Facebook says Millions of Pictures Exposed by ‘Bug’ – Including Unpublished Ones

Facebook says Millions of Pictures Exposed by ‘Bug’ – Including Unpublished Ones

Facebook has announced that up to 1500 third-party Facebook apps had access to user photos that they were not supposed to be able to access – including unpublished photos. The self-inflicted privacy hole was due to a ‘bug’ in the Facebook photo API which, Facebook says, granted the apps unpermitted access to the photos of as many as 6.8 million Facebook users for 12 days in September of 2018.

WARNING: Having Email Display Sender’s Contact Image and Info Helps Scammers Get in Through the Cracks

WARNING: Having Email Display Sender’s Contact Image and Info Helps Scammers Get in Through the Cracks

Every webmail service out there, be it Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other, encourages you to upload or merge your contacts with their system. And most Mac and PC email programs automatically cross-reference an incoming email sender with their entry in your contacts. The result is often that their contact profile picture, and ‘friendly’ name, is displayed as the sender of that email in your inbox.

How to Remove Political Picture Posts from Your Facebook Timeline (and Yes, it Really Works!)

How to Remove Political Picture Posts from Your Facebook Timeline (and Yes, it Really Works!)

Sick of all the politically themed pictures that are cluttering up your Facebook timeline? Wish there were a way to get rid of the politics from your timeline? To simply delete those political pics from your Facebook wall? Well, there is! And we discovered it! Here’s how to automatically remove the political pictures from your Facebook newsfeed. And we also tell you how to find and update your unbaby.me preferences!

How to Easily Draw and Write on Pictures You are Sending in Email with Your Mac

How to Easily Draw and Write on Pictures You are Sending in Email with Your Mac

If you are wondering how to easily edit pictures in email before you send them, and if you have a Mac, you’re in luck. With the native Mac OS X Yosemite mail markup tool, you can now mark up pictures, right in email, before you send them. You can draw on pictures, add captions to photos, and pretty much edit images any way that you’d like, all without ever leaving your email program.

How to Reduce the Size of the Bloated Images on Your WordPress Site

How to Reduce the Size of the Bloated Images on Your WordPress Site

We at the Internet Patrol are always walking that line between providing you with interesting and visually appealing content, and not holding your data and eyeballs hostage to gigantic videos, pop-ups, and images (how are we doing?) And to make it even more challenging, that line keeps moving. In our effort to keep up, we recently discovered a couple of great Wordpress plugins to optimize images, and also to resize images, or both, that are already on the site, to reduce their load on bandwidth, load speed, and your brain.

Gmail Turns All Images on by Default, Says It’s Safe Because of Our Image Proxy Server

Gmail Turns All Images on by Default, Says It’s Safe Because of Our Image Proxy Server

Gmail users today were greeted with a banner announcing “Images Now Showing”. Yes, Google turned images on by default in Gmail, even if that was not how you had your settings. Because Google, perhaps taking a move from the Facebook playbook, has decided that they know better than you what you want. The reason it is safe, they explain, is that they are now caching the images for you on their Gmail image proxy server, making sure that the image is safe and not virus-infested before serving it to you.

How to Combine Images on a Mac

How to Combine Images on a Mac

Macs are known for being wonderful machines, easy to use. So it seems odd that there is no obvious way to paste one image into another to combine twoimages on a Mac! We love the free Skitch for most of our image creation and editing needs, but the one thing that even Skitch won’t do is combine two images, not even allow you to paste one image into another. But there is an easy way to do it; you just have to know the secret – and here it is.

Massachusetts Police Officer Releases Confidential Images of Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Response to Rolling Stone Cover

Massachusetts Police Officer Releases Confidential Images of Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Response to Rolling Stone Cover

In response to Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s picture appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, the police photographer who documented his capture, Sgt. Sean Murphy, released images of that night to Boston Magazine, which published them on their website. We explain why he did it, and what’s next.

Pi Day Around the World

Pi Day Around the World

Today is Pi Day. “What is Pi Day?”, you may ask. And, indeed, you may wish that it were “Pie Day”, instead, because hey, that sounds pretty tasty. But it is, indeed, Pi Day – because today’s date is 3.14 (March 14th). And while you may think that Pi Day is something that we made up, we assure you that it isn’t. Lots of people observe Pi Day, each in their own unique way. And yes, many of them involve a pi pie, so you can still have your pi and eat it too.

How Your Profile Image Can Help People Track You Down and Stalk You

How Your Profile Image Can Help People Track You Down and Stalk You

You may think that you are being oh-so-careful with your Google profile, Match.com profile, Facebook profile, or other social media or dating site (or other) profile. You never use your full real name publicly, you don’t share your address or where you work. But if you have an image in your profile that has ever been published anywhere else on the Internet, it can be very easy to use Google’s image matching search engine to quickly discover any information associated with that image anywhere online.