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Verify your account Facebook scam

There appear to be three very similar facebook scams going around at the moment, all with the theme of Facebook Account Verification, and if you don’t verify your accounts, something nasty is going to happen. Not that you will fall in a puddle of mud, but much worse, your facebook account will be closed. Well, what can I say …… this isn’t true – your Facebook account is not going to be closed if you don’t verify your account, pay money or move to Scotland.  Its a scam. And its pretty   harsh one, these guys not only want you to spread it all around but they […]

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LinkedIn Update, Member Passwords were Hacked – How to change Password

LinkedIn have now confirmed that some of the passwords were hacked today. Well, what they actually say is “We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts.” Members that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid. These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any links in these emails. For security reasons, you should never change your password on any website by following a link in an email. These affected […]

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Where are my DM’s #Twitter

There have been an increasing amount of complaints regarding missing dm’s, lost messages, direct messages on Twitter recently and there are likely to be a few more in the next few days. Twitter has deleted some users DM’s – Direct Messages. Its okay, its just a twitter bug, they do know about it …. Twitter Support says Bug Alert: Some users are currently experiencing an issue with direct messages disappearing, without the sender or receiver deleting them from their inbox. Some users may experience a delay in DM delivery. A notification may arrive to your email inbox, but the DM won’t […]

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Who needs to comply to the new EU Cookie Regulations

I know many people are confused about the EU cookie regulations, you are not alone. We are all confused and amazed that it is even a law.   I will try to keep this short and simple as I know you guys get bored with lots of text, however, it won’t be easy. Some still think it’s not a real law – this is because the media has not made much noise about the Cookie regulations so here are a few links that might help BBC –  The Telegraph – <- Information from here will be in blue text. We can only hope and […]

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New Facebook Scam – Oakleys Sunglasses Hoax

There is a new Facebook scam that promises you a Free Pair of Oakleys Sunglasses. Its not from Oakley sadly, so no free sunglasses, just a hoax. Slightly different to all of the other survey scams we have discussed. The message appears on your friends wall, so you think it must be safe he has done it, wrong! To celebrate the Summer, Oakley is giving away free shades to all Facebook users. Its a two step process this time where you have to first share the link and then like the page – Liking the page takes you to a survey that […]

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Where to find the URL or Link for a tweet or post on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more.

Many people ask me how to find the direct url or link or address – for a tweet on Twitter or posts from other social networks so that they can repost elsewhere – maybe for a mission in Empire Avenue for instance. So here is how to… How to find the direct link of a tweet using Twitter.com 1. Click on your twitter name ( or someone elses) in your profile it will bring up a page that says view more tweets.   2. Find the tweet that you require, and hover over the right hand side – it will […]

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