privacy

New workshop on Privacy & online security

UGAers ~ New & free class for you!  If you’re a Facebook user and don’t know about security settings, this is a class for you. If you travel and use public wifi, this is a class for you! Privacy & YOU:Focusing on best practices and practical tips for maintaining your privacy using skills that can be applied to any website from Facebook to Google+. We ...

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Peekyou, search across the web, social media & more

peerindex (a reputation management/metrics site) has launched a new search engine called peekyou (http://www.peekyou.com). It searches across facebook, linkedin, twitter, friendster, myspace, several people search engines (intellius, spokeo, etc.) and even wikipedia. Results include email addresses, phone numbers, documents, web sites, and public records (although some of those results are offered through paid services like through peoplesearch or spokeo). An interesting idea even though search ...

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Big changes to Facebook privacy (an overview)

So Facebook is rolling out new changes to your news feed (you may have it already). On the plus side for privacy: You can control who sees stuff that is posted about you (like tagged photos) which finally closes one huge privacy leak (changes will not affect older photos but you can retrospectively change them – tomorrow’s blog topic!). You can also limit old posts ...

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Google tip of the day (privacy settings)

If you’re a Google user (any of their products) don’t forget that you can review and change your settings for all services you use via the Dashboard. I always forget just how handy the Dashboard is for updating settings across the Googlesphere. https://www.google.com/dashboard/ ..and don’t forget you can turn of search history which directly ties your account to your searching.

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New privacy settings for Facebook — updated today

Oh, hurrah. First, an apology of sorts (“we just missed the mark” — REALLY?!?) and today more control over privacy settings (see below for screenshots of the settings)… but remember, if you post it to the web it is archived somewhere on the WORLD WIDE WEB. …and really — is it so surprising that Facebook was doing this?“The Wall Street Journal reported that advertising companies, ...

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Facebook is “uncool”

“Facebook is officially ‘out,’ as in uncool, amongst partners, parents and pundits all coming to the realization that Zuckerberg and his company are – simply put – not trustworthy,” Calacanis wrote on his personal Web site. [and more] Earlier this month, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and 14 other privacy and consumer organizations filed a complaint against Facebook with the Federal Trade Commission, accusing the ...

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Facebook & privacy (viva le revolution)

First off, one big caveat: It is simply impossible to have the old Facebook experience with the old level of privacy. If you want the old level of privacy, you’re going to have to give up some functionality; if you want all the old functionality, you’re going to have to give up some privacy. http://gawker.com/5522433/how-to-restore-your-privacy-on-facebook There you go, from the horse’s mouth (and also tips ...

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the tell all generation, privacy & cultivating a digital identity

Very interesting article about privacy concerns, digital identity, especially as relates to social media: In a new study to be released this month, the Pew Internet Project has found that people in their 20s exert more control over their digital reputations than older adults, more vigorously deleting unwanted posts and limiting information about themselves. “Social networking requires vigilance, not only in what you post, but ...

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Google datasharing and what do about it

Institute of Disruptive Studies… love it… (sorry, I was having a monty python moment…) —– The project, called GoogleSharing, is a Firefox add-on that uses an anonymous proxy service that gives Google false information when someone uses services that don’t require an account, such as its search, news, and images services, said Moxie Marlinspike , a security consultant and penetration tester with the Institute of ...

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More scary facebook privacy news

You know, facebook, you keep this up, users will eventually leave… Really. myspace probably never thought it would happen to them, either. —————– Facebook’s new system for connecting together the web seems to have a serious privacy hole, a web developer has discovered. Some people report that they are able to see the public “events” that Facebook users have said they will attend – even ...

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