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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

Is It Necessary to Share Everything on Facebook?

  • April 16th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
Social media did not always put people out there in such a way that strangers could find out anything they want about us. In fact, when Facebook first went “public” after the Ivy League colleges in the US had access, only a few universities were given access at a time. As the popularity grew, just like social networks before it,… Read more

What’s the Solution if Your Employees Are Too Social?

  • March 7th, 2013 by SEM Contributor
With all that you as a small business owner stand to gain from social media, it just takes one or a handful of your employees to turn those positives to negatives. While many employees and their bosses understand how to properly use social media while on the job, others figure their time on social media during their workday is not… Read more

Is Social Media Leaving Your Home Insecure?

  • December 11th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Whether you own or rent your residence, is it as secure as it should be? In many cases, individuals set themselves up for a break-in or worse by telling the world that they are not home. You’ve seen it before, check-ins, shares, tweets, announcing essentially that one is away from their residence, and that the timing may just be right… Read more

Facebook’s New Button

  • August 29th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Button, button, who’s got the button? Facebook, that’s who. The popular social media site’s “Like” button has infiltrated the popular culture as well as proved to be a make-or-break for some people’s day, social status or mood in general. Now Facebook will rev it up a little bit with the creation of a new button for people to get happy… Read more

Should You Deny Social Media Access to Your Employees?

  • April 18th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Social media is an extremely hot trend right now. People all over the world use it to engage with companies and interact with friends. Businesses use social media, individuals use social media, and everyone seems to enjoy it. Some companies worry that this obsession with social media has a negative effect on their company. These companies worry that their employees… Read more

Should You Ask Your Employees for Their Facebook Passwords?

  • April 5th, 2012 by SEM Contributor
Social media is such a huge part of society now that as an employer you’ve probably checked out the Facebook profiles of all your employees or potential hires at one time or another. Maybe you even monitor them regularly. But with such concern over privacy, most people have gotten wise and adjusted their settings so no one but their “friends”… 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

Consider Facebook’s New Sign-Up Design

  • December 12th, 2011 by SEM Contributor
Good news for Facebook fans! The design of the interface of our favorite social networking platform is soon going to carry some necessary changes. The changes will mainly be made for the sake of the user’s security and not for the design itself. Now the hackers from the third party games and apps probably won’t be able to do their… 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