Showing posts with label social network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label social network. Show all posts

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tips For Minimizing Security Risks on Social Media

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In my blog post entitled Privacy Vs. Networking, published on What on Earth are We Doing Here, we discussed the issue of privacy while networking socially on the Internet and how much of the problem sits with the user, not specifically the network we're on.

All of this is quickly changing as more and more of us become far too comfortable with sharing far too much on the social media channels we frequent. The following short video, entitled "Social Media & Privacy - Be aware of what you share," on Mohammad A. Itani's YouTube channel, features a number of common sense dos and donts that act as a reminder of how little privacy we really have on Facebook, as one example.

Summary

First, read the condition and terms before signing on the dotted line. Secondly, Be frugal with what and how much personal information you offer when signing up for these services. And third, don't spill your guts out there and expect to keep your life private.

Do you have other ideas on how to stay safe in the world of cyber-life? Please share it with me!

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Privacy Vs. Networking

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Is it possible to network while maintaining your personal privacy? Those of us who seek to make a difference in people's lives by communicating ideas know that there is a definite choice to be made.

I have friends of the old school who are not on Facebook or any other social networking solution because they wish to maintain their personal privacy.

One in particular will go to great lengths in emailing news items to a limited audience of email recipients. We've discussed at great length the trade-offs related to reaching the highest number of readers vs. a simple, limited emailing list.

The question is, can you network and still remain private in your personal life?

I'd like to hear your thoughts? Please email them to me at blogger@tpromo.com.


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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Facebook: Intel Gathering Effort or Social Network

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Please allow me to make a comment regarding Facebook's "Friending" pollicy

First, I want to say that it sucks. They want you to ONLY friend people you REALLY know. Second, this brings me to the issue of what a social website is. I would think a social website is intended to support current friends, to make new friends, and to introduce your current friends to your new friends.

Third, I have suspected for some time that Facebook (FB) is operated in part with money supplied by either our government or by a quasi-governmental agency, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). I mention this because FB's social policy sounds more like the government wanting to create a matrix of our associations than a social website.

As a former System Operator (SysOp) on the Compuserve network, I can tell you emphatically that these networks allow government agents to access every nook and cranny of the public portion of the network. So keep all of this in mind when you place personal information on your FB Wall. Just warning you...


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Al Colombo is a former trade journalist in the physical security and life safety markets. His 28-year career includes the title of Associate Editor with Security Distributing & Marketing Magazine and Technical Editor with Security Sales & Integration. His freelance work has also appeared in Security Dealer & Integrator, Locksmith Ledger, National Locksmith, Security & Life Safety, Alarm Installing Dealer, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and The Electrical Distributor, in addition to writing promotional copy for Honeywell Life Safety, Digital Monitoring Products, Home Automation Inc., Camden Door Controls, and numerous websites throughout cyberspace. To contact Al Colombo, click here.