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Keep Cyber-Safe: 2 Tips to Protect Your Online Identity

April 15, 2014 by Natascha Thomson

Protect your online identity.

I generally try to do some "house keeping" at the beginning of each year but, of course, it pays to implement the tips below whenever you get to it. Cyber security, or rather the lack thereof, is one of the main threats of our time. Here two simple tips that could make the difference.[read more]


3 Workarounds for Google+ Privacy & Security Issues

April 2, 2014 by Amanda Green

Google Plus privacy & security / shutterstock

According to GlobalWebIndex estimates, Google Plus is growing at a rapid pace and is now the second largest social network on the planet. But recently, researchers carried out a preliminary analysis of the social network’s privacy, stating several issues that users should be concerned about.[read more]


Can the Internet Be Private? Katherine Albrecht Says “Yes”

July 12, 2013 by Tammy Kahn Fennell

Start Page

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Katherine Albrecht, author, radio host, privacy advocate, Harvard graduate, and VP of Marketing for Ixquick. While you may not have heard of Ixquick, two of their properties are starting to get a lot of attention: StartPage and Startmail.[read more]


Are My Social Activities Going to Cost Me a Job?

February 23, 2013 by Dave Thomas

A number of reports now indicate that more and more employers are investing time and effort into seeing what their employees are doing with social media, both during and after the workday has ended.[read more]

The Erosion of Privacy and the Rise of Publicness...And Why It's a Good Thing

February 11, 2013 by Brian Solis

Gabriel García Márquez once wisely observed, “Everyone has three lives: a public life, a private life, and a secret life.” The question is, which sliver of you do people say and how are you judged in the absence of your narration or explanation of what’s assembled.[read more]

Social Media Can't Replace Email

February 11, 2013 by Jonathan Bennett

It is unmistakable that social media platforms such Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we all communicate online. However, there are many reasons that social media platforms will never fully replace email within the working environment.[read more]

When Privacy and Enhanced User Experience Collide Online

January 13, 2013 by Ken Mueller



One person’s creepy is another person’s cool.That’s the thought I had when my friend Amber posted an article on Facebook about Disney World’s new plan to track visitors with wireless bracelets. Long story short, Disney is going to distribute the wristbands to park goers.With the ability to opt out, the wristbands will be encoded with...[read more]


Teens Need Role Models, Not Facebook Fans

August 10, 2012 by Angela Irizarry

Please explain how the youth of today believes it's OK to publicly humiliate, verbally abuse and broadcast explicit content on the Web. I'm reaching out as a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a concerned bystander. Social media is turning our children into monsters![read more]


The Social Afterlife?

July 13, 2012 by Randall Beach

What will happen to your social media accounts when you die? Who can access your accounts? Who has your passwords? Who has the legal right to contact social media platform providers and access your accounts? Will your Facebook page remain static forever; your last posts a cyber-memorial?[read more]

Are You Sharing Too Much Online? [Infographic]

June 30, 2012 by Aron Marriott-Smith

Sharing is what social media is all about. Sharing news, pictures, or video with your friends and family online can be wonderful. But are you sharing too much online?[read more]

ViDEO: Privacy is Dead - Panel Discussion at Social-Loco 2012

June 22, 2012 by Cliff Figallo

"Privacy is Dead: It's the New Social Contract and You Agreed to It." -- A panel discussion that explores the reality of online privacy in social media today. Featuring Alex Fowler (Global Privacy and Policy Leader, Mozilla), Nick Bicanic (CEO of echoecho). Owen Thomas (President of Ditherati Communications), Damien Patton (Founder and CEO of and Hermione Way (Founder of[read more]


Meet the New Wave of Facebook Frictionless Sharing Apps

June 20, 2012 by Thomas Samph

Frictionless sharing: One man's meat is another man's poison, as the old adage goes. While some consumers find frictionless sharing a bothersome and invasive addition, others have embraced the trend. One thing, however, is clear: hate it or love it, the Facebook frictionless sharing feature is here to stay. As more and more apps turn to frictionless sharing to promote stories on Facebook, here are some of the best new apps using the feature.[read more]


Cookie Law in UK: Business Stalking vs. User Engagement

May 27, 2012 by Laurent Francois

Photo by pjmorse via Flickr

EU e-Privacy law (aka Cookie Law in UK media...) has been tackled by many e-commerce lobbies. ICO has finally accepted that implied consent was acceptable. But does it solve the true issue when it comes to social consumers? Isn't it time to think Social Business at a global level, not to just generate "buzz"?[read more]


Social Media Case Law – The Beginning

May 22, 2012 by Randall Beach

The Harris decision was met with an immediate uproar, as the court’s interpretation of Twitter’s terms and conditions shocked many, including Twitter itself. Twitter has subsequently filed a motion to quash the subpoena stating that the Harris court had misinterpreted its terms and conditions and that its members certainly owned their tweets and content.[read more]


Sharing is not giving: Facebook's IPO and the world we'll live in

May 15, 2012 by Laurent Francois

Facebook's IPO must be understood as a bone-of-contention of the Apple, Microsoft and Google APP war. Sharing used to be a positive attitude; it could well be the fastest way to give up our freedom.[read more]

Google Drive Sends Companies Scrambling to Update Internet Policies

May 2, 2012 by Deborah Sweeney

Is it wise to entrust sensitive documents to a faceless corporation, even if it is Google? The Terms of Service language is the biggest point of contention as it grants Google a “a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative work..." But what about small businesses?[read more]


Reputation Management, Privacy in the Social Media World

April 11, 2012 by Jay Buerck

There are still many lessons to be learned from the use of social media with the fact that people are still being fired for their postings and experiencing legal actions and other negative recourse as a result of online activities . We can only hope the adoption of privacy protections the occurrences of these types of actions decreases.[read more]

Real-time Online Snooping, Soon To Be Legal.

April 3, 2012 by Matthew Harris

Photo: Jonathan Mcintosh/Flickr

If you're in the UK, when, where and who you tweeted, facebooked, messaged, rang, checked in, photographed, skyped, may soon be stored and analysed in real-time by a body that most people don't trust - The Government.[read more]

Your Privacy Is A Commodity And You Will Continue To Give it Away

April 3, 2012 by Tac Anderson

You may remember sometime last year (seems like longer) that everyone was saying that your personal information was the new oil. That collectively our personal data would fuel a whole new economy. The analogy was heavily championed by CEO Michael Fertik. The World Economic Forum even released a study (PDF) which praised the social good which could be done with this data.[read more]


Free Internet, Megaupload and SOPA. Knowledge-based Society or Entertainment Society.

February 7, 2012 by Alberto Uribarri
3 access to information and knowledge is a fundamental right that cannot be waived. Putting them to a level doesn’t help to clarify the dispute as they represent two models of society that are not only different but also antagonist. Who told “only knowledge will set you free”?, perhaps we should say now “only entertainment will set you free”?[read more]