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Updating your security information on facebook

Like it or not majority of us have a facebook account. It is one of the most popular social media web sites at the moment. There are those who refuse to go into facebook, like my cousin xD

For many of us, facebook has been slowly creeping into our lives, its becoming more and more engaging. How many hours do you login to facebook per day? 

What happens when you lose your access to it? So lets all update our security information and at least if it was hijacked we can recover it back ! 

The screenshot above was taken at http://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php (copy and paste)

Basically it allows the user to set at least two email addresses if you lose access to one of the email, you can still use the other one. You can also add your mobile phone number as away to verify your identity. Lastly you can set your security question, ONCE. Think carefully before you set this.

Unfortunately it seems Maxis subscribers are not able to add their mobile phone numbers. Like me, who just recently sign up with Maxis can not set my phone number for verification purposes. Hopefully things will change in the near future. 

For more information http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=436800707130

All this is to help you get your account back in case it has been compromised ! If you do not take these precautionary steps then good luck!

 

If you suspect your account being accessed by someone else, you can go into Edit Accounts and under Account Security see which device had logged into your account from where there was recent activities from. 

 

Good luck!

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Rated Awesome; the Twitter Movie Trailer #2

If your into social media, then you would have heard of TWITTER. =) this short movie was made in response to The Social Network movie which will be releasing soon in theaters (October 1st, 2010). 

I found it quite hilarious that the one of the main character looks like Kevin Rose.

It was very nicely done. Listen to the lyrics of the song at the background. Its called "I Can TWEET" by Gregory Brothers.  

This is The Social Network trailer.

Which was based on one of the worlds top social media web sites, I'm sure you know which site I'm talking about right? Yes its facebook.com

 

 

RATED #AWESOME!!! =))

 

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Facebook Instant Personalization Pilot Program

If you have been been to my page here within the past few weeks you would have noticed a small application  on the right side of the page. It looks like this

What that is is basically a social plugin from Facebook. I call it facebook going into the internet. A part of plugin was being able to embed the “Like” button onto any page. I could put it in all my pages, so if you like the article you can click like and your friends would know you have liked the article. What are the implications? Well, basically if your not logged out of facebook and you have visited my site you are still being tracked by facebook. It will know where you have been(pages). Therefore I have removed the plugin from my site.

Continuing on the facebook privacy invasion, comes Facebook’s instant personalization pilot program.

Then as usual facebook automatically opt’s in people into their programs without informing the users. For pilot program, you should request to join. But for facebook it automatically puts you into the program. What does this mean to you? When you go to sites other than facebook they will know who you are and where you came from.  

How to disable them ?

Accounts > Privacy Settings

Applications and Websites

Edit Setting

Control how select partners can personalize their features with my public information when I first arrive on their websites. Since you already posted everything to facebook. They know everything about you already. 


Uncheck the boxEven unchecking the box does not really help if your still sharing, “Please keep in mind that if you opt out, your friends may still share public Facebook information about you to personalize their experience on these partner sites unless you block the application.” So even if I have disable sharing my information you may have been sharing your information and MY information. 

Besides me being annoyed that I was automatically opted in, there is another story which you should read, better than what I wrote. Link

Figure it out.