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Facebook Freely Fraternizing


It’s no mystery that Facebook gift wraps a lot of your data for advertisers. Facebook lets its advertisers use your likes, even your name, hobbies and more. But until recently, all of that has happened online.

Now, Facebook wants to move its scary ad tracking into your everyday life, too. Facebook has a plan to link things you buy in the real world to your Facebook profile to help advertisers target you. If it goes through, advertisers will be able to serve you incredibly specific ads!

Facebook has struck a deal with two companies: Acxiom and Epsilon. You’ve probably never heard of them, but they know everything about you. They get data from stores about what you buy with loyalty or rewards cards.

Whenever you swipe a loyalty card, everything you purchase is tied to your name. This lets companies like Acxiom and Epsilon see what brands you like. They can also track what sort of diet you have, what medicine you take and more.

Unlike online ads (which can track the same information) these aren’t just attached to a random profile number. They’re attached to your name, address, phone number and any other information you gave when you applied for the loyalty card.

You can see more at: http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=14119&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=notd&utm_content=2013-03-26-article_1-cta#sthash.0plV7swa.dpuf

Hmmm…

Facebook shares all of your data,

It’s not making me any gladder.

They give it away,

And you have no say,

They seem to think that doesn’t matter.

 

It’s all on the net,

For them to just get,

And haunt you with ads galore.

They know what you buy,

And things that you try,

From just about every store.

 

So what can you do?

It’s all up to you,

To stop them with this little fix.

Don’t give them your info,

It’s nothing they should know,

And put an end to their sly tricks.

 © 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh

Facebook Fraud Fiends


This isn’t funny at all…

I got this in an email from  Kim Komando site today:

http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=13509&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=alert&utm_content=2012-10-25-main

Hackers are sending out more scam email than ever before. That’s probably because it works!

Too many people click on links in email without thinking about how unsafe it is. Don’t be one of those people!

The latest scam to watch for is a fake email supposedly from Facebook. The email says that someone left an offensive comment on your Facebook wall and tells you to click a button to see the comment.

Of course, if you click the button you’re taken to a malicious site that looks like a Facebook profile page. The page installs the Blackhole exploit on your system, which allows hackers to remotely install other malware, including viruses that can steal your personal information!

There is a quick way you can tell this email is a fake. The sender address is faceb00k.com instead of facebook.com. That’s a common hacker trick that’s easy to miss.

However, even if the email sender did say facebook.com, it might still be a trick. Your best bet for staying safe is to open your browser and log in to your Facebook account manually.

If someone really did post something on your wall, it will show up as a notification in your profile. And you don’t have to worry about accidentally visiting a malicious website.

Hackers are sending out more scam email than ever before. That’s probably because it works!

Too many people click on links in email without thinking about how unsafe it is. Don’t be one of those people!

The latest scam to watch for is a fake email supposedly from Facebook. The email says that someone left an offensive comment on your Facebook wall and tells you to click a button to see the comment.

Of course, if you click the button you’re taken to a malicious site that looks like a Facebook profile page. The page installs the Blackhole exploit on your system, which allows hackers to remotely install other malware, including viruses that can steal your personal information!

There is a quick way you can tell this email is a fake. The sender address is faceb00k.com instead of facebook.com. That’s a common hacker trick that’s easy to miss.

However, even if the email sender did say facebook.com, it might still be a trick. Your best bet for staying safe is to open your browser and log in to your Facebook account manually.

If someone really did post something on your wall, it will show up as a notification in your profile. And you don’t have to worry about accidentally visiting a malicious website.

Banger boys busted by bragging.


Fourteen teenage gang members were arrested after accepting a Facebook friend request. They bragged about their crimes. Their new friend turned out to be a policeman.

Here are some suitable headlines…

Cop captures crooks.

Teens tagged for telling truthful tales.

 

Hmmm…

Some criminal teens were heard bragging,

Not of fighting, or speeding or dragging,

They told of real crimes,

More than nickels and dimes,

They got caught cuz their IQs were sagging.

Facing Facebook’s Future


Wall Street analyst, Eric Jackson says Facebook won’t last another decade. He thinks the company is failing to take control of the mobile market, which will be its downfall.

Will Facebook flounder?

What about its founder?

I thought the business was sounder.

Hmmm…

Some people think Facebook won’t last long.

It sounds like the words to a blues song;

It hasn’t failed yet,

Is it a sure bet?

Or will people just give it the old gong?

Facebook? Heartbook? Spleenbook?


Facebook is now allowing users to sign up as organ donors in their timeline. I haven’t done it yet. I did sign up for the driver’s license organ donor program. I wonder if there would be a legal battle between the DMV and FB if I signed up with FB. I can see it now. “Body Snatchers Three…Parts is Parts.”

Hmmm.

There is an old man on my corner,

Who signed up to be a dead donor;

He’s giving his heart,

And other good parts,

Of which he is currently owner.

 

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