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More About Facebook Privacy

by Barbara J. Feldman March 17, 2011

Facebook has been taking strides to try and protect the privacy of its customers but it has a hard with so many people joining the social media site all the time. There are 500 million registered users and this number continues to grow, making it very difficult for facebook to do all that they can […]

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How did Tagged Get My Email Address?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 16, 2009

Although technically neither spam nor phishing, those aggressive emails from Tagged claiming a friend has sent you photos are certainly pushing the limits of netiquette. Ask Leo explains how got your email address and know your friend’s name, and why you should simply ignore them.

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How to Use Gmail as a Spam Filter for Your Pop3 Email

by Barbara J. Feldman November 13, 2007

In addition to being an excellent choice for web-based email, Google’s Gmail can also be used as a spam-filtering front end to your existing email client. For two slightly different approaches on how to do this, read Dylan at Mboffin or John Zeratsky.

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Stop Instant Message Spam

by Barbara J. Feldman October 9, 2007

As spam instant messages (IM) become more and more prevalent, it’s a good practice to configure your IM software to only accept messages from people you know. In AIM, click on Edit, Settings, and then click on the Privacy settings, and then choose “Only Allow Users on my Buddy List.” For instructions on how to […]

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Forwarded Emails

by Barbara J. Feldman August 28, 2007

In addition to the sheer annoyance of receiving forwarded emails with hundreds of email addresses visible in the body of the message, warning you about something or another (and urging you to email all your friends), there is a high probability that the message itself is simply not true. Next time you get one, instead […]

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E-Card Spam

by Barbara J. Feldman July 31, 2007

In recent months, e-card spam infected with a virulent computer worm has increased. How do you tell the difference between a valid e-card and a virus? Never open a greeting card sent from an unnamed friend, neighbor, classmate, schoolmate, partner or family member. Two things to look for are whether you know the sender, and […]

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