TechBytes: Facebook Privacy

Internet Security, Want To Know If Your Plane Has Wi-Fi On Board?

Oct. 18, 2010— -- There are new concerns about a privacy breach on Facebook. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that many of the site's most popular apps, including Farmville, have been transmitting personal ID's to advertising and tracking companies. Those ID's can be used to look up member's names, even if they use the strictest privacy settings. Facebook says it is taking steps to address the problem, and appears to have shut down some of these applications.

Internet Security Program

The government is studying a new Australian security program designed to limit hacker attacks. The program allows Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers. The companies could then limit online access if people don't fix the problem.

Wi-Fi on Board?

Want to know if you'll be able to log on to the Internet during your next flight? A new website called HasWiFi lets you check if you'll be on a plane with Wi-Fi access -- all you need is your carrier and flight number.

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