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5 Ways You Look Out-Of-Date In Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

Fortunately for most of us, a job search is NOT something we do often enough to be really skilled at it. So, when the time comes to find a new job, we must look at what is effective now -- not what worked when we last hunted for a job 2, 5, or 10 years ago.

Smart Job Search Strategy: Defensive Googling

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 04.20.2014 | Fifty
Susan P. Joyce

The actions of someone else -- who has the same name you use in your job search -- could be sabotaging your job search.

Privacy Concerns Swell For Americans Online

AP | By ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sharing more personal information online than ever, but they also want to better control who can see it, according t...

Free Speech and Identity Verification: Combating the Challenge of Trolling

John Pavley | Posted 11.01.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

For the HuffPost community to grow and develop we must emphasize fairness in access, promote civil discourse,  reduce vitriol on our pages and provide a defense against trolling. A key strategy in doing all of this is our plan to require all new members to identify themselves when they create an account.

What's in a Name: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Shara Azad | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Shara Azad

Perhaps it is narcissistic for me to be Googling myself at all -- even if I suspect everyone else does it too -- yet the fact remains that my identity is inextricably linked to this other Shara. Anyone trying to find me might think that I have begun writing racy novels in my spare time.

Self-checking Your Online Identity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

As a self-check, you'll want to perform your own background checks to make sure there isn't any erroneous information out there, or to prepare yourself if a potential employer, landlord or school administrator points out something that makes you look bad.

'Spring Forward' to Protect Your Identity

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

On March 10, Daylight Saving Time stole an hour from you. That's not too bad. But every single day you run the risk of identity theft. Use these tips to protect yourself!

Not Everyone At Google Agrees With Killing Online Pseudonyms

Reuters | Gerry Shih | Posted 05.05.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In the face of increasing government-led crackdowns on social media, Google Inc should not for...

The Nonexistent Facebook Democracy Is Now Gone for Good

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Whatever Facebook does eventually replace the current voting system with, there is one fundamental thing that will not change: You will still be the product, not the customer.

Wisdom in 4G: Here Today, Everywhere Tomorrow

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

We can create a habit for ourselves and our children: Pause and reflect. Even alone in the woods, with no technology in sight, recall the teaching of the Internet. What's the intention behind this next action of mine? Would the world reprove if this particular moment goes viral?

Your Online Identity Matters

Bant Breen | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Bant Breen

Today, more than ever, people turn to the web to find information about others. It's quite likely that someone you know has Googled you. Do you know what they found? And, does it matter?

The Evolution of Online Trust

Leah Busque | Posted 07.10.2012 | Small Business
Leah Busque

Listening to problems, owning up to mistakes when necessary, responding at lightning speed, and diligently protecting user privacy are the cornerstones of trust-building customer service.

A New Creative Industry: Your Digital Identity as a Star

David Nordfors | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology
David Nordfors

As kids we all liked when story characters jumped out of the books and started moving around in the world of real people. Here is how it can be done.

Online Identity: Alone In The Car

Tim Devane | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Tim Devane

The Internet allows you to be another persona, not just once but as many times as you want.

Google's New Tool Helps You Find What Others Are Writing About You

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.16.2011 | Technology

Google has released a feature that is supposed to help users manage the information that shows up about them on the web. Called "Me on the Web," th...

Manage Your Company's Online Identity -- Or The Competition Will Manage It For You

Naveen Jain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Naveen Jain

The online identity, or "o-dentity," of your business can help or hinder its bottom line. Yet, too many executives fail to safeguard their company's online reputation.

NIST Leads the Charge on Online Authentication

Susan Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

It's been a long time coming. After any number of heavy-handed approaches to online identity management, the federal government looks like it is trying a more enlightened approach.

California Outlaws Maliciously Impersonating Others Online

Ars Technica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you live in California and make a habit of posing as others online, you might want to think twice. In an attempt to cut down on cyberbullying, Cali...

A national approach to identity online

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Key to preventing fraud and abuse online is the accountability you get when you have a reasonable verified identity. This could also provide a single...