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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

Security and Privacy Tips for Social Networks

  • April 2nd, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have become very popular places for people to interact with their friends, meet new friends or discuss current events. The main advantage of social media is that it links people with common careers and interests, and offers an ideal way of sharing videos, opinions, photos and information. However, despite all the… 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

Building a Web 2.0 Ready Firewall

  • October 31st, 2011 by Damian Davila
While the latest wave of Internet services, ranging from Salesforce to Google Docs to Skype, has incremented the productivity of workers around the world, it has at the same time introduced new challenges for IT departments everywhere.

The Challenge

In the past, IT departments could rely on standard firewalls and harware tools to keep malicious hackers at bay, but the… 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

Looking For a New Job in the Professional Sector? The Privacy Settings You Should Set on your Facebook

  • June 20th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Nowadays everyone has a Facebook account, from celebrities to politicians to probably even your grandmother. Social media sites are becoming more and more popular as people continue to look for new ways to connect, interact and share pictures with each other. Although Facebook might seem harmless, this is not always the case. Among the 350 million plus users on Facebook… 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