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Share Around 58% UK people use Social Networking websites such as Facebook and myspace. However, According to a survey conducted by, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), found that 31% of them are not happy with the barrage of notifications and requests to join various groups or try applications.

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Share A survey carried out by security firm Trend Micro has revealed that 40% of British teenager are “social hackers”. They have hacked into social networking sites such as Facebook for their own benefits. The “new” idea of “social hacking” is that many social details are on view via social networking sites such as Facebook. A competent social hacker can find information which tends to give away security question answers. So that rather than rummaging through dustbins for passwords, social hackers simply rely on their Google-Fu.

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Share Universities are reviewing their plagiarism policies to clamp down on students who use Facebook to cheat. Plagiarism experts have warned universities and colleges to be aware of students copying from each other when discussing coursework on social networking sites. Gill Rowell, from the consultancy Plagiarism Advice, said universities needed to rework their plagiarism policies with “internet working in mind” but insisted institutions were taking cheating seriously enough.

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