"Facebook Security" Category

Statistics: 38% of Children on Facebook are Under 12

children_facebookAccording to the new research, Facebook’s restriction for registration of users under 13 years old, does not stop little children from doing it.

Previously we had an overview of the Popular Tools for Monitoring Your Children on Facebook. Now MinorMonitor, a tool for parents for monitoring activity of their children on Facebook, reports that in a poll of 1000 parents about how their kids use Facebook, appears that 38% of children under 12 years old are on Facebook. Among 1000 children, according to their parents, 40 were under the age of six.

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NEW: Groups for Schools on Facebook

groups_for_schools_facebookThe world’s largest social network Facebook announced private Groups for Schools. Only users with the valid email address of the particular college or university will be able to join them, according to the corporate blog of Facebook.

To join the main group of the college or university, you need to go to the Groups for Schools service page, use the search box to find the right school, and then leave a valid email address, which was provided by school.

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Recover Your Facebook Password with the Help of Friends

facebook_trusted_friendsSocial network Facebook has introduced two new features to its own security system. This is reported on Facebook Security page.

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24 Years Old Student Started War Against Facebook

facebook_max_Schrems24 years old student of the University of Vienna Max Schrems is fighting with the Facebook company for several months. It all started with the fact that Max posted a few well-composed letters to the Facebook, and made the California’s office to sent him a CD-ROM with all the personal data collected over three years of activity on the site.

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Facebook is Going to Scan for Malicious Links and Racism

facebook_logo-580x340.jpgThe social network has confirmed its intention to scan all posted links on the site for malware and racism in real time with their partner – Websense company.

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Australia can close Facebook for Teenagers

facebook-age-restrictionAustralia may increase age limits for signing up to Facebook. If a positive decision on this matter is accepted, then sign up to Facebook in Australia can only begin at the age of 18.

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Automatic Facial Recognition on Facebook

facebook-facialFor the first time recognition of faces in photos appeared on Facebook last year, but it worked only for users in North America. Now, a new feature available to all users without exception. When you load a new image Facebook will try to guess who is it, and offer to tag this man.

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Why My Facebook Account was Banned?

All the Facebook account holders potentially incur danger to be excluded from the list of the users of the social networking site. This may happen if they violate rules, moreover, irrespective of the reasons causing the violation. Ignorance of the rules is no excuse. That is why here is a list of things to avoid while visiting Facebook. If you follow them, you won’t face risk to be banned and will be able to keep in touch with your Facebook friends without any troubles. Read more

Popular Tools for Monitoring Your Children on Facebook

The discussions about the use of the social networking site by children appeared a long time ago and go on to remain one of the most important problems of today. The debates led even to enactment of age restrictions for Facebook users. Only children reached 13 years are allowed to register on the site.

But even if the child is old enough to be a Facebook account holder his/her parents are usually concerned about their child’s activities on the net. And this concern seems to be reasonable because the social networking site is full of data of different content.

That is why parents are advised to take control of the child’s actions on the site; and the following products were created exactly for the purpose to help parents to do it.
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New Virus on Facebook: ‘Naked and Funny’ Posts

The number of naked and funny videos spread over the social networking site has considerably increased in a short span of time. The video is not worth to be advised watching as is puts malware on your computer and spam on the walls of all of your friends.

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