Archive for October 24, 2012

Thieves hacked into Barnes and Noble credit card swipe machines to steal credit and debit card data. According to http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/barnes-noble-customer-credit-card-info-stolen-17557470 B&N has removed all swipe machines from their stores nationwide.

This is not the first time such a theft has occurred. Last year, Michaels crafts stores were hit by a similar scam.

The FBI is investigating.

Facebook Like button snafu

Posted: October 24, 2012 by IntentionalPrivacy in Social media
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According to http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2012/10/04/facebook-confirms-it-is-scanning-your-private-messages-for-links-so-it-can-increase-like-counters/, if you send a message to someone and include a link to a website, Facebook will interpret that as a Like for that website, even though you might not like the website at all.

Privacy violations

Posted: October 24, 2012 by IntentionalPrivacy in Social media
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Be careful what you post on social media! This story in the Wall Street Journal shows how your privacy can be violated on Facebook, even if your privacy settings are properly set. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444165804578008740578200224.html#articleTabs_comments%3D%26articleTabs%3Darticle