Mozilla Firefox and The Single-Sign-On Holy Grail

Mozilla Weave for Firefox

Mozilla Weave for Firefox

Ever since Microsoft introduced the idea of CardSpace, the holy grail of single login has been sought after by many. OpenID has been a player in the field of single login but the idea never really picked up the level of mainstream adoption needed.

With the recent growth of social media, and to leverage their reach and power, social networking sites started offering their authentication services to third party applications. Authentication systems, such as Facebook connect and Google Friend’s connect, offered users the ability to sign up using their already established ID’s and simplify the sign up process to new applications and sites.

Single-Sign-On (SSO) Woes

While that has been a great example of how social media sites are expanding into other areas of influence on the internet, it already raised quite of few alarms. Besides the single-sign-on tech wars amongst internet giants, the SSO system has facilitated phishing attacks on users. You are no longer supposed to only enter your account information on the sites that you registered on.

10 Ways Social Media Use Makes Cheating on Your Partner Easier!

When in a relationship, “thinking of, touching and talking with someone you are attracted to is considered emotional cheating“. By Yizhao Lang – Wikipedia

Together, let’s take the time machine back a hundred years ago, when technology seized to exist as opposed to its presence in our present days. Back then, there was a very limited window of opportunity for cheating in general; options were scarce and resources were less! With the introduction of phones and televisions, the options grew wider since now, partners became more exposed to the world outside; igniting their doubts and shaking their beliefs concerning the “right” person.

No Cheating!

No Cheating!

As we got introduced to the mobile phones and the internet, things got even more complicated: the ease of meeting and anonymously having secretive relationships grew! Many tricks of cheating developed such as adding a female’s name to a guy’s number for the partner not to be curious about who is calling, locking the mobile with a security code and so on!

Yet now, the mother of all cheating possibilities and techniques, has to be the child of Web 2.0 and social media!

10 Ways Social Media Use Facilitates Cheating:

Before I list to you these ways, allow me to assure you that this post, does not, in anyway, promote cheating or praises it! Rather, I would like to think of this post as an eye opener to help you realize what could be going on behind your back, or maybe even in front of you!

Facebook New Privacy Settings… Better Now?!

Finally! Facebook has caved in and revamped their privacy system and settings in hopes of resolving some of its privacy woes. Hopefully this new system will save some hapless chaps and gals from loosing their jobs because they can’t help themselves when it comes to over sharing.

How to Hack Facebook: The Trick is Social Engineering

It is often neither security loopholes nor password cracking that allow people access our private information on Facebook without our approval. It’s actually our own human nature: the trust of a friend’s name i.e. social engineering!

Ikea’s Social Marketing Genius

Watch that movie and weep. It’s not sappy of course, but its so simply brilliant it’s almost hard to bare. Ikea practically invents Facebook tag marketing. How? They use the photo tagging function where users were able to tag objects in photos of Ikea showrooms with their own names to win these very products. What [...]

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8 Tips to help you Become a LinkedIn Power User…

8 Tips to help you Become a LinkedIn Power User…

Groups

LinkedIn seems like the middle child of social networking, and is a hugely underrated site. The fact that its a zero cost business networking tool should definitely play to its advantage and it will surely hit its prime in the future. Like everybody else the only reason I got to join LinkedIn is because I kept on getting invitations...

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Is Digg really “Dead”: Statistics Show Otherwise!

Is Digg really “Dead”: Statistics Show Otherwise!

Digg's rank on Alexa.com (ranking 105 as of Nov 09)

A recent article published via cnet claims that "Digg is dead"! It then goes on to blame both Facebook and Twitter for the "kill" and the "burial". I tend to highly disagree.

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NYPD Teaches Criminals a New Way to Fool the Legal System: Facebook Updates!

NYPD Teaches Criminals a New Way to Fool the Legal System: Facebook Updates!

Criminals & Theft

If you really take a moment to contemplate the elements of any crime, you are sure to find that any criminal, despite his/her "experience in the field" would be smart enough to have someone else change the status update in order to establish an alibi!

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Top 10 iPhone Applications – Reviewed [video]

Despite the negative talk, and attacks, going around about the iPhone, the iPhone seems to be well and alive with innovative and useful applications being released to its users periodically. Here's a list of the latest top 10 iPhone applications video, plus description, guaranteed to capture your attention. Enjoy!

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Does Social Media Have the Power to Deteriorate the Economy?

Does Social Media Have the Power to Deteriorate the Economy?

Money Talks!

How much is the total economic cost of using social media in other countries worldwide? Consequently, in the long run, does social media have the power to deteriorate the economy in general? And is social media to blame for information leakage and lack of privacy?

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