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Facebook is not the real privacy threat

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2012 by olcinium

Facebook is certainly a good example of a bad approach to privacy policy, but the dangers of Facebook depend entirely on our own failures.

Facebook is regularly raked over the coals by privacy advocates and security experts for the company’s policies and the site’s functionality. One common complaint relates to the way users’ privacy configurations have tended to get reset to non-private settings whenever there is a major change to the site. Another is the fact that Facebook sells private information to advertisers.

It does not matter how much security software is made available to us, how carefully corporations like Facebook and Google may guard our data in their possession, or even how carefully agents of government might avoid violating the US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, if we give away everything they might learn without anyone having to ask.

Some of us, of course, do try to guard our privacy. For us, those violations do matter, even if they do not matter so much for those who do not realized the damage they do to their own security by posting addresses, birthdays, their childrens’ photographs and names, GPS location data, love letters, financial information, and every other detail of their lives to the Web.

For those of us who know enough to care about privacy, security software such as OpenPGP utilities, packet filtering firewalls, and SSH proxies are a huge benefit; for those who do not, these tools are never even used.

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Get acquainted with your new facebook page – timeline

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2012 by olcinium Tagged: , , , ,

Probably one of the most far-reaching impacts of Facebook’s upgrade is that the design format of every business start page –  or the page your visitors land on when they first visit you on Facebook –  will be standardized.

Essentially, every business will be required to run a large banner image, also known as a cover photo, across the top of is start page.  The large cover photo alone presents a fantastic branding opportunity. The cover image is perfect for photographers to showcase their favorite images — the cover photo draws you in.

Beneath the cover photo, you’ll be asked to work with a number of boxes, organized in a two-column format, which will showcase activity on your page.  Some boxes will feature your activity – posts and announcements made by your company, for example.   And other boxes will feature visitor activity – their posts, any ‘Likes’ they’ve posted about your business, and similar activity.

Running down the extreme right margin of your start page, Facebook is also mandating that you create a “Timeline.” This new feature is essentially a vertical list of hotlinked dates, which lead to posts and images chronicling your company’s history.

If your business has a rich, interesting heritage, you’re in luck.  With the aforementioned Timeline running down the extreme right margin of your page, you’ll be able to tell your company’s story in words and images.  In practice, this will mean selecting a series of ‘Milestones’ in your company’s history, which will appear as hotlinked dates stacked vertically on the right side of your start page.

A new feature, post-pinning enables your company to anchor a post near the very top of your start page for up to seven days.  This is perfect for businesses looking to add staying power to important company news.  Plus, it can keep a special offer or sale top-of-mind for visitors for an extended period of time.  Such posts, like all other posts, can also include images.

Warning — with the redesign, old unwanted posts may automatically be incorporated into your Timeline by Facebook.  Fortunately, Facebook offers a tool that will enable you to hide or delete old posts that reflect badly on your company, or simply need to be removed.

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Create & quickly switch to different IP address profiles

In Uncategorized on July 21, 2012 by olcinium Tagged: , , , ,

Ultimate IP Changer lets you set up multiple IP address profiles, each with their own names and settings, so you may easily switch between them for different networks, whether at work or at home. Once you install and run the application, Ultimate IP Changer will automatically detect the network you are connecting to. Then, the necessary IP settings will be enabled. Ultimate IP Changer can switch your IP settings without you having to reboot your computer. And this is one of its most convenient features. The first thing you notice when you start using Ultimate IP Changer is the fact that it features a friendly interface which makes it very easy to operate even for people who have very little computer experience. Every function that the program has to offer is easy to find and well explained, thus ensuring that you will never get bogged down or confused.

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Get facebook on your desktop!

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2012 by olcinium

Don’t bother refreshing your Facebook profile so many times. Facebook @Desktop allows you to receive notifications with new wall posts, messages, friend requests, and pokes straight from your desktop. Just cause you are not on the website doesn’t mean you’re not on Facebook.

Being an easy to use Windows desktop application and fully customizable, this app offers a built in Web browser and a built in proxy server that enables you to unblock FaceBook at school, work, or any other firewall protected place.

Download Facebook @Desktop and write to your wall directly from this fancy tool.

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Facebook Chat @ desktop

In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 by olcinium Tagged: , , , , ,

Facebook Chat @Desktop is a free instant messenger (IM) that enables you to chat with your friends directly from desktop.With its advanced GUI, you can see which of your Facebook friends are online or offline.  Facebook Chat @Desktop maintains a small system footprint and won’t interfere with normal computer activity. Message notification mechanism implemented in Facebook Chat @Desktop lets you know when you receive an instant message. You can talk with many friends at the same time thanks to fast chat interface, by just clicking the name of the friend. It is extremely easy to use – you just need to download, install and login with your Facebook username and password!

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Ultimate IP Changer, cambia tu configuración IP con un clic.

In Uncategorized on June 28, 2012 by olcinium Tagged: , , , ,

Ultimate IP Changer, cambia tu configuración IP con un clic..

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Facebook @Desktop page

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2012 by olcinium Tagged: ,

Facebook @Desktop has launched it’s page at Facebook. It’s Facebook page is a unique way to promote and like the software.

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