Even More Facebook Safety Tips

In the tutorial last week, I showed you how to be safe on Facebook. Today, I’ll introduce you to two more extra security features – Login Notifications and Login Approvals. 1. Login Notifications Login Notifications are an extra security feature in Facebook. When you turn on Login Notifications, Facebook will send you an alert each […]

Being Safe on Facebook

If you’re using social media, then it’s more than likely that you have a Facebook account. (I know I do! ) Facebook is great for staying in touch with friends and family, but the security and privacy settings can be a little tricky. Every once in a while, the team at Facebook is known for […]

I Know Where Your Cat Lives and More Than You’d Like Me to Know

The folks at Data Privacy Day recently brought a couple of great items to our attention: cats, students and sex, drugs and rock and roll, and metadata. Talk about great content for blogging! Let’s face it, baby boomers had it easy. Everyone was drinking in dorms, smoking, hanging out with all sorts of characters that […]

Heartbleed who? 47% of People Don’t Know

Knock knock Who’s there? Heartbleed Heartbleed who? 47% of people asked didn’t know But you remember – right? The Heartbleed Bug is the security vulnerability that went unnoticed (maybe unpublicized is a better word for it) for 2 years, until a patch was introduced on April 7. Everyone from Facebook to Gmail to Yahoo to […]

Deleting Your Way to Online Privacy?

A few days ago, a columnist contacted us for an article about privacy. The question was pretty basic: how can people delete private stuff from the Internet? While the intention is good, we think the question is misdirected. One of the big problems with privacy online is that people think they are being anonymous while […]

Turnabout is Fair Play

In what is being billed as a free speech case, a girl from Minnesota wins a $70,000 settlement over her treatment at the hands of school administrators who made her tell them her Facebook password. Let’s take a look at what happened: A 6th grader writes on her facebook page that she ‘hates’ a school […]

Facebook Isn’t Vegas

Bosses and government types who demand passwords to see what employees are saying about them just don’t understand Facebook. Here’s a great example of how it really works. Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida didn’t need passwords to find out what a former employee’s daughter (and former student Dana Snay) said about them in a FB […]

Yahoo Says Customers Must Use Yahoo IDs

In an effort to retain customers, Yahoo is changing their policy on allowing their customers to use 3rd party sign-in credentials on Yahoo properties. Yahoo will begin forcing users of their popular online services to use a Yahoo ID instead of their Facebook or Google credentials. For many this will mean having to create a […]

Whatever Happened To Privacy?

We’re big on privacy. As enthusiastic proponents of passwords, you could say it’s our raison d’etre – it’s what we’re all about. Every year on January 28, we look forward to Data Privacy Day just like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin (but with fewer pumpkins). We were encouraged to see that the younger crowd […]

Has Social Media Really Changed Everything?

What is it with people when it comes to new technologies? They get all silly-like as if society’s rules and laws don’t apply anymore? We weren’t around back in the early days of the telephone, but we think it might have gone something like this: It’s 1925. Bob is mad at Joe because Joe said […]