65 F
Los Angeles
Saturday, July 13, 2024

Trump Lawyer Resigns One Day Before Trial To Begin

Joseph Tacopina has filed with the courts that he will not represent Donald J. Trump. The E. Jean Carroll civil case is schedule to begin Tuesday January 16,...

Judge Lewis A. Kaplan Issues Order RE Postponement

On May 9, 2023, a jury found Donald J. Trump liable for sexual assault and defamation. The jury awarded Ms. Carroll $5 million in damages. Seven months ago,...

ASUS Announces 2023 Vivobook Classic Series

On April 7, 2023, ASUS introduced five new models in the 2023 Vivobook Classic series of laptops. The top laptops in the series use the 13th Gen Intel® Core™...
StaffIncremental BloggerWarning: Avoid Quechup. It will spam all your friends.

Warning: Avoid Quechup. It will spam all your friends.

This is a follow-up post about the Social Networking site Quechup. Please do not sign into this service.

It will take all of your email addresses and send invites to all your friends whether you think you are doing so or not.

(Some people report there is a way around this, but be forewarned and tell your friends to be careful.)

Many, many people are getting tricked into spamming their friends.

It’s very reminiscent of the email worms that spread through the Internet in years past. Yes, it’s that bad. I’ve received these false invites as have others. Robert Scoble posts a warning too. Lora has her cautionary tale also.

The reason I’m posting this again is because it’s important to educate as many people as we can about sites that are out that will mine your data and use it for whatever they want. Evidently, Quechup isn’t the only one that’s employing a technique like this. The are so eager to grow their service or who knows sell your contact list, that they’ll take advantage of people’s trust. This is not a good sign. I understand from other posts that technically the agreement you sign allows them to do what they are doing. This reminds us how we all need to be a little more careful accepting agreements before really understanding them.

My guess is that we’re going to see the end of invites–or a decrease in them. I know I won’t trust them. It also reminds us that we should all be careful with the information we hand out. Is all the information being posted on Facebook really a good idea? It comes down to a matter of trust. Facebook has mine right now, but at least for now, others won’t.

Anyway, once more I just want to remind people to be careful. It’s time to educate all your friends and family. Be careful.

Loren Heiny (1961 - 2010) was a software developer and author of several computer language textbooks. He graduated from Arizona State University in computer science. His first love was robotics.

Latest news

Related news