Are You a #Social Media #Addict? You May Be One Without Even #Knowing #It

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There are more than two billion social media users worldwide, representing a global rate of around 28% of total digital users. In India, the documented number of social media users approximate to 168 million users in 2016. Social networking already accounts for 28 percent of all media time spent online,…


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How #social media #bots are influencing our #everyday life #Bogus profiles, #spams, and much #more

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Who doesn’t know about the dominance of social bots on the internet during the United States Mid-term Elections 2010, and of course the United States Presidential Elections 2016. According to the estimates, approximately 14 pc of the users active on Twitter during the presidential election discussions were bots, which were…


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The #List of #Places That #Scan Your #Face Is #Growing

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The burger chain CaliBurger on Tuesday began testing a facial recognition kiosk in its Pasadena, California, branch that can recognize customers who set up loyalty accounts. The kiosk allows select customers to access their accounts without any passcodes or card swipes and displays their order histories once the facial scan…


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Hackers #phishing #Facebook #addicts this #holiday #season

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Hackers are taking advantage of the fact that most people remember their Facebook login tied to the fact that during the holidays nobody wants to lose access to their primary social media outlet as a way to convince their victims to sign on to a malicious landing page that will…


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Facebook #security feature lets you avoid #hackers

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Facebook has updated its security feature, allowing users to avoid hacking and other malicious attempts to use others profiles or pages. One such feature is in Settings under the Security and Login option. In the advanced settings, one can find the option to see recent emails from Facebook. It is…


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Facebook fights #imposter accounts with #facial #recognition

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Facebook on Tuesday announced a new facial recognition tool that can spot you even when you haven’t been tagged – handy when some identity thief goes and puts up an account with your photo. It also introduced a way for the visually impaired to know more about who’s in the…


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Did You #Accidentally Friend a #North Korean #Hacker on #Facebook?

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North Korean hackers have been preying on potential targets using Facebook, but the company has thwarted at least some of their activities. Last week, Facebook joined Microsoft and others in the security community to disrupt a covert campaign, the White House said on Tuesday. The scheme involved creating fake personal…


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Explore #Minnesota Facebook page #restored after #hacker posts dozens of #strange stories

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For much of Monday, the Explore Minnesota Facebook page was taken over by a hacker who posted bizarre stories on the page. The state tourism bureau’s social media site was filled with reports about everything from a death row inmate eating a Bible to a retired postman fathering 1,300 children. In short,…


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Young #Daeshgram #Hackers Flood #Official ISIS #Propaganda Channels With #Porn

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Earlier this month, we reported how a Muslim hacking collective named Di5s3nSi0N was able to hack Amaq, one of the key outlets for ISIS propaganda, within hours after they called themselves “unhackable.” They exposed an email list of 1,784 subscribers. In another attack on ISIS online propaganda, young Muslim hackers have filled…


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How #tweets become #weapons: Security #expert sees #hacker “tells” in the #data

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It’s not often representatives from three of the most powerful media technology companies in the world appear together, but that is exactly what happened last week in Washington, D.C. Executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter were called to testify before the U.S. Congress about the spread of disinformation during the…


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The #shocking #trend of people #breaking into each others’ #social media #accounts

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Spouses hack each others’ Facebook messages, parents track their offspring’s cellphone movements and lovers crack lovers’ private messages. To most of us, EFF leader Julius Malema’s recent claim that his e-mail account was attacked by government backed hackers left a bit of a Spy vs Spy taste in the mouth….


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How a #professional thief used #LinkedIn to gain #access to a #secure facility

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SOPHIE Daniel might look kind enough, but she is a “professional thief” with a troubling account that will make you re-evaluate how you use LinkedIn. SHE has a number of fake LinkedIn profiles that you could already be connected to. Her plan is to find information on people to cross-reference…


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Ottawa #company teaming up with #Facebook to spot #fake news

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Facebook is teaming up with an Ottawa-based non-profit organization to teach the federal government how to combat hacking and fake stories ahead of the next election. Karina Gould, minister of democratic institutions, marked the two-year anniversary of the last election by announcing the partnership. The cooperation between politicians and tech…


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UK collected #social media #data as part of its #mass surveillance

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It’s no secret that the UK has been engaging in mass surveillance over the past few years. Since Edward Snowden’s leaks revealed the extent of their program, the UK’s security and intelligence organization GCHQ has been under fire for possible violation of privacy laws, as well as the possibility that…


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How #Russia used #social media to divide #Americans

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For the past year, the world has reeled over escalating reports of how Russia “hacked” the 2016 US presidential election, by stealing emails from Democrats, attacking voter registration lists and voting machines and running a social media shell game. Such is the focus on Russian meddling that congressional investigators are…


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How #Social Media Affects #Crime Investigations

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On September 12, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a walk-in hotel freezer in Rosemont, Illinois, where she had been at a party. Nearly one month after the fact, the Cook County medical examiner ruled her death an accident, despite thousands of social media users insisting otherwise. News of…


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Hackers Are Breaking Into Facebook Accounts Through A New Phishing Scam That Bypasses Security

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There are plenty of ways to get into your Facebook account when you’ve locked yourself out, but only one lets you do so when you’ve forgotten both your password and security question and don’t have access to your registered email. That’s Facebook’s ‘Trusted Contacts’ feature. Which lets you designate a…


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Social Media: Big Brother, and his brother, are watching you via data mining

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The information you make public is the key to your private data. This is true now more than ever, for two reasons. First, South Africa’s intelligence community outsources the analysis of social media platforms to the private security sector. The social media posts that people choose to make public, can…


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Russia targeted US troops, vets on social media, study finds

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Russia targeted U.S. military personnel and veterans in a cyber campaign last spring by spreading messages on social media networks that promoted Kremlin propaganda as well as conspiracy theories, according to a new study. The Oxford University study found that three websites with Kremlin ties — Veteranstoday.com, Veteransnewsnow.com and Southfront.org…


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Homeland Security will soon start tracking social media of immigrant applicants

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some immigration attorneys are worried a small change in how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) monitors social media for immigrants could soon have a big impact. “We’re not sure what it’s going to mean,” Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, an immigration attorney based in Austin, said. In September, DHS…


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