The Facebook” Dislike” button is a scam … so don’t push it, forward it to your friends or give it any of your time. Via Mashable
ReadWriteWeb reports a French study that says that people scan newspaper articles more quickly than iPad articles. Apparently newspaper readers retain more information than electronic readers. What are the implications of this research? Should we be thinking about what skills are required to read from a screen? Are students disadvantaged when they complete tests using a computer? Food for thought.
Three Basic Rules for Online Safety from Krebs on Security. In a nutshell …
- “If you didn’t go looking for it, don’t install it!”
- “If you installed it, update it.”
- “If you no longer need it, remove it.”
Instructions for removing Mac Defender if you have been infected with the little beastie. I saw a case of this earlier this month and while it’s not difficult to remove it does give people a fright. It’s easy to stop this kind of thing in its tracks by opening up Safari’s preferences and removing the tick that allows “safe” files to open automatically.