5 Ways Oversharing Can Lead to Identity Theft

Identity Theft

5 Ways Oversharing Can Lead to Identity Theft

5 Ways Oversharing Can Lead to Identity Theft

Everybody knows there are certain things you can’t share on the Internet without the risk of serious consequences — photos of yourself in compromising positions, intimate details of your travel plans, or what you really think of your boss, for instance. But there are other morsels of information we share with regularity and without considering… Read More

Can Twitter & Facebook Make Your Credit Card Better?

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Can Twitter & Facebook Make Your Credit Card Better?

Can Twitter & Facebook Make Your Credit Card Better?

For years, the Internet was a pretty boring place. People interacted with each other one on one via email, and visited corporate websites when they needed to make a purchase or view their accounts. When the concept of social media burst onto the scene, groups of individuals who had a common connection suddenly became empowered… Read More

California Law Lets Minors Erase Ill-Advised Online Posts

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California Law Lets Minors Erase Ill-Advised Online Posts

California Law Lets Minors Erase Ill-Advised Online Posts

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last month that allows minors to delete Web posts they may regret later. The law that improves data privacy and security allows young people to ask social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter to remove or hide information or photos they previously shared on the Internet, the… Read More

Are Your Face & Privacy Worth More Than $15?

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Are Your Face & Privacy Worth More Than $15?

Are Your Face & Privacy Worth More Than $15?

Your privacy took another shot in the gut this week.  A federal judge has ruled, essentially, it’s “no harm, no foul” for companies like Facebook to take your picture and use it in an advertisement. In fact, the ruling is even more dismal than that. The rights to your face, it turns out, are worth… Read More

American Express Launches Twitter Payment Method

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American Express Launches Twitter Payment Method

American Express Launches Twitter Payment Method

These days, credit card issuers are always on the lookout for new ways to engage cardholders and get them to use their accounts to make purchases, and now one of the best-known is teaming up with a popular social network to create a payment method that works in just 140 characters. American Express recently announced… Read More

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Before Facebook Gets Hacked

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7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Before Facebook Gets Hacked

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Before Facebook Gets Hacked

We’re coming up on three years since Mark Zuckerberg famously announced, “The age of privacy is over.” Some of us, however, still value our privacy. The nonstop Facebook information grabs of late, coupled with recent high profile security breaches, point to the inevitable: a catastrophic breach at Facebook. When that happens, the most concentrated dossier… Read More

3 Ways to Control Your Facebook Profile After You Die

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3 Ways to Control Your Facebook Profile After You Die

3 Ways to Control Your Facebook Profile After You Die

Every time Rachel Miller goes to her Facebook page, she sees her mother’s photo looking back at her. This is disturbing to Miller, since her mother died six months ago. Seeing her mother’s Facebook profile is “sort of a sick reminder that she’s gone but eerily still hanging around,” Miller says. “It’s kind of creepy,… Read More

Two Sure Things in Life: Death & Facebook

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Two Sure Things in Life: Death & Facebook

Two Sure Things in Life: Death & Facebook

What happens to our Facebook profile when we die? Who gets to connect with us on LinkedIn, post pictures of us on Pinterest, or view our photos on Flickr after we have shuffled off this mortal coil and left these worlds — both the physical and the virtual — behind? These are brand-new questions that… Read More

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