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Facebook Security Engineer Michael McGrew Serves As ‘Penetration Tester’ At Security Competition

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Facebook Security Engineer Michael McGrew and a colleague attempted to hack the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, but their intentions were pure: After discovering the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition while he was a junior in college, McGrew started a club and brought a team to the WRCCDC, so his stint as a “penetration tester” was almost like returning to his roots.

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How Many College Admissions Officers Check Applicants’ Facebook Profiles?

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The percentage of college admissions officers who have visited applicants’ profiles on Facebook and other social networks reached an all-time high of 31 percent, according to a recent study by Kaplan Test Prep, but applicants are wising up, as 30 percent of admissions officers reported findings that negatively impacted their chances, down from 35 percent in 2012.

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USC’s Collegeology Games Turns College-Application Process Into Facebook Game

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Applying to colleges and seeking financial aid is no game, but a Facebook game from the Collegeology Games project — a collaboration of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education’s Pullias Center for Higher Education and the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Game Innovation Lab — is aimed at guiding high-school students in the U.S. through the long process.

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