Tag Archives: privacy

Doctors shouldn’t buddy up with patients on Facebook or Twitter, hospitals warn

Posted May 21, 2012 Hospitals, worried about lack of professionalism and inadvertent leaking of confidential data, are warning doctors not to set up relationships with patients on Facebook and Twitter. Read the full story.

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13 million US Facebook users not using, or oblivious to, privacy controls

Posted May 4, 2012 We already knew that people weren’t doing enough to protect their privacy on Facebook, but a new report has looked into this in more detail, and the numbers make for alarming reading. Consumer Reports also put out a bunch of good tips on how to use FB privacy controls, which we […]

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Over 90% of Facebook users hate having photos of them posted without approval

Posted February 16, 2012 Facebook users overwhelmingly agree that it’s unacceptable to post photos or videos of them without asking permission first. Some even think it should be illegal. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t provide a way to force your friends to request your approval before tagging you in a photo. Read the article on Naked Security.

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‘Deleted’ Facebook photos survive online three years later

Posted February 8, 2012 Over two years after the issue was first raised, Facebook has admitted that it’s still working on deleting photos from legacy servers in a timely manner. Bottom line: Photos you wanted to permanently erase may still be found on Facebook’s servers. Read the story on Naked Security. 

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Opinion: Google’s privacy change – evil or business as usual?

Posted January 26, 2012 Google says it will start tracking us across all its services – Gmail, Search, YouTube, etc. – and that it will share data on our activity across all of them. Does it put into question Google’s motto, “Don’t be evil?” Read it.

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Hacking boardroom videoconferencing systems

Posted January 25, 2012 Videoconferencing equipment is often left wide open for hackers to creep in and peep around organizations. Here’s the article. 

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Facebook ducks U.S. privacy questions

Posted January 11, 2012 Facebook seems to be digging themselves another privacy hole after just agreeing to a settlement to protect privacy with the FTC. Congressman Markey and Barton are accusing Facebook of dodging questions about how they track users when not using Facebook. Here’s the Naked Security article.

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US customs can and will seize laptops and cellphones, demand passwords

Posted January 9, 2012 If you don’t like the idea of the US government reading the sensitive contents of your computer, you may wish to take steps before you travel there. Check out the post on Naked Security.

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Divorcing couple must swap Facebook and dating site passwords

The courts have no problem separating individuals from their supposed privacy and confidentiality, regardless of what Twitter, Facebook et al. might state in their terms of service. Here’s the story.

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Personal data of 65,000 FoxyBingo players sold for cash

A former gambling industry worker who sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players has been found guilty under the Data Protection Act. Are you willing to gamble with your personal information? Thankfully, it seems that nobody’s bank account numbers were compromised, but that isn’t always the case in these gambling breaches. The […]

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