2013

September 24, 2013
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LinkedIn, the professional networking website, is facing a lawsuit from a number of its users who say the company hacked into their external email accounts to gain access to their contacts' addresses. LinkedIn then spammed those contacts repeatedly by sending them invitations to join the social network, the lawsuit...

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September 19, 2013
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the event sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

The month's goal is to call attention...

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September 16, 2013
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A California school district hired a company starting last year to monitor its students' activity over social media websites.

The move by Glendale Unified School District to hire Geo Listening was an attempt to combat cyberbullying and curtail drug use. After two local students committed suicide in 2012, ...

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September 10, 2013
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ann-cavoukianAnn Cavoukian may be smiling in this picture, but the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, is not happy about revelations that the NSA circumvented or cracked encryption that... Read More
September 9, 2013
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A new study shows how many children are bullied online and how few understand the importance of Internet safety. The study, which will be published in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning...

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September 6, 2013
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Here's another reason to choose your Facebook friends wisely: Your social networking activity could affect your credit score and ability to get a loan.

Some tech start-ups are using social data as a way of measuring...

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September 6, 2013
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It's time to honor Nana and Pop-Pop for all they've done to make our lives better. But it's also a good time for us to lend them a hand, too.

Statistics show that seniors are targeted more than other age groups for identity theft scams. As a result, they lose billions of dollars every year to scammers,...

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September 5, 2013
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Privacy

We liked this infographic so much that we had to share.

The folks over at TRUSTe took a look at the privacy concerns adults have nowadays and how that impacts business. The results in a nutshell?...

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September 4, 2013
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While it's become the norm to share personal information on social media sites like Facebook, users will want to be extra cautious of what they post online and who they share it with as the risk of identity theft is rising. 

A Facebook page could be a "gold mine" for ID thieves, since it contains personal...

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August 28, 2013
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The New York Times and Twitter are the latest victims of the hacking group Syrian Electronic Army. The newspaper's and social media's websites were hacked Aug. 27 and had their domain names edited by the cybercriminals, BBC reported. The...

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