Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Watch for new Facebook hoax; more on mobile privacy


There is a hoax on Facebook, telling users to post legal jibberish to protect their privacy, according to the Newsy site, story here.  It's called the "pay for privacy" hoax, almost a kind of scareware. . 
  
Tuesday, the Today show reviewed location privacy recommendations for smartphone users.  For some people with inherent security problems (corporate executives, persons in bad relationships with a stalking risk) these are serious.  Apple’s own privacy recommendations are here

There is a pertinent question as to whether international politics (and terror) could increase the possibility of targeting ordinary citizens who would have been off the radar in the past

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