Posts tagged social media
How To Make Sure Facebook Isn’t Listening To Your Conversations

Is Facebook spying on you, using your phone’s microphone? While I believe they’re not (they don’t need to), it’s fair to doubt me. With that in mind, here’s what you can do to make sure they have no possible way of listening to your conversations.

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'Breaking Bad' Prank Reminds Us To Not Post Your Phone Number On Twitter

Actor Aaron paul, who plays Jesse in Breaking Bad, asked his Twitter followers to let him know any thoughts on the recent episode by saying “Let me talk you thru it. Number, please.”  With this has come a brilliant prank by ZeoStorm, and a lesson to everyone: don't post personal info online, even if an actor tells you to.

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New 'Secretbook' Lets You Leave Hidden Messages In Your Facebook Photos

A British student has released a Google Chrome extension that enables you to hide secret messages in your Facebook pictures.  Owen Campbell-Moore, studying computer science at Oxford University, used a technique called JPEG Steganography to make tiny changes in photos that form a secret code. Called 'Secretbook', you can now download it and communicate with your friends without anybody else knowing you are doing it.

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Facebook 'Likes' Can Reveal Your Personality In Great Detail

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that users' Facebook 'Likes' can accurately predict private personality traits, including sexual orientation, religious beliefs and intelligence.

Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team used a set of algorithms on 58,000 volunteers to predict religion, politics, race and sexual orientation.  The eerily accurate personality profiles made should "ring alarm bells" for users, privacy campaigners said.

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