Do you check your kid’s Facebook account?

It doesn’t matter that there’s an age limit in creating a Facebook account. All a minor has to do is change the year of his/her birth and that’s it! I am sure most of you parents out there are aware that your minor kid has a Facebook account, right? If not, go check and I am sure he/she has one!

Now, if you already know your kid’s Facebook account, make sure you check the photos in it. Is your kid posting an inappropriate photo? Is he/she exchanging photos with a stranger (who could be a pedophile or a sex offender for all you know!)? Check it now!

There’s this teen I would like to talk some sense to. She keeps posting photos of herself showing skin! I am pretty sure her goal is to make her boyfriend (who is also a minor like her) drool over her ‘sexy’ photos. Ugh! I am not sure if her dad sees the photos but if he does, I hope he tells her to delete it. What is she thinking?!?

Go check your kid’s Facebook account now. You’d be surprised what photos and updates he/she is posting there!

Phishing scam

There is an issue with Bluehost right now regarding emails being sent out to account holders with information running like this: “Your personal account information has been changed.” with a link to click if you want it stopped…

DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK!

According to a Bluehost support tech, it is a phishing scam.

So here’s what I did — I blocked the IP address 71.226.135.64 which came with the email and I changed my web host account password. Just to be sure.

Do it now as well. And be very careful in opening emails purported to be from legit partners. Do not click any link that comes in an email unless you are very sure of the source.

Anti-Cybercrime Bill

The House of Representatives passed the newest version of the Anti-Cybercrime Bill (HB 5808). It is also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 which includes online threats and online defamation as cybercrime offenses. The Senate had the old version of the bill Anti Cybercrime Bill (Senate Bill 2796). The House of Representatives and the Senate will consolidate both bills into one and will be passed into law after approval of the president.

Now, cybercrime not only includes online intrusion, hacking or illegal use of network resources but online libel as well.

For those found guilty of online defamation, penalty will be a minimum of Php500,000 and a maximum of 1M pesos plus jail time.

I am still vague about this bill because on one hand it will curtail the freedom of speech we bloggers have. But on another hand it will at least give us bloggers and other online people a rule to follow and a leash so as not to abuse the online freedom we are given.

What do you think of this Anti-Cybercrime Bill?

Fight SOPA!

Fight SOPA

People will not allow SOPA to happen. I am sure of it! So many people are fighting to stop SOPA and PIPA I am sure blood will be shed before it becomes a law. I hope it won’t happen because truly that would be the end of the internet as we know it.

Does anyone know what happened to SOPA now?

Alexa: Something weird’s going on with the ranks

I don’t know if you noticed it but there are weird updates going on in Alexa. I don’t know why all of a sudden all my blogs’ Alexa ranks are going down. I know that not everyone is having the same problems. I know that not all blogs are affected, especially those with good and regular traffic. But most of my blogs which are not getting much traffic got huge leaps of downward rank updates!

Are you experiencing the same thing?

In the past regular updates in your blog can bring a positive update in Alexa. But these days, even if you write 10 fresh entries a day you will be shocked to see your Alexa still going down.

What the hell is going on?!?

RIP, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Another brilliant mind has left us. Steve Jobs passed away today. The mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died according to a statement from Apple. Jobs was 56.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Rest in peace, Steve.

The world became a little more fun because of you.

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