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New Delhi: After the Delhi Traffic Police page on Facebook became a hit, the MCD is also planning to set up a similar page on the popular social networking website.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is all set to start operating on Facebook from January, giving a special focus on monitoring garbage removal in the national capital.
“The page will be aimed at monitoring cleanliness and garbage removal in the city. The citizens can also interact with us. They can upload pictures, videos or file a complaint about sanitation condition in their area which will then be addressed fast,” MCD Additional Commissioner (Engineering) Anshu Prakash said today.
LONDON: Police chiefs have reported that crimes linked to Facebook have reached more than 100,000 across Britain in the last five years.
Police chiefs in 16 forces made the revelation, claiming that 7,545 calls from the public since January were concerned with the social networking site.
Callers have alerted officers to alleged acts of terrorism, sudden deaths, missing pets and even firearms offences.
Frauds, sexual offences and hate crimes were also reported to police, as well as a large number of malicious messages on the site.
The figures have been obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests to forces.
They compare to just 1,411 calls related to Facebook to police in the whole of 2005, when the network began to gain popularity.
The website has been used by criminals to make threats, intimidate, bully and harass.
Campaign groups claim sex offenders use websites such as Facebook and conceal their identity to snare children and women.
Facebook Inc., owner of the world’s most popular social-networking site, was asked by South Korea’s telecommunications regulator to improve privacy policies to better protect users of the service in the country.
Facebook is “inadequate” in notifying users about how personal information is collected and in getting their consent for its use, the Korea Communications Commission said in a statement yesterday. Should Facebook offer personal information to a third party, it needs to notify users of the purpose and the period in which the details will be used, it said.
Facebook received a letter from the commission and would “welcome a dialogue” with the regulator to discuss privacy practices, according to an e-mailed statement by the Palo Alto, California-based company today.
Your kimono may open without warning
Security watchers have warned that Facebook’s latest revamp will create the tendency to expose more user information.
The redesigned profile, launched earlier this week and due to be rolled out gradually over coming weeks, is designed to encourage punters to expose even more information about their day to day lives to the dominant social networking site, net security firm Sophos cautions.
For example, the About Profile page encourages users to share experiences, discover common interests, and to highlight meaningful relationships. The move will have the effect of highlighting the closest relationships and keenest interest a user might have. Previously this information would have probably been on a list, but not highlighted as especially important.
Sophos urges Facebook users to consider how much information they ought to share using the new service, warning that it may not just be their closest friends and contacts who get access to the sensitive information.
“Adding features to facilitate sharing updates, interests and photos may be appealing to some Facebook users. However, people need to be wary about how much personal information they’re willing to give away online,” said Carole Theriault, senior security consultant at Sophos.
Social network Facebook has given the first look at an imminent overhaul of members’ profile pages.
The new design means profile pages will contain more information about the lives of members and make greater use of pictures.
The revamped profile system will be rolled out over the next few months to Facebook’s 500 million accounts.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed off the changes during an appearance on US TV show 60 Minutes.
In a blog post, engineer Josh Wiseman from Facebook said the revamp should make it easier for users to show who they are, where they work and who matters to them.
Profiles will be annotated with a string of photos in which a Facebook member has been tagged by their friends and family. Previously, photographs were stored under a separate tab.