Must Read @ How-To-Geek: Beware of These 7 Facebook Scams

I have a saying here at “What’s On My PC”… It is “Believe Nothing, Verify Everything!”…

Unlike the email spam of the late 90s and early 2000s, Facebook’s scams can be harder to spot. They hide in plain sight and recycle old tactics while preying on some of the most trusting members of society. Don’t let yourself or someone you care about fall for a Facebook scam. Learn what to look for and stay safe.

A shadowy figure using a smartphone in front of the Facebook logo.

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Today’s Tech News Briefs @ What’s On My PC…

November 12, 2019


Today’s Tech News Briefs:

A rollout of Google Photo’s re-designed single-view overflow menu and metadata (EXIF) panel; an upcoming Google badging system that will shame sites that are slow loading; the best Network Mapping Tools; how to create HTML newsletter from RSS feed of any website for free; AND, Facebook is rolling out a Shortcut Bar Setting feature on iOS (coming to Android in the weeks ahead) that gives you control over what you see at the bottom of its mobile app…

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Today’s Featured Android Apps @ What’s On My PC

November 9, 2019


Today’s Android Apps: 

A Facebook alternative (Swipe for Facebook) – lightweight, highly customizable, and battery friendly, with a strict “no tracking” policy to ensure your privacy is secured; Watch 100+ live TV channels (Pluto TV) and 1000’s of movies and TV shows on-demand, all streaming free; An art drawing game (Paint by Number) to color modern artworks with coloring by numbers…

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Downloads, News, Etc… Blue Messenger, TheSage, Earth Alerts and Facebook News

Most everyone does Facebook… Here is a web browser extension called Blue Messenger that gives you the smartphone version of Facebook in your browser. With built-in alerts, you will never miss a FB message or post again, with this extension. Appears Blue Messenger is available for Chrome, Opera and Firefox (with Edge coming soon).

If you are a writer or someone that struggles with words and their definitions, I highly recommend TheSage (a comprehensive dictionary and thesaurus). I know you can look up words on Google, but TheSage is even better in that it is right at your fingertips when working from your computer. There is a FREE version of TheSage and a version you can buy (with more features). I usually download the portable version of this software.

Last on the list today is Earth Alerts. This software application gives you the ability to monitor global activity occurring, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and tropical cyclones (typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms, tropical depressions and other disturbances). Like we need more disasters in our life…

Facebook sure has been in the news a lot lately and now I am seeing where they are rolling out their own curated “News” tab that will highlight news it believes is relevant to individual users — read more @ engadget


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Facebook and Politics: Don’t Be A Lemming (believe nothing, verify everything, don’t spread false information)

“Believe Nothing, Verify Everything, Don’t Spread It”… People are like lemmings and will believe and follow anything… The social networks, in conjunction with foreign adversaries (enemies), have used these platforms to incite people by posting “false” sensitive topics in regards to 2nd amendment rights, abortion, social security, religion, race, party affiliation, etc.. that has caused the current divisive thinking in the United States. In other words, Facebook is and was used as a propaganda platform by foreign enemies. If you see these sorts of postings, avoid spreading them because the enemy wants you to spread these things so that there is chaos, hate, and divisiveness.

Much of what you read during the last election cycle on Facebook was posted through Russian infiltration and to this day it is still occurring. Dirty Politicians had done the same, as well, and now Facebook has given the official green light for them (the dirty politicians) to do so again (see source link at the end of this post).

Don’t be a lemming, “Believe Nothing, Verify Everything” via reputable sources. What you see on Facebook or any of the social network platforms should be checked and verified. For God’s Sake, don’t spread it if you can’t verify it. Don’t let it get under your skin; and, one way to do that is by blocking the sources entirely. If you must post your political thoughts, set up a Facebook group or another page for that purpose only.

Why Facebook can’t stop politicians from lying |The Verge

As of this week, though, that policy comes with an asterisk. As Judd Legum reported this week in his newsletter, Popular Information, Facebook is now exempting political figures from this policy. If a political candidate or party wants to run a Facebook ad announcing that their rival is a lizard person, they now have an open lane to do so.

Facebook’s new rules let politicians lie in their ads. It’s bad, but asking Facebook to regulate political speech is worse…

Continue Reading @ The Verge


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Here’s how to hide and report comments on Facebook | The Next Web

Hiding a comment means it will disappear from your point of view. However, the person who posted it, along with any of your mutual friends, will still be able to view it. But what kind of comments are worth hiding? Well, maybe the ones that could spoil a TV show you’re watching, for example.  And finally, reporting a comment is kind of like a citizen’s arrest. Well, not really… but it does mean that if you see an offensive comment, you can flag it to the Facebook police who will then decide if it has violated its community standards. If it does, it’ll be deleted.

Continue Reading @ The Next Web

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