Want to communicate over Facebook without installing Messenger? Here’s a few options…

Well some of you know that I have a strained relationship with FB to put it mildly….. but friends, family and potential clients/customers are there so I must acquiesce to a point. BUT I do it without using the official FB apps because to be frank, they are shitty. They use way too many resources on mobile devices and as I have detailed in more than a few posts, them shits is all in your business in places they have no business looking.

So here’s a few options to make life dealing with FB a little easier… sorry IOS folks but this is for the Android users because your options are very limited…

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Office Depot rigged PC malware scans to sell unneeded $300 tech support


That’s even worse than the Geek Squad and their BS….. and folks acted like I was overcharging them when I did waaaaaaaaay more than most paid for lol smh

Office Depot and a partner company tricked customers into buying unneeded tech support services by offering PC scans that gave fake results, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers paid up to $300 each for unnecessary services. Continue reading

Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks

I don’t trust ANY tracking app or any kind of tracking period…. what happened to being an actual parent and not letting kids run willy-nilly…

Family tracking apps can be very helpful if you’re worried about your kids or spouse, but they can be nightmarish if that data falls into the wrong hands. Security researcher Sanyam Jain has revealed to TechCrunch that React Apps’ Family Locator left real-time location data (plus other sensitive personal info) for over 238,000 people exposed for weeks in an insecure database. It showed positions within a few feet, and even showed the names for the geofenced areas used to provide alerts. You could tell if parents left home or a child arrived at school, for instance. Continue reading

Please, for the Love of God, Make Sure You Delete Things Properly

Good info here….

Your personal data—be it financial spreadsheets or web searches—is not something you want to be leaving behind for other people to find, and totally wiping your activity off devices or the web takes a few more steps than you might have realized. Don’t worry though, as we’re going to walk you through the process. Continue reading

How Facebook Schemed Against Its Users

This story should surprise no one… FB ain’t shit…

Last year, I was trying to solve a mystery. Facebook’s “People You May Know” tool was outing sex workers’ real identities to their clients, and vice versa, and I was trying to figure out how. A sex worker using the pseudonym Leila told me she had gone to great lengths to hide her identity from clients by using an alternate name, alternate email address, and burner phone number—contact information she didn’t provide to Facebook—yet Facebook was still inextricably linking her with her clients, suggesting them to her real-name account as people she might want to friend. Continue reading

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

China is not to be trusted…. but you knew that already….

In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elemental’s national security contracts weren’t the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazon’s government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA. Continue reading

Facebook Can’t Reset All Breach Victims’ Access Tokens

Shout to FB and ther ‘security’ smmfh

Warning: Attackers behind the recently revealed Facebook mega-breach may still be able to access victims’ accounts at third-party web services and mobile apps, and Facebook has offered no timeline for when that might change. Continue reading