Anybody know anything about the talent.me Facebook App for Professionals?
I got an email invitation, apparently from a fellow Web professional I know, to join the talent.me Facebook App for Professionals. Having been burned in the past by apps I downloaded that proceeded to take over my computer, redirect search to some fly-by-night search engine, and add tracking cookies faster than I could find and delete them; I thought I’d better Google the App. What I found raises concerns. I have Norton Site Advisor installed to let me know about SERP links to sites that are potentially harmful.
Nearly two thirds of the links Google showed on the first two pages of SERPS had question marks (safety unknown) or orange flags (potential security threat). None had red flags (serious virus threat) but more than half of them were orange flagged. Perhaps one third or less of the SERPS showed a green flag, and they all appeared to be people talking about the App without any knowledge sufficient to judge its safety—just blog and twitter posts by people displaying no depth of technical understanding of the Web.
Is anyone familiar with this app? Is it safe, or some exploit that data-mines Facebook and sends bogus invites? I did email my friend to ask him if he sent the invite. He may be out for the Fourth of July. I haven’t hard back from him. I’m not installing it till I am sure of two things.
1—It has to be completely safe.
2—There has to be a compelling reason to use it.
Can anyone advise on the safety and/or utility of the talent.me Facebook App for Professionals?
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