How to identify fake accounts in Facebook  There are a number of techniques to spot a fake Facebook account, but none of them are conclusive evidence that the account is false.  1. Profile Picture – The profile picture often explains a lot about an account. A single profile picture could help us distinguish between an active user or not. If the account has a single profile picture, then it shall raise a question. Further, most of the fake accounts have either no profile pic...

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One would believe that, in a day of increasing technological improvements in business techniques, the security of those resources is mostly based on technical controls and programming algorithms. While the technical aspect of security is vital, there is one weakness that cannot be addressed through technology. That vulnerability is specific to a particular element that is unavoidably important in any company's day-to-day operations. This vital component is the human employee, who is vulnerab...

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  The term "social media" refers to a set of platforms for sharing and debating information that are based on the internet and mobile phones. It is a platform that combines technology, telecommunications, and social contact to allow people to communicate using words, photographs, videos, and music. Web-based and mobile technologies are employed in social media to convert communication into an interactive discussion.  Social Media can be broadly divided into following ca...

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The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (the "Intermediary Rules") will fundamentally alter how Indians use the internet. While Part I of the Intermediary Rules primarily defines terms, Parts II and III of the Intermediary Rules contain the actual compliances and requirements. The regulation of intermediaries, including social media intermediaries, is the subject of Part II. Messaging-related intermediaries, such as WhatsApp, Signa...

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Data sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp  Users have been wondering and concerned about the amount of data that will pass between the two platforms since Facebook purchased WhatsApp in 2014. As part of the privacy policy refresh, WhatsApp also removed a section about opting out of sharing certain data with Facebook, which stated that if you are an existing user, you can choose not to have your WhatsApp account information shared with Facebook to improve your Facebook ads and product ex...

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WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy WhatsApp, a Facebook subsidiary, has recently updated its privacy policies. The company reiterated that messages sent in the normal course are not retained. Only if the message is not delivered immediately or if it is a forwarded message will the company's servers keep it. End-to-end encryption is provided by the company to protect messages from third-party access. If someone uses the company's recently introduced payment services, the company ha...

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