Internet Safety & Privacy

Social Media and Suicide

Social Media and Suicide

Tragically, these two seem to go hand in hand these days. Cyber bullying recently claimed its fourth victim in as many weeks. The latest casualty – Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student that jumped to his death off of the George Washington Bridge. This was in response to his his roommate secretly taping and streaming…

read more →
Social Justice – Vigilante Social Media Activism
Facebook Places – The Good, The Bad and The Fugly

Facebook Places – The Good, The Bad and The Fugly

The much anticipated launch of Facebook’s geo-location rival to Foursquare finally came to fruition this week. So, what exactly is Facebook Places and how does it work? Facebook places brings location-based features to social networking using gps enabled computers and devices. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, summed it up pretty well in the press conference…

read more →
Top 10 Problems with Facebook Privacy and Security

Top 10 Problems with Facebook Privacy and Security

You’d think that with Facebook’s new granular / master switch type privacy and security settings you could finally let your guard down and enjoy Facebook free from worries about scammers, identity thieves and cyber criminals… WRONG.. Keep in mind that the more information made available by default to the public, the higher your risk of…

read more →
Facebook Games Endangering Internet Security

Facebook Games Endangering Internet Security

Facebook games are hugely popular in the workplace and your employees may be creating a route for cyber criminals and hackers to send in malware to your website. This is just part of the findings from a half yearly report submitted by CISCO that sought to re-establish its fears that social media, virtualiasation and cloud…

read more →
What Facebook's new photo tagging system means for your privacy

What Facebook's new photo tagging system means for your privacy

Facebook was back in the news this week when it was revealed the world’s largest social networking site was testing out new facial recognition software in its photo tagging system. New software will automatically scan each photo and detect faces in it. Under the old process, users had to click on a face in the…

read more →
Social Media Privacy – Issues and Concerns

Social Media Privacy – Issues and Concerns

With social media becoming increasingly popular day by day, privacy and safety issues have now become a serious concern for just about everyone associated with this latest medium of social interaction. In a world where most of us are literally addicted to the various social media applications including Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube etc, being aware of…

read more →
Social Media Safety: The Basics

Social Media Safety: The Basics

Almost everyone you speak to will hand you information on their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn accounts. Social media has become a hub for connecting and networking with others online. Because of this, spammers are using all sorts of schemes to try and get your account information. There are ways to keep your accounts safe and…

read more →
Four Things You Need To Do If Your Facebook Account Gets Hacked

Four Things You Need To Do If Your Facebook Account Gets Hacked

If you are the unfortunate victim of a “Facecrook”, and your Facebook account gets hacked, there are several steps you can take to reclaim your account and your get your Facebook life back in order. 1. Attempt to Reclaim your Account -If your account has been hacked, your best bet is to visit the Facebook…

read more →
Facebooking With Strangers

Facebooking With Strangers

If a stranger wanted to enter your child’s bedroom, would you allow it? Your answer would definitely be no. However, that is not the case with the social networking site Facebook. Here, you have no control on who enters your child’s ‘bedroom’. In fact, once they are inside, you have no idea of what can…

read more →