As what people say, do not place anything in your Facebook profile that you would not like to be used by individuals with prying eyes and bad motives.
But if you can’t stop yourself from uploading photographs on Facebook that can be taken for granted by individuals who have ill intentions then you might want to try McAfee’s latest app.
McAfee has been in the business of providing security for desktops and laptops. They have released security apps for your smartphones and they are now entering a new market.
This McAfee app will help you add an additional layer of protection in your Facebook account. This enables you to protect your photos and asks the owner to list the individuals that you are granting access to them.
To others who have no access to them, these images will appear fuzzy. Even those Facebook images that you tag your friends that do not have access can’t view the images in a pristine way.
They can’t also grab, download or print these photos.
This McAfee app is currently under beta phase. During this period anybody can download the app and use it on their Web browsers. Tt currently only supports Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
This might be what they mean that a company headed by a single man would go to ruin. They said two (or more) heads are better than one, but Facebook’s CEO calls all the shots himself. Spending cash like it was his pocket money, and throwing features left and right, forcing the timeline. There are a lot of disappointed Facebook users out there. Some are threatening to leave, while I’ve known of others that have already left Facebook. Here is another reason why you might want to leave the social site.
Facebook recently put live an app that allows Facebook and all other users who use the app to see where you are. That is right. Your Facebook account is plastered in our faces and shows us that you are nearby. An app they call ‘Find Friends Nearby’ was another controversial hit against the average user’s privacy. You know what? Facebook freaked out and pulled the app as soon as they could.
People nowadays are already freaked out with privacy issues, the last thing they want is to add another way for people to lose anonymity. Still, Facebook defends the feature as something that people can use to effectively add a new friend by simply launching this app and locating that friend.
I think that is rubbish. If that is all they wanted, the best way was to implement digital Facebook business cards that can easily be shared from phone to phone. That would be the logical way of providing someone your Facebook location, without going through search.
Despite pulling the app from circulation, you have to wonder, what if they have access to it right now and know where you are, and you don’t know they do yet? I hear Big Brother calling, do you?
Well, about 13 million individuals still ask this question without any answer being provided to them either by the site or friends. This data is according to the June issue of Consumer Reports magazine.
The report also indicated that about 28% of individuals who were polled by the magazine shared almost all of their wall posts beyond their immediate friends.
The magazine was able to uncover this information by Facebook users. And mind you, the survey was only done in US and not the whole world. This means that number will only rise if you include global figures.
About 4.8 million Facebook users have posted details about their plans for the day. This information can alert criminals and could deal significant damage to the user’s home or to him or her. There have been incidents that criminals use this certain information to rob homes.
The study also included in the survey that would point out to insurance companies using that information against them. They found out that about 4.7 million individuals Liked a certain Facebook page that deals about health conditions or treatments for a certain condition.
This survey highlights the problem Facebook users have when they neglect their privacy on social networking sites.