Acting on a referral from Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that at the commission’s request, a federal court shut down the operations of Pairsys, an Albany, N.Y.-based company that coerced computer users into paying hundreds of dollars apiece for unnecessary technical support and software that was available free-of-charge.
WhatsApp, the cross-platform mobile messaging company acquired by Facebook in a $19 billion deal last month, attempted to quell fears over a security loophole in its Android application discovered by tech consultant Bas Bosschert, but Bosschert claimed that the loophole still exists despite the update to the Android app released earlier this week.
There are lots of scams going around on Facebook right now, and we bet you’ve either fallen for one or someone you know has. How would you know? The scam “outs” the poor soul in the most obvious way possible, by convincing him or her to post it on their own wall (and spread the scam further). And that’s just one of the methods circulating right now. We’ll explain and tell you what to watch out for and hopefully prevent your account from being compromised.
Facebook is trying to educate users more about scams that seep through its News Feed, but according to antivirus firm McAfee, there has been an increase in the first quarter in reports of Koobface, a virus that hijacks Facebook accounts.
Following its second-quarter earnings call last Thursday, Facebook filed its 10-Q quarterly document with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday, addressing, among other topics, increased mobile usage, revenue from game developer Zynga, and the status of various lawsuits.
If you see a tempting link on Facebook, look at the address before clicking on it. Beware of anything containing the characters /app_
Almost seven out of every 10 people on Facebook worry about their privacy while using the site, according to a poll by Gallup and USA Today.