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Social Media Privacy

Didn't Read Facebook's Fine Print? Here's Exactly What It Says

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology

So, like every other one of the world's 1.28 billion monthly Facebook users, you blindly agreed to Facebook's Terms and Conditions without reading the fine print.

How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Astra Taylor | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Astra Taylor

Thanks to Snowden, we now know the Internet has become a giant government spying apparatus dependent on the complicity of companies we use everyday. A Reuters poll from April showed that a majority of Americans believe that technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are "encroaching too much upon their lives." It's a rather remarkable statistic given these companies were universally loved not that long ago, widely imagined to be allies of the people against the old oligarchs.

Privacy's False Teeth and Promising Business Smile

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

As this dynamic continues to unfold, consumers will learn what companies truly offer the privacy and safety they seek. Those companies will have the opportunity to command large adoption and significant growth.

Woman's Facebook Photos Stolen, Used In Prostitution Ads

Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

Dallas Miller is not a prostitute -- but you would certainly have thought otherwise if you'd seen this suggestive ad online over the weekend: M...

Your Business' Security Is Only as Strong As Your Employee's Weakest Tweet

Joe Ross | Posted 12.25.2013 | Technology
Joe Ross

We've all gotten so used to sharing personal information online, and a business can't stop its employees from engaging on social networks outside of work. There is no way to eliminate the risk completely, but it can be managed.

Kathleen Miles

LinkedIn Sued For 'Hacking' Email Accounts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.22.2013 | Los Angeles

Four individuals have filed a lawsuit against the professional networking site LinkedIn for “hacking” into their email accounts in order to send i...

Overshare! 7 Things We Forget We Do On Social Media Everyday

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 12.30.2012 | Technology

Let's own up to it: Social media is an addictive part of our everyday lives. In fact, habits like flipping through Facebook or Instagram have become a...

New Law Asserts Social Media Rights For Michiganders

ABC News Radio | Kelly Knaub | Posted 02.27.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation protecting the online privacy of Michigan residents. House Bill 5523 prohibits employer...

Landmark Social Media Privacy Law Goes Into Effect

AP | Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of privacy bills making it illegal for employers and colleges to demand acces...

TMI! 7 Things You Don't Want To Share On Facebook (But Probably Are)

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.17.2012 | Technology

We share heaps of personal information on Facebook: birthdays, relationship statuses, geographical location and much, much more. In fact, with News Fe...

Landmark Bill Would Ban Employers From Seeking Facebook Passwords

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.22.2012 | San Francisco

Rule number one when applying for a job: lock down your Facebook profile's privacy settings. There's nothing worse than a perspective employer poss...

Why You Need a Social Media Will

Jason Alderman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Money
Jason Alderman

In this Internet era, your legacy will likely live on long after you die. Do your family a favor and spare them from having to deal with these issues by addressing them now.

Controlling Privacy On Social Media, from Jennifer Jolly (WATCH)

Posted 08.26.2013 | MarloThomas

I know it can be difficult to navigate the privacy settings on all your social media networks. So when tech expert Jennifer Jolly chatted with me, I a...

The Virtual Big Brother

Diane Russell | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

Thanks to a dramatic shift in technological innovation, the government can easily track, monitor and surveil its citizens. Who knew that Big Brother would show up as a "friend" you "liked?"

INFOGRAPHIC: How Facebook Users Protect Their Privacy

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 03.21.2012 | Technology

Some social networking sites change their extensive policies so often, it can be hard to keep up. Facebook, for example, announced a major privacy...

Online Reputation -- Losing in Court Thanks to Facebook and Twitter

Craig Agranoff | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Craig Agranoff

Today, everything we do online has potential consequences. In our increasingly connected world, the things we say can more easily come back to haunt us.