by Mike Masnick
Thu, Jan 14th 2010 3:03pm
sinsi was the first of a few to send in the news that Facebook has new rules if your account is suspended due to a security breach. You will now be required to use McAfee's security software to scan your computer. Have perfectly good security software from Symantec? Too bad. Use Linux? Not sure what you do. While McAfee is offering a free tool for scanning, it's only free for six months and then you have to pay -- meaning that this is really an upsell plan. Facebook claims it chose McAfee after a "competitive review process," but that makes no sense. Why not offer up a list of ways that you can prove your computer is safe that is vendor neutral?
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