Online Privacy

  • Your Privacy or Your Safety: Is it Really a Zero Sum Game?

    … often used, among other things, to help victims of domestic violence cover their tracks as they leave abusive situations. In other words, it was created to do good. But like everything created for great good, a few villains have managed to set up shop and use it for evil. Facebook Vs. Google – Privacy and Security Infographic The Numbers The number…

    The Blog Herald- 13 readers -
  • “Delete” does not mean deleted. 4 Steps to protect your privacy

    …. Facebook even has data on the things you start typing into a post, but ultimately choose NOT to share! Creepy much? In fact, social networks don’t even pretend that “delete” means delete. Facebook’s legal terms liken “deleting” to placing information into your computer’s “recycle bin,” and state that, by using Facebook, you acknowledge “that removed…

    {grow}in Social- 6 readers -
  • Millions of Ashley Madison Accounts Are on the Web Forever #JimAndAnn

    … The news broke a couple of days ago that Ashley Madison, the social media site for cheating, had been hacked and that its who database of users was released to the web. Jim Boykin and Ann Smarty are discussing of possible consequences of the hack, its impact on Internet marketing and online privacy. Ashley Madison hack is likely…

    Jim Boykin/ Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog- 23 readers -
  • 6 Critical steps to help fight for your online privacy

    … By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist Just when people seem comfortable oversharing online, something will happen that gets people talking about online privacy again. For instance, when the settings for Periscope (an app for live-streaming video) defaulted to broadcasting a user’s location, people legitimately freaked out. When…

    {grow}in Social- 9 readers -
  • Blur Enables Users to Obscure Their Google Search Data

    … It’s almost impossible to browse the internet these days without exposing some of your data. Most companies online, especially social networks and search engines, are now big data companies exploiting user data for profit. A service from online privacy company Abine, called Blur, hopes to provide better consumer protection through anonymous web…

    Inside Facebookin Social Google- 16 readers -
  • How to Check Social Media Privacy Settings

    … your privacy settings on top social media networks. Remember, each social media platform has its own settings, and some are more complicated than others. We’ll go through privacy settings for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Facebook Facebook is the most popular social media website, topping 1 billion active monthly…

    Social Media Examinerin Social Google Facebook Twitter How To's- 4 readers -
  • Privacy Checkup Is Now Rolling Out

    … By Paddy Underwood, Product Manager Today, we’re starting to roll out Privacy Checkup, which helps you review and control who you’re sharing with. We know you come to Facebook to connect with friends, not with us. But we also know how important it is to be in control of what you share and who you share with. You’ll see the option to take…

    Facebook Newsroom- 6 readers -
  • The sneaky method BuzzFeed uses to win the market research game

    … to the Services may be retained by us indefinitely, even after you terminate your account. We may continue to disclose such content to third parties, as described in this Privacy Policy.” (Excerpt from BuzzFeed’s privacy policy. Again, emphasis mine.) Maybe the answer is to post a quiz of our own: How Much Do You Care About Online Privacy…

    {grow}in Social- 12 readers -
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