PrivacyFix is a new web browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that helps you gauge the amount of your personal a website collects from you. On initial setup, PrivacyFix walks through in plain English
where the chinks in your online data security armor are, exactly how to fix them, and what the ramifications are if you do/don’t. Sometimes you might decide to not fix certain things in order to maintain that sites’ functionality.
In today’s technological age almost everything we do is on the Internet somewhere. Whether it be online banking, a Facebook profile or Twitter account, an old MySpace that was never deleted, or just online shopping profiles, our lives are connected to the web. A lot of the time, we don’t give appropriate consideration to the question, “What happens to these things when we die?”
-By Philip Icuss
You have most likely seen something like this on your Facebook newsfeed recently:
PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile.
You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee, agent, student or any personnel under your direction or control.
The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE”
-By Philip Icuss
Facebook has been sued this morning, Wednesday, May 23rd
, after news came out that the company may have withheld information prior to their IPO this past Friday. Stock market analysts have found that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and some banks concealed crucial information from some investors before the stock was available. Notice that I said SOME investors in that last sentence. There were few major investors that were alerted about this information verbally from Zuckerberg himself, but there were countless investors that had no knowledge whatsoever of the information at all. What this information is exactly has not been released yet.
-Article by Philip Icuss
Facebook has managed to come up with an idea worse than making the timeline profile mandatory. The idea is that you should pay your hard earned money to promote a status, picture, video, etc. so that more of your Facebook friends will see it. Facebook spokesmen have told reporters that this feature, named the “Highlight feature,” is just in the testing stages in New Zealand.
Statistically speaking, a person’s Facebook post only reaches about 12% of their Facebook friends. This new update gives a user the ability to promote their post to all of their friends, thus, if the post is important, you can make sure that no one misses it. ZDnet.com
gives a "Highlight feature" example in their article: