Tag Archives: Facebook Messenger

Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behavior

The use of social media is pervasive among young adults, but not all posted content is appropriate. Now a new study by the University of Plymouth investigates why young adults might post content on social media that contains sexual or offensive material. Led by Dr Claire White from the University’s School of Psychology, the study suggests that such risky social ...

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Older users like to snoop on Facebook, but worried others might snoop on them

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check out pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content, according to a team of researchers. In a study of older people’s perception of Facebook, participants listed keeping in touch, monitoring other’s updates and sharing ...

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Are your messages secure?

Researchers at Brigham Young University have learned that most users of popular messaging apps Facebook Messenger, What’sApp and Viber are leaving themselves exposed to fraud or other hacking because they don’t know about or aren’t using important security options. “We wanted to understand how typical users are protecting their privacy,” said BYU computer science Ph.D. student Elham Vaziripour, who led ...

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