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Reliance on facebook

Posted by Beth Carroll

its-elementary-watson.co.uk

28 January: Each day, it becomes harder to find a website that's not been touched in some way by brand Facebook ...

It is becoming part of every website. Pages are changing too - some companies are starting to sell through their page, removing the need to leave Facebook to interact with the brand. Will Facebook claim the crown from Google and take over the internet? ...

TRUST NEEDED ON DATA

Posted by Tilly Travers

Berkeleypr.co.uk

28 January: In a week that saw Facebook reach an agreement with German data protection officials about its 'Find a Friend' address-book scanning service, it seems timely to think about who has the right to do what with the information we share about ourselves ... Businesses receive from and share information with customers, suppliers, partners, investors and others ...

We entrust our details to social media sites, online retailers, banks, government organisations and others. Each side needs to trust the other to take care of that information. Do we? ...

HUMAN ERROR FACTOR

Posted by Dan Howe

Speedcommunications.com

26 January: When a friend posted a link on his Facebook wall, I clicked through without thinking of the consequences ...

The app installed itself on my profile, posted itself on my wall and had been sent to all my friends ... In any online security issue, the human element is often the most likely vulnerability ...

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