Facebook Removes Privacy Setting, So Anyone Can Find Your Profile

Very soon, any Facebook user you haven't blocked will be able to search for your name and find your Facebook profile. It's Google for people and you're just a result. Only no one would know that this is a big change by the way Facebook describes it in its blog post. Ho-hum, just "finishing the removal of an old search… » 10/10/13 6:53pm 10/10/13 6:53pm

Science Shows Men and Women Are Both Awful Stereotypes on Facebook

What you're looking at here is the largest analysis of the words we use on Facebook ever undertaken. Look at the words. They are you. If you're a man, you care about "fucking metal fuck girlfriend league wishes." Ladies, you're partial to "shopping excited love cute dress yayyyy." Blame yourself. » 10/02/13 8:15am 10/02/13 8:15am

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 8/20/13 1:31pm 8/20/13 1:31pm

Hacker Group Retaliates By Leaking Secret NSA Documents

In response to PRISM—the NSA and top tech companies' spy network to capture all your calls, photos, videos and files—hacker group Anonymous has published 13 secret US government's secret documents. These include documents about PRISM and the Department of Defense's Strategic Vision for controlling the internet. » 6/07/13 10:07am 6/07/13 10:07am

Facebook Does Care About Sex Trafficking -- If They're Shamed Into…

This week, Facebook earned a lot of good press when they decided to finally adjust their community standards. Previously, photos of breastfeeding women would get deleted after one or two people reported them as inappropriate, while entire Facebook pages promoting violence against women and rape went unchallenged, no… » 6/06/13 5:29pm 6/06/13 5:29pm

Facebook Outrage: Sex Slave Pages, Fired Do-Gooders and a Musical Too

Despite Facebook's public promise to crack down on hate speech and misogyny, there's still plenty of ugly stuff on the world's most popular social network—this Facebook page about prostitutes in the brothels of Kolkata is the latest outrage. A do-gooder bus driver lost his job for mentioning a hungry student on… » 6/05/13 3:27pm 6/05/13 3:27pm

The Pocket-Picking Facebook Malware That No One Knows How to Stop

A particularly nasty breed of malware is raiding people's Facebook profiles and emptying their bank accounts. Its name is Zeus, and yes, it is all powerful. Because despite the fact that this money-grubbing, Likejacking malware has been around for years stealing both private and government data, cybersecurity experts… » 6/04/13 3:51pm 6/04/13 3:51pm