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FOUR Facebook Secrets to Keep You SAFE

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If your number of Facebook friends competes with your monthly rent payment, you may not be so happy after those embarrassing pictures from the holiday party go live. The more social circles you’re connected to on Facebook, the more anguish unwanted photos cause you, a new study has found.

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Why, you may ask? If you drunkenly dance at your friend’s wedding, but your list of friends is limited to your buddies, they’ve already seen the live version of the shameful show. If you’re friends with your boss and your girlfriend’s whole family though, that awkward pic may suddenly matter more to you.

The good news: the study also found that people who were more familiar with Facebook’s features, like how to manipulate privacy settings, weren’t as shaken by unseemly photos of themselves. Here are four Facebook tips to protect your privacy—and dignity.

1. Approve photos and posts you’re tagged in:

You can’t stop someone from tagging you in photos or posts without blocking them completely, but you can enable an alert for when someone tries to attach your name to an unwanted face.

  • Click the settings wheel at the top right of any Facebook page and select Account Settings.
  • In the left column, click ‘Timeline and Tagging.’
  • Look for the setting ‘Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your Timeline?’ and click ‘Edit’ to the far right. Select ‘Enabled’ from the dropdown menu.
  • On the ‘Timeline and Tagging’ page, find ‘Tag Review’ and click ‘Edit’ to the far right. Select ‘Enabled’ from the dropdown menu.

When someone tags you, a numbered alert will show in in your Activity Log before your cover photo, and you’ll have to manually approve the tag. When someone tags you in a post, the ‘Needs Review’ tab will appear in your timeline, and the post won’t show up in your Timeline unless you send it through.

2. Scan Facebook for threats:

By default, just about all social media profiles are unsecure, online security experts say.If you have a lot of revealing information, that data can be used to impersonate you. Hackers can use your information to do typical things like credit card applications, and even fool your friends into giving them money.

Your best defense besides cranking your security settings? Apps like secure.me act like an antivirus software for Facebook, combing for posts and photos that pose a threat to your privacy, security, and even reputation.

3. Remove ads:

While you can’t stop the banners from being disturbingly personal, you can trade the space for an empty white box. AdBlock is free to download and works through your browser, so it will even stop announcements from flashing at you on other sites like Youtube.

4. Get a text notification each time you log in:

To prevent potential hacks, enable SMS notifications every time someone tries to sign in through your Facebook.

  • Go to Account Settings.
  • Click on ‘Mobile Settings’ and register your cell phone.
  • Go back to Account Settings.
  • Click ‘Security Settings’
  • Under Login Notifications, check the ‘Text Message’ box

Source: AskMen

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Police arrest 10 suspects in Akwa Ibom

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Police arrest 10 suspects in Akwa Ibom

No fewer than 10 suspects have been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for destruction and looting of government properties in the state.

 

This was made known by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Amiegheme Andrew, while fielding questions from Journalists on Saturday.

He said: “It is with a heart full of pains that I address you today. The events of the last 24 hours has given me and every concerned Akwa Ibomite a great course for concern. As the lead Agency in internal security, we have great respect for peaceful protest and we have acted professionally during its progression in the State,” he said.

“However, yesterday, some youths with evil intentions in the guise of # ENDSARS went about vandalizing, looting and burning some Government and private property including the Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC), Anchor Insurance, De Choice Shopping Mall, L.G showroom, and Access Bank Plc,”

“I have visited all the said places today with my Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, DCP Auwal M. Mohammad, and have made an on-the-spot assessment of damages done.
I commend the State Government’s timely intervention through the imposition of curfew as I today went round to ensure strict compliance, and we will continue to do so.

“Gentlemen of the press, am however delighted to inform you that our quick deployment of Anti-Riot Policemen in conjunction with the efforts of sister security agencies such as the Army and DSS, and the efforts of the State Government has restored normalcy in Uyo and the State in general.

However, the Command’s efforts have yielded positive results leading to the arrest of the following persons:

I. Victor Udoeka Effiong ‘m’
ii. Emediong Michael James ‘f’
iii. Imedimfon Ime James ‘m’
iv. Isaac John Udoh ‘m’
v. Sunday Michael James ‘m’
vi. Wisdom Godswill Reuben ‘m’
vii. Ntiefon Ime Robbert
viii. Akaninyene Abraham Livinus ‘m’
ix. Imoh Enobong Sunday
x. Isaac Sunday Udo ‘m’,

The Command also recovered fourteen Deep Freezers, six Refrigerators, eight flat Screen Televisions.

Others are:

Four (4) water dispensers,
Sixteen (16) bags of rice,
Four (4) Air conditions,
Three ( 3 ) Gas Cookers,
A printer, Tables, chairs, and other items

The CP further said: “The Command will stop at nothing in ensuring that all the looted items are recovered. Lastly, while I thank the good people of the State for their peaceful disposition and continued partnership, I wish to call on the perpetrators of these dastardly acts to desist forthwith and toe the part of peace, or be willing to bear the full weight of the law, as the Command under my watch will not allow anyone to derail the peaceful nature of the State henceforth.”

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“When political rallies turn violent, you don’t hear that thugs have hijacked the election” – Seun Kuti

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“When political rallies turn violent, you don’t hear that thugs have hijacked the election” – Seun Kuti

Nigerian musician, Seun Kuti has slammed politicians who never say thugs hijacked elections.

The 37-year-old lashed out politicians who were quick to say that thugs hijacked the protest but can’t say the same when elections are hijacked. He opined that  politicians mostly use thugs and must have been behind the hijacked protest.

Speaking to Arise TV, he expressed his anger on the fact that some rich people associate themselves with violence and still get hailed by some other citizens.

“When political rallies turn violent, you don’t hear that thugs have hijacked the election. Rich Nigerians express themselves with violence all the time but we still call them ‘Your Excellency’ and ‘Honorable’ after they throw chairs and tantrums”, he said.

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Stolen Oba’s staff of office: Lagos ruling house issues ultimatum

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Stolen Oba's staff of office: Lagos ruling house issues ultimatum

The Akinshemoyin ruling house of Lagos Island has broken silence over the staff office of Oba of Lagos stolen by hoodlums during the Wednesday rage over the killing of peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.

The hoodlums had overturned Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s palace and carted away his staff of office.

Videos of some young men running out of the palace with the staff of the office were shared online.

The Oba of Lagos is yet to receive his staff of the office and the palace has asked that it be returned. Speaking in an interview with Arise TV on Friday, October 23, the chairman of the Isale Eko Descendants Union, Prince Yomi Tokosi said

The statement reads in full:

“Though we are in total support of the peaceful protest of the Nigerian youths tagged: #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality, we, Lagosians condemn with all sense of responsibility the gruesome murder of Nigerians, the hijack of the peaceful protest by hoodlums, destruction of public infrastructural facilities and property across the nation.

“We also condemn the looting of our traditional and ancestral heritage as it relates to the Oba of Lagos Palace; especially the carting away of the staff of office. We will not allow miscreants to destroy our Lagos ‘Onilu Onije Otu’.

“The acts of these elements are sacrilegious, taboo and abomination to the Yoruba race. These nefarious misfits’ conducts could lead to mayhem in the land if not timely checked and tranquility restored.

“We hereby call on the paramount Apena of Oshugbo, Opa, Akala and other traditional heads and custodians to immediately secure the Oba’s palace from further attack(s) in order to save the face of our traditional stool.

“The royal house, however called for the return of the stolen staff of authority to be deposited at the Apena of Lagos within 24 hours or the deviants will face the consequences of their action. A word is enough for the wise.”

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