Facebook says Millions of Pictures Exposed by ‘Bug’ – Including Unpublished Ones

Facebook says Millions of Pictures Exposed by ‘Bug’ – Including Unpublished Ones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1500 third-party Facebook apps had access to user photos that they were not supposed to be able to access – including unpublished photos.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.

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 Export Your Mac Photos Library

How to Export Your Mac Photos Library

There are any number of reasons that one may want to export their Mac Photos (formerly iPhoto) library, including that they want to give it to someone else, they want to duplicate it on another machine, or they want to back their entire Photos library up to another location. But how to export your Photo library, while very simple to do, is not obvious. So, here’s how to export your entire Mac Photos library.

How-Old.net Actually Created to Scrape Your Photos Metadata

How-Old.net Actually Created to Scrape Your Photos Metadata

That Microsoft website that guesses your age, how-old.net (hashtag #HowOldRobot ) is actually a cleverly disguised system designed to grab your metadata from your photos so that it can be used to advertise to you. Some of the data that how-old.net has been grabbing while guessing how old you are includes your gender, your age, and your location (along with your User Agent string). Exactly the type of data they need for targeting marketing.

First Rule of Office Affair: Turn Off the Lights and Stay Away from the Windows

First Rule of Office Affair: Turn Off the Lights and Stay Away from the Windows

A married man who was having an affair with a colleague at the Marsh Ltd. insurance office in the Rabobank building in Christchurch, New Zealand, got more than he bargained for when having an evening quickie at the office. The couple inadvertantly put on a show for a the patrons of a bar across the street, and the photos that the voyeurs snapped quickly went viral as they were live-tweeted on Twitter and posted to Facebook, leading to full disclosure of the affair.

Smell Something Fishy?  It Could be the Chat Perf – the First Smell-o-Vision Accessory for the iPhone

Smell Something Fishy? It Could be the Chat Perf – the First Smell-o-Vision Accessory for the iPhone

If you’ve ever felt that your iPhone experience would be enhanced if you could only smell scents that go along with your browsing experience, then the Chef Perf iPhone app may be right up your alley. The app, developed by Japanese company Chaku Perfume, smells via an attached scent delivery device that contains an atomizer, also being referred to as a “smell tank.”

How to Select and Share Multiple Photos with Newer Versions of Android

How to Select and Share Multiple Photos with Newer Versions of Android

If you have a new Android phone, such as the MyTouch 4G Slide, which has the newest version of Android on it (say, Gingerbread or newer), you may be frustrated trying to figure out how to email or otherwise share multiple pictures at a time. In older versions, you could just long-press an image in the thumbnail gallery, and it would let you select as many images as you wanted. But no more. It’s actually very easy to select and share multiple images in the newer versions of Android, you just have to know how to do it.

Facebook Quietly Turns Facial Recognition Software on to Scan Uploaded Photos and Suggests that Friends Tag You

Facebook Quietly Turns Facial Recognition Software on to Scan Uploaded Photos and Suggests that Friends Tag You

Earlier this year we mentioned that Google was rolling out face recognition technology that would allow someone to pull up your personal information just by taking your picture. Now Facebook has launched their own facial recognition privacy nightmare, which “uses a comparison of photos you’re tagged in to suggest that friends tag you in new photos.” In other words, when one of your Facebook friends uploads a photo, and Facebook’s software recognizes you in that image, Facebook automatically suggests that your friend tag you in the photograph. The “feature” goes by “Suggest photos of me to friends”, and is also known as “Photos: Suggest Tags”. And the kicker is, Facebook has quietly enabled this for you – it is running now! So here’s how to turn it off!