privacy

Digital Cowboys: A Serious Deworming
Each week, we invite one listener to bring in his or her sick computer for us to work on. This week, Dale brought in an ill Dell with Windows XP, infected with the nasty FBI MoneyPak virus that demanded he pay $200 before unlocking his computer.
Dale brought his computer into the Corral yesterday and…
Did Facebook Release Your Private Information?
Monday afternoon, we posted a story about Facebook inadvertently publishing many users' private messages in their Timeline history. Facebook subsequently claimed the mix-up was a false alarm: people were mis-remembering old wall posts as private messages.
Many Facebook users, however, continued to cl…
UPDATED: Facebook Says Privacy Breach ‘False’ Rumor – BBC
Update: The BBC is reporting the  postings are actually public posts. It can be difficult to remember what's public and what's not when dealing with messages/posts that are four or five years old. But this is a good reminder that anything on the internet - even if you think it to be p…