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What the Tech? Your Facebook Information May Be Posted on a Hacker Forum

A 2+-year-old data breach of Facebook information is back in the news and in terms of data breaches, this one is pretty bad. The Facebook information was taken by hackers two years ago and includes phone numbers, names, birthdates, gender, Facebook ID, and location of over 32 million Facebook users in the United States alone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s information…

What the Tech? Facebook’s Fake Account Problem

By now most of us are aware there are fake Facebook accounts and profiles but according to Facebook, the problem is much bigger than we can imagine. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee examines how Facebook and other platforms are meeting the challenge of deleting false information, the company released statistics of fake profiles and false information. In the…

Former UAB President Charles McCallum Dies

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A former president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham who also served as mayor of Vestavia Hills died Saturday. A cause of death for Dr. Charles A. “Scotty” McCallum Jr. was not released. He was 95 years old. News outlets report McCallum’s son, Chris, posted on Facebook about his father’s death, saying “Dad made it…

What the Tech? Why You Should Manage Facebook Friends Lists

Posting something controversial on social media is risky. Whether it’s about protests, conspiracy theories, masks, religion, or college football you can alienate, offend and anger some people you like in real life. According to MentalHelp.net, social media is a breeding ground for conversations that make you and other people angry. You can defriend or block them forever, or keep them…

Mark Zuckerberg Bans Trump from Facebook, Instagram Until Inauguration or Longer

Facebook will bar President Donald Trump from posting on its system at least until the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. In a post Thursday morning, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the risk of allowing Trump to use the platform is too great, following his incitement of a mob that later touched off a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on…