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Five hidden dangers of Facebook (Q&A)

Facebook claims that it has 400 million users. But are they well-protected from prying eyes, scammers, and unwanted marketers?

Not according to Joan Goodchild, senior editor of CSO (Chief Security Officer) Online.

She says your privacy may be at far greater risk of being violated than you know, when you log onto the social-networking site, due to security gaffes or marketing efforts by the company.

Facebook came under fire this past week, when 15 privacy and consumer protection organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that the site, among other things, manipulates privacy settings to make users’ personal information available for commercial use. Also, some Facebook users found their private chats accessible to everyone on their contact list–a major security breach that’s left a lot of people wondering just how secure the site is.

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parents are clueless…


cyper savvy parents

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You thought your Parents did not know…That’s all about to change… itsReal

A seminar is coming to teach your parents all about what you get up to online…

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Odex has copyright owners’ support – What about the REAL criminals

Much is being said about the ODEX saga…why did ODEX and its partners take so long to take action..why now target every day consumers with fines of between SGD3-5K which i am sure is hard for the general person to pay, why aren’t they tracking down the REAL criminals who started this whole saga in the beginning…I mean THOSE who made these source files available in the first place so others could download….what is happening to them…why wasn’t actioned taken LONG ago…

Latest Report below from ZDNET Asia

SINGAPORE–Odex wants to prove that it has the authority to prosecute those who illegally downloaded anime.

Accompanied by a panel of representatives from the respective copyright-holding anime companies from Japan, the Singapore-based anime distributor held a press conference Thursday to announce its plans to continue its battle against illegal downloaders.



Odex is appealing against a recent court ruling that prevented it access to the names of Pacific Internet’s subscribers who illegally downloaded anime. The court dismissal was on the basis of Odex not being the copyright-holder of the content.

However, Odex said today that it has been appointed by the Japanese anime companies to act on their behalf, and that it had first received authorization letters before going ahead with its initial proceedings.

Satoshi Banno, vice president of Gonzo Digimation Holdings, acknowledged that Odex was given the authority: “DVD and TV revenues have been affected, and we need to protect our copyright.”

And should the court require direct intervention from the copyright-holders, Ryuji Kochi, international department manager at Toei Animation Enterprises, said they would come to Singapore.

Odex presented stacks of records listing IP addresses belonging to illegal downloaders of anime content

Stephen Sing said the company is not going after all illegal downloaders but only those who have downloaded regularly and in high volumes. While he would not reveal the company’s benchmark for what that constitutes, he said that this further narrows down the figures from its initial list of IP addresses.

According to Odex Managing Director Peter Go, since a single user may have multiple IP addresses in one session, the 1,000 IP addresses belonging to SingNet has translated to some 400 names.

Of the 300 SingNet subscribers, who were issued letters, 105 have come forth to negotiate with Odex. Go confirmed that the company has received payment from some.

The first two ISPs, SingNet and StarHub, have been ordered by the court to hand over the guilty subscribers’ details, of which Odex has received from SingNet. Sing said that it was still waiting for StarHub’s submission.

Sing gave assurance that Odex would release the figures paid to the company after the proceedings are over: “The figures will be audited and there will be transparency,” he said.


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Princessa and the Little Lamb Episode 2 – itsReal

Here is the next Episode of princessa and the little lamb, with more on the ODEX saga,  which iPhone and  Little Lamb losers it over HAIRSPRAY… Proudly Produced by The Pacific West Communications.

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Stopping Piracy – buy a CD – what rubbish! – itsReal

How PR and Advertising companies can spread the wrong message…

“A recent advertisement I heard on radio was informing people to buy CDs and stop “downloading” over the Internet in an effort to stop piracy.It seemed innocuous enough. A well intentioned community announcement followed by the eloquent words of an international artiste who offered that downloading over the Internet was killing creativity and instead we should buy a CD, ostensibly so we could “read the cover and really feel it”.What a load of rubbish! Well the sentiment was there. But just a little lacking in educational benefit for a community announcement. The PR guys writing the script for the artists need to step up to the plate before they get whacked out the park themselves.”

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