Privacy

Facebook, Google Buzz, Google Wifi collection and other services (mainly social networking websites) have been questioned about users privacy and security. Steve Jobs’ approach towards handling privacy and security issues for Apple devices had been entirely different. Steve Jobs took privacy very seriously. Steve Jobs said that, for example, at Apple, they worry a lot about location in phones. Steve Jobs thinks that before any app can get location data, it should ask user. Therefore app has to call the location service in device and device will ask user to verify it. This control is not in developer’s hand because they might not alert user and so Apple devices always alert users when any app tries to get current location of user.

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Often In offices, colleges and universities YouTube, Twitter, Facebook even Gmail is blocked / restricted to use because management do not want to waste time on social media websites. They also block Gmail and USB ports to restrict official confidential information being leaked out of office. Sometimes you just need to use these online services even when management applies restriction. While there are many proxy websites and privacy softwares to unblock restricted websites but here is another simple amazing way to unblock popular websites as below.

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Day by day new applications for Facebook are being developed. While these are free apps including games, online tools or apps specifically for Facebook but you never know which app will do what with your Facebook account unless you pay attention while granting it permission to connect with your facebook account.

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FaceBook is the most popular no.1 website people like to use today. I just ignored Google intentionally here because I am talking about social websites (Now don’t get mad at me on this one – I am not saying that Google is not social enough). At FaceBook people can have anything and can do everything. Uploading videos, watch videos and photos, tag people, make friends, comment, write notes, connect with people (even creepy strangers) and friends, promote business, have fun, hang around, chat and more…You name it! FaceBook has got it. That makes FaceBook the most popular website at the planet people like to use because they find everything at single place. What everybody should know is this “If FaceBook is the most popular site, then its most vulnerable too.” Attackers and spammers are also using this service everyday and identity theft, hacks are also happening everytime. The major thing you should keep in mind is ‘You are responsible and in control what you share at FaceBook! and who you share with!’. If you have never given detailed look to your FaceBook privacy settings page and options then its time you learn deeply about how privacy settings work at FaceBook. Here is a very good video which will tell you everything about how to be safe and use FaceBook privacy settings the right way.

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by on October 4th, 2009

facebook chat go offlineDo you want to know who is online on Facebook without logging to Facebook Chat? If you are a FaceBook user and have got a lot of friends then you might be annoyed a little from online friends chat feature. Some people just try to get back to you and say hi every time you login to your FaceBook account. That is actually pleasant but not if you are working at something along with checking your FaceBook account. You can make yourself invisible by going to options and clicking Go Offline but here is another way to do it by using a simple application and get rid of all annoying chat windows that pop up every now and then. The best thing about it is that you can still see who is online and talk to your friends even you are in invisible mode.

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Here is a person who was using images at his site from another website (by URL copy paste) and when the website layout changed his all images were obviously gone. See how he emailed to the website owner about his loss!

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Privacy Guardian is a safe and easy-to-use privacy protection tool that securely deletes online Internet tracks and program activity records that are stored in your browser and other hidden files on your computer. Privacy Guardian guarantees your privacy by ensuring all traces of your online Internet and computer activities are permanently erased and unrecoverable on your PC. Information from every website you visit is stored on your computer and recorded in hidden Windows locations including temporary files, cookies, system registry and the index.dat file. Web browsers only provide partial privacy protection by allowing some temporary Internet files and cookies to be deleted, but they do not clean data out of all the hidden files nor do they delete the data securely.

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