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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

    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

    Divorce Attorneys Using Social Networking Profiles As Evidence In Contested Divorce Cases

    • October 18th, 2010 by SEM Contributor
    Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are intended to act as online communities where people can publically share information about themselves and connect with others.  Many individuals choose to share photos or comment on their day-to-day activities but may not realize that information posted on social networking sites can be used as evidence against them in a… Read more

    Will Kicking the Bucket Kick You Off Twitter?

    • August 24th, 2010 by Tisha Tolar
    Even the dead can hang on to their Twitter accounts in the afterlife. Social media hub, Twitter has finally set their policy for dealing with deceased user accounts. When a loved one has passed away, kin of the user can reach out to the site’s administration and request that the account be either deleted completely or a permanent backup of… Read more