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Watch Out! Invasion of the Twitter Bug

  • September 28th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
There seems to be no end for the new Twitter platform problems. With the launch of the new interface, a security loophole was introduced. Early morning fixes plugged loopholes in the virus that turned tweets different colors. The Twitter blog named it the “onMouseOver” flaw in its’ blog. The tweet color conversion happened as the mouse scrolled over the tweet… Read more

Tubri: In Real Life People Aren’t Always Friends

  • August 30th, 2010 by SEM Contributor
Most modern lives are made up of many complex social bonds to different groups of people. In the real world there are certain social conventions which we uphold, often behaving very differently depending on whether we are talking to our boss, partner, friends or work colleagues. In cyberspace though things have become a little bit more open, with conventions and… Read more

FBI Uses Facebook to Track Down Criminal

  • January 11th, 2010 by Orrett
By now you’re probably aware that whatever you do on social networking sites, you should never do anything illegal as big brother is watching you. But what if you’re in another country? Well same rule applies as a certain Colombian youth has realized.… Read more

Tiger Woods and Personal Privacy

  • December 9th, 2009 by Orrett
For the past week you’ve been hearing about Tiger Woods and his little accident at his South Florida home. Unfortunately for many who are concerned with more important news, this has led to the eclipse of more expedient stories and to be truthful, all the major networks are responsible including the online tabloids, TMZ.… Read more

At Last, a Leak

  • June 3rd, 2009 by Ann Smarty
In what has basically become a bizarre, corporate-sized version of, “He said, he said”, Erick Schonfeld of has opened a big yucky can of worms. His February 20, 2009, report that CBS subsidiary divulged privatized, detailed user preference information has been incendiary, to say the least. The commentary on his post, “Did Just Hand Over User Listening… Read more

Your Social-Networks Under a Microscope

  • May 14th, 2009 by Ann Smarty
There is a growing trend that has social-networking users feeling more than a little paranoid these days.  Over the last year, one minor incident after another has drawn attention to and educated us on the perils of personal indiscretion on sites such as Facebook and MySpace, and services like SMS and Twitter.  Internet-witch-hunts take place to weed out suspected pedophiles… Read more