he had clicked "like" on an item, "pokes" of fellow users, and reams of other information.

"When you delete something from Facebook, all you are doing is hiding it from yourself," Schrems told AFP in his home city of Vienna.

Shocked, Schrems decided to act. Hitting a dead end in Austria, he took his complaints in August to the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) in Ireland, where Facebook has its European headquarters.

Believing that Facebook was contravening European Union law, and had more data on him that it is not releasing, Schrems has filed 22 complaints with the DPC, details of which can be found on his website: http://www.europe-v-facebook.org/.

"It's a shock of civilisations. Americans don't understand the concept of data protection. For them, the person with the rights is the one with the data. In continental Europe, we don't see things like that," Schrems said.

"If a company wants to operate in a country it has to abide by the rules."

Facebook, he says, has agreed in Germany to stop keeping records of users' IP addresses -- information showing where someone is connected to the Internet -- but in other European countries the practice continues.

"This is Facebook strategy. When someone gets really annoyed, they back off one step, but continue advancing in other ways," Schrems said.

The problem is that most people don't take the time to read the small print in Facebook's terms and conditions, he says.

"For the average citizen data protection is too complex and subtle," he says, believing it is therefore the responsibility of the state to ensure that users' rights are upheld.

The David-versus-Goliath battle is is by no means the first time that Facebook has come under fire, with privacy campaigners saying the firm is amassing information on users' interests in order to sell them to advertisers.

It has already been hit by complaints in the United States and other European countries and the Palo Alto, California-based company named a prominent US lawyer to be director of privacy in September.

In Germany, it has come under fire from the government for its popular facial recognition application that allows users to identify other people through online photos.

The DPC said it aims to complete its audit on Facebook, which was planned even before Schrems filed his complaints, by the end of 2011.

If it finds Facebook to have been in the wrong, it can ask the company to mend its ways, and if the firm refuses, a court could then fine it up to 100,000 euros ($136,400).

But DPC spokeswoman Lisa McGann said it was unlikely things would go so far.

"Facebook is cooperating fully with the audit and we would anticipate that it will implement any necessary changes to comply with any requirements identified," she said in an emailed statement.

Facebook said in a statement it was "fully compliant with EU data protection laws," adding it was "nonsense to say we are not willing to provide (Schrems) with his personal data."

A spokesman added, however, that Facebook could not provide additional items because "provisions in Irish data protection law ... place some reasonable limits on the data that has to be provided."

In spite of everything, Schrems remains an avid Facebook user.

"Social networking sites are a great invention. Depriving yourself is not the answer."

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« Reply #47 on: December 06, 2011, 05:57:50 am »

Site gives mum rude awakening
By Chloe Johnson

5:30 AM Sunday Dec 4, 2011

Like many mums, Melissa Abraham wants to show off her kids by posting photos on Facebook - but little did she know they could be accessed by creeps trawling the internet.

There are pictures of Conner, 3, playing in his pyjamas and Lachlan, 5, at Rainbow's End during a family holiday. To family and friends the photos are adorable but the website Take This Lollipop shows how they would be perfect for groomers.

The international website - with nine million fans - takes Facebook users on a virtual tour as an internet paedophile or stalker rummages through the user's account.

The video ends with the man, in a mentally unstable condition, driving to the family's home - with their picture taped to the dashboard.

"It completely creeped me out, it was so realistic, I didn't even want to watch it all," Abraham, 25, said.

"As soon as it showed the photos, particularly photos of my kids, it really hit home about how possible it was for someone to do that. It made me think twice about putting up photos of my kids because I put them up there for my friends and family to see. I never thought that unsavoury people could also view them."

The website's existence reached New Zealand's social media weeks before Christchurch man Cameron Stuart Hone, 27, was arrested. Police alleged he sent men naked images of a woman before requesting to see their explicit photos.

He was charged with sexual exploitation, obtaining by deception and sexual grooming through online internet contact.

Sergeant John Michael, of the Online Child Exploitation Agency, said of the site: "It is ironic that to gain access you had to allow it to access your Facebook profile, including friends lists and photos."

Netsafe's chief technology officer, Sean Lyons, said the website was a creative way to make people aware of dangers associated with social networking.

The website is  http://www.takethislollipop.com/

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Sergeant John Michael, of the Online Child Exploitation Agency, said of the site: "It is ironic that to gain access you had to allow it to access your Facebook profile, including friends lists and photos."

Netsafe's chief technology officer, Sean Lyons, said the website was a creative way to make people aware of dangers associated with social networking.



so what does the lollipop site do with your info once you've given it access, watched the virtual tour and logged out???
 seems to me it is a sneaky potential phish pharmer   
 

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« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2011, 06:41:52 am »

One has to wonder why people feel they need to put their personal stuff on the internet.
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« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2011, 07:32:48 am »

One has to wonder why people feel they need to put their personal stuff on the internet.

one half of my family keeps in touch and download pix of themselves and ggkids through Facebook.  I'd love to see them but still resist joining. Even stuff we post on this group is likely to be in the www,  nothing is really private once it's published in the 'net.  Lips sealed
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