(Once) The world’s greatest conman giving advice on how to protect yourself against Facebook scams? Now, that’s a bit controversial. But, come to think of it, who better to offer advice on how not to get scammed than a scam expert?
If you saw Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can,” you probably know who I’m talking about.
The internet is not just a valuable learning tool for children, but also a major player in how they socialize. Between the tablets, phones, laptops, school computers and gaming devices, children have access to the internet just as much as we do, but they aren’t prepped with the same kinds of tools to protect themselves. Simply put, your child could be putting themselves in harm’s way by unknowingly engaging in risky online behaviour patterns.
Here is a couple to keep an eye out for:
Facebook has over a billion users, but unfortunately some of them are scammers and hackers. And while Facebook is doing what it can to tackle the problem, these cybercriminals don’t give up easy. The best way to avoid these scams is to educate yourself on blogs such as this one, and to be smart about how you interact with social media. There is no such thing as a “free iPad,” no matter how much personal information you share!
Facebook didn’t come up with the ‘Like’ button, and that is the reason behind Facebook being sued this month. Rembrandt Social Media filed the lawsuit, stating that Facebook’s success was based on several of a Dutch programmer’s (now deceased) patents, which they now own. According to the paperwork submitted with the lawsuit, Facebook was aware of the patents for the ‘Like’ button and referenced them in their application to patent their own social networking tools.