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The NSA Collection Dredged Up Quite A Scare Concerning Social Networks

  • August 20th, 2013 by Erin Walsh
I don’t think people realized until the recent NSA data collection scare how much of their private information is exposed online. People also seem to have forgotten that Facebook, Google, YouTube, and other networks have been collecting personal information from people for years. Some people might notice if they at least skim over the headlines of the terms and conditions… Read more

5 Steps Avoiding Social Media Blackmail

  • December 21st, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Years ago, it was difficult for ordinary individuals to get the attention of the masses. Today, social media makes it possible for anybody to become popular through the Internet by getting others to follow them through social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. This is well and good, however, exposing oneself to others virtually has negative repercussions.… Read more

Facebook Privacy Blooper….Tracks Even the Logged-out Users

  • October 5th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Privacy hawks would be astonished to know that Facebook has the ability to track its users even after they logout from their Facebook profiles. The shocking revelation was made by the Australian blogger, Nik Cubrilovic. You can find more about the in depth study conducted by Nik at this link. On its part, Facebook has confirmed the finding and has… Read more

Let Lookout Protect Private Data on your Phone

  • September 26th, 2011 by Damian Davila
As more and more people are using smartphones, hackers are becoming more interested in exploiting the security loopholes that companies fail to address. Fortunately, there is Lookout raising to the challenge of protecting your private data on any smartphone.

Meet Lookout

Lookout (formerly known as Flexilis) describes itself as a smartphone security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe… Read more

What is Your Digital Footprint?

  • July 25th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Dear Big Brother, Forgive me for not Tweeting this, but this is going to be more than 140 characters. I know your spiders will eventually crawl the text on this blog, but I’ll post a link to it on Facebook just in case that takes more than a day or you don’t read the email I sent to my mother… Read more

FaceBook’s Latest PR Problem

  • June 10th, 2011 by Ann Smarty
Facebook recently expanded its facial recognition abilities to include users throughout the world, where it previously (as of December 2010) was only available in the United States. There’s been a bit of an uproar for two main reasons:
    Facebook failed to properly prepare users by not explaining exactly what the facial recognition software did or how it was used. Instead… Read more

    3 Ways Your Facebook Password Can Be Stolen (And How To Protect Yourself)

    • April 13th, 2011 by Ann Smarty
    I will admit it, I live my life on Facebook. I mean that quite literally…I am on it all the time. During work, at home, on my cell phone. I get more social interaction through that website than I do in real life. Friends, family, even strangers…I have nearly 300 people on my friends list and I keep up with… Read more

    The Dark Side of Social Media

    • March 22nd, 2011 by SEM Contributor
    Social media has many uses and has long been championed as a cause for good. Like many new communications methods that preceded it however, social media, that is Computer Mediated Communication using social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, has long been dogged by accusations that it is the harbinger of doom and the end of mankind as we know… Read more

    Social Networking Insurance for Businesses: A Trending Topic

    • February 16th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
    The general insurance unit of AIG – Chartis – has announced that in the future, they will offer insurance for businesses who wish to protect themselves in the event of any confidential company information ending up on social media website such as Twitter and Facebook. The insurance company will cover expenses that will help limit company reputation damage and financial… Read more

    Big Brother IS Watching Social Media

    • October 21st, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
    And I don’t mean through the peep hole. The Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) even has a report on it! With its catchy title “Social Networking Sites and Their Importance to FDNS” (Office of the Fraud Detection and National Security) security agents with the FDNS are instructed how to use social media networks for surveillance… Read more