The main question I have about Facebook allowing apps to collect (and keep) user data is, “Who didn’t know this was going on?”
Seriously? You play the FB games to learn which celebrity you’re most like or what your “real” age is or what your personality IQ is, and you don’t think that someone, somewhere devised the quiz for a commercial purpose? You get asked questions about your habits, likes, and dislikes, and you don’t suspect that the software is collecting data about you for some reason?
When you click to play/answer a quiz you’re told that the app is going to have access to all sorts of your personal information, often including your contacts. You have to say, “Okay”!
Perhaps the most obvious collectors/sharers of data with Facebook are […]
No one intentionally installs an application that is going to encrypt their files until they pay a ransom, log their keystrokes and report their bank passwords to crooks in Russia, or hijack their web browser to show ads instead of the sites they want to go to. Bad guys have to trick you into going to some web site, looking at an infected message, or clicking on a link to allow them to download their toxic programs.
Basically, YOU have to give the jerks permission to infect your computer.
So the people who want to get inside your computer send you clever, urgent messages to get you to unleash their poisonous computer code on your computer. Frankly, the […]
This picture went viral when it was posted on Tumbler along with the question, “.. is this dress white and gold, or blue and black?” Everyone who viewed the dress thought that the question was silly. For half of the people the answer was unequivocally gold and white. The other half were equally sure that the dress was blue and black.
Personally, I first saw it as gold and white. I couldn’t understand how anyone could see anything else. Then I came back from being in a dark room, and the picture had magically changed. The dress was definitely blue and […]
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