Archive | October, 2011

Thanks for Sharing

Well of course we’re sharing too much on social media. The cat’s out of the bag, and it’s being served with a nice cat demi-glace. Herein, some suggestions from the infosec crowd on how to keep your and/or your organization’s little privacy kittens from being sadly easy to find and to use as phishing bait. Read the […]

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How to find out everything that Facebook *really* knows about you

Max Schrems, a 24-year-old law student from Vienna, a meticulous document requester and researcher, is now sitting on a pile of 1,200 pages that comprise his personal-data Facebook dossier. Huge kudos to Mr. Schrems for filling 22 complaints against Facebook for repeated, pervasive privacy missteps. Read the story on Naked Security.    

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Government Uses Secret Order to Pry Open WikiLeaks Email

The Feds have obtained access to WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum’s email accounts with the help of a law that lets them go after email and cellphones without a search warrant. Read the full story at Naked Security.  

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A Timeline of Facebook user privacy freak-out

Hey Zuckerberg! Maybe your personal Timeline right about now should show some rethinking on how much of your users’ personal information you choose to make public as standard. Read the post on #Naked Security.

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Innovate or Suffer Slow Brain Asphyxiation

Entrepreneurship is declining, which sucks not only for the country but for the novelty-seeking basal ganglia of the technologist’s neural structure. Herein, how to gauge a company’s innovation climate before swearing employee allegiance, with some insights into re-sanguination for anemic corporate climates. It involves a little knowledge of brain chemistry, and your readiness to ask […]

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