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Increasing rate of “Cyber Crimes”

On September 19, a facebook post by her boyfriend saying that he had dumped her, allegedly drove IIM Bangalore student Malini Murmu to suicide.

In July 2011, the cyber cell of Bhopal Police arrested a youth for creating  Madhya Pradesh’s CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s fake profile.

In April 2011, a man posted morphed photos of a girl when she turned down his marriage proposal.
With social networking sites invading in our lives like never before, Cyber crimes are emerging as a serious threat  for the times to come and posing one of the most difficult challenges before the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. Today, Cyber crimes are being carried out with impunity by teenagers who are oblivious of its consequences. Offences related to fake profiles and cyber stalking and other cyber crimes have increased two-folds since last year. A majority of offences related to cyber stalking and offensive behaviour involve people in their teens or early 20’s.

According to the police and Cyber crime experts, cases of cyber bullying and abuse are also on the rise. As more and more teenagers are getting to know about Worldwide Web, they are becoming vulnerable to offences such as pornography, hacking, stalking and even facebook flaming.

Last week, A guy after his break up with his girlfriend  morphed the photographs of the girl on the face of a nude model and circulated them on the Web. Such is the prevalent menace of the social networking sites. It seems we have completely forgotten about Internet ettiquettes and the privacy issues related to it.

One of the major reason responsible for fuelling a rise in the Cyber crimes is the “anonymity of the Net”, which gives the net users an immunity of sorts. In a way providing the culprit with an opportunity to elope.

According to Dr. Subho Ray of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), “the net users need to evolve a culture of net ettiquette and should not get carried away by the uninhibited nature of social networking sites. We should think twice before uploading any picture or updating any information on the Net, which is a public forum”.

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Activate Facebook timeline!

Mark Zuckerberg Launched the Facebook TIMELINE at Developers Conference, 2011. Facbook’s one of the most ambitious projects to redefine connections & social networking with our very own Modern Day Scrapbook Facebook TIMELINE.

This new feature will be rolled out to everybody in the coming time.

Critical Thinkers guiding you how you can activate this much anticipated feature ,

Follow the steps:

1) Log in to Facebook 

2) Type “Developer” in search box, click the first result (it is an application made by Facebook with a few hundred thousand users. Allow the application.

3) On Facebook Developers, Apps Main Page, Click +Create New App you can find this on top right corner of the page.

4) In the New App box put in any display name, eg your name,  fill namespace. Agree to the Platform Privacy Policy

5) Then on the App’s main home screen , Click on Open Graph on the left menu on the page.

Look for the “Open Graph” header, and click the “Get Started using open graph” link.

6) Create a test action for your app, like “read a book”, or “eat a sandwich”

For eg. write Watch a Movie & Click on Get Started

7) On the next page , Go to the bottom Save Changes & go for Next. And again Click Save & Finish

8 ) Wait for a couple of minutes & Go back to your Facebook Profile. An invite to start the new timeline will be at the top of your profile.

And your are DONE. It has worked with us & we are sure will work with you also.

NOTE : Once you activate your TIMLINE , only those people who have also activated it will be able to see your TIMLINE. Rest of them will still see your old Facebook Profile , till the time this feature goes public to everyone which will happen in the coming next few weeks.

Enjoy and do not forget to add a comment below.