Tag Archives: social media

Would you insure your Twitter or Facebook account against trolls and hackers?

Posted September 24, 2012 Would you pay a small, monthly fee to help cover the costs to restore your reputation, get your stolen identity back, and bury the most noxious content manufactured by trolls to torment you? For more, here’s the story.

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Employers on track to get more nosey with employees’ social media lives

Posted May 31, 2012 By 2015, 60% of employers are likely to be eavesdropping on our social media selves to make sure our e-blabbing isn’t poking security holes into their outfits, according to a recent report. Read the full story on Naked Security. 

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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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Social media, the ultimate career-squasher

Posted January 16, 2012 A new survey finds that 56% are likely to check out the social media profiles of potential employees. If you want to avoid limiting your career progression, it might be time to clean up your social networking accounts. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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MyPermissions offers one-stop shop to clean up social media permissions

Posted January 5, 2012 MyPermissions makes it simple to manage what applications and websites can access your online accounts. It well might be time to get into the habit of regularly checking what you’ve given permission to, and whether you still want to grant a third party app or site access to your account. For rumination […]

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Facebook nears settlement with FTC on privacy opt-in

The settlement addresses charges that the company misled users about how it would use their personal information. Facebook would be required to obtain user consent before making “material retroactive changes” but wouldn’t have to change current policies. I really hope I get feedback on this one, because honestly, I don’t know if I’m reading the […]

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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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Apply and Network in One Step

The next generation of job application software from companies such as SilkRoad will let you see whom you already know at the company, so you can apply for a job and network at the same time. Read the full story.

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