8 Results for tag: privacy

Don’t Be Like Bill

Yesterday was International Data Privacy Day. Ironically, 1 in 10 people reading this post probably had their data stolen yesterday through a malicious Facebook app. Maybe this one, maybe not -- depends on which source you believe -- but data-stealing apps are out there and being used constantly by unaware, or unsavvy, FB ... More

Microsoft Loves You! (More Than You Know)

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet?  By all accounts, it is leaps and bounds better than the universally-reviled Windows 8, and keeps alive Microsoft's odd/even string of cursed/decent operating system releases.  The best part is that it is free (supposedly) to current Windows 7 and 8 users, though we have yet to ... More

Let The “I Hereby Declare…” Nonsense Begin!

If you are a Facebook user, you've probably experienced this more than once: Facebook announces they are making changes to (some/any) policy, and suddenly a spate of posts pop up everywhere with folks announcing that they hereby declare they aren't putting up with this $#&%!  By God, Facebook can't do this, and they ... More

Online Safety Tips for Your Family

The latest issue of "In The Loop", from Sanford, Lea & Associates, has a terrific article on tips for keeping your family safe online.  Everyone is a computer user these days, from your child playing online games to grandma learning to use Facebook.  There are security and privacy concerns with any type of online ... More

Well, Facebook Is At It Again (Part One)…

Many of you may know (and just as many may not) that Facebook is once again updating its privacy policies. This time it's the Data Use Policy, and the changes are scheduled to go into effect sometime around the end of this week. (What's that, you say? You didn't vote on any changes? Well, thanks to the apathetic response ... More

Tracking Your Personal Data Online

EVERY website has the ability to track certain basic data about you when you visit, such as time and date, your IP address (and therefore general location), and third-party referrer data (meaning how you got there from here). For the majority of websites, this information is merely passively collected and rarely, if ever, ... More

Oh, Go Google Yourself!

Seriously, go do it! You might be surprised about what you find, especially if you are someone concerned with your privacy. Or with your online reputation, which these days equates to your reputation, period. Remember to put your name in quotes for more accurate results, and log out of any Google account prior to searchi... More

Facebook, Privacy, and You (Part 3) — The REALLY Important Part!

Anyone who has used Facebook for any length of time at all has surely seen (and maybe even reposted) those legalese-blurbs that start out with "In response to the proposed changes to Facebook's Privacy Policy, I hereby blah blah blah blah blah blah blah."  Each and every time a rumor goes around that Facebook is making ... More