In the summer of 2010, Facebook users were lured into taking surveys, which allowed a rogue application to spam their contacts with URLs that tease "OMG! Shocking Real Crimes caught live on Google Streets!" Once clicked, users are then prompted to click a standard Facebook "request for permission" window, which in turn, spammed more friends. The scammers were paid for traffic sent to the advertised websites.
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How quick are you to adopt new technologies?
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- I'm a tech-head — first in line to buy the latest and greatest.
- I'll typically wait for the first wave to pass and the bugs fixed before diving in.
- If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I hang on to my tech goodies for good reason.
- I'm still using a VCR and my late '90s flip phone.