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Unfriending Facebook friends

Whether you are sick of someone’s dramatic posts or have just added someone by mistake, Drew explains how to unfriend an undesirable on Facebook... and they won’t even know!

Computer Tutorials

Advertisers on Facebook leverage your name

Drew explains how advertisers on Facebook are using your name to help promote their brands and how to update your settings to prevent it from happening.

Technology News

Pinterest opens to public

One of the fastest growing websites on the internet, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard for sharing photos and the stories around them. Until recently, Pinterest has been invitation only, but as of last week Pinterest is open for registration.

Cyber bullying goes too far

Two prominent Australian personalities have recently become the victims of cyber bulling with Australia's Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson and Wests Tigers rugby league captain Robbie Farah both being sent extremely vile harassing messages on the social network Twitter.

Computer Tutorials

Help fix my Facebook woes

YOURLifeChoices member Christine is at the end of her tether with her Mac. She has followed Drew’s defragging advice, which helped, but Facebook is playing up. Can Drew help?

Government proposal threatens your privacy

Under a suite of new proposals revealed in a discussion paper released by the Attorney-General’s Department, the internet and telephone data of every Australian could be retained for up to two years with access to this data granted to intelligence agencies. The proposal would also allow intelligence agencies increased access to personal data contained on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Security issues a major concern

Cybercrime figures are at an all time high and growing significantly

6.5 million LinkedIn Passwords hacked

A Russian forum user yesterday claimed to have hacked LinkedIn and uploaded a list of 6,458,020 encrypted passwords as proof. LinkedIn this morning confirmed that the passwords correspond with accounts on their network. These accounts have had their passwords reset and an email sent to the user asking them to create a new password.

Jailed for Facebook

A Sydney man has become the first Australian to be jailed for a social networking offence after posting nude photos of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. Ravshan Usmanov posted the pictures in October last year, less than three months after breaking up with his girlfriend. He has been sentenced to six months in jail in what is a stark warning for all users of social media.

Harsh but fair

Sydney man Ravshan Usmanov hit the news over the weekend after being sentenced to six months in jail after he posted naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. The finding was the first of its kind in Australia and one of the first in the world. So obviously this is very new ground we are treading but I must say I support the seemingly severe sentencing of Usmanov.

Social Networking

Demystifying YouTube

YouTube is one of the biggest community websites on the internet today, and it has something for everyone. Many less ‘tech-savvy’ users can be turned off by the initial confusion of YouTube’s layout. Follow Rachel’s simple YouTube survival guide and start to understand what all the fuss is about.

Facebook folly

Be careful what you type. We are constantly hearing stories of people getting into hot water over their use of social media. A recent story out of the US tells of a man being in contempt of a protective order after he posted comments about his ex-wife on Facebook. In this case, he was ordered to make a daily apology on his Facebook page for 30 days or face 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Unsurprisingly he chose the Facebook apology option because no matter how bad humble pie tastes, it sure beats doing time. This example shows that it’s not just celebrities who get into trouble for social media mistakes.

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