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A Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options

A Guide to Facebook's Privacy Options | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
The choices can get pretty confusing, if you don't know what you're looking for.

Via Genevieve Lachance
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It isn't just the settings. All the information in your profile can show up in a graph search so delete anything you don't want a criminal or stalker to see
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Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:54 AM

A useful and compact visual guide to the various Facebook privacy options and what they do. 

Jennifer Perry's comment, March 17, 2013 8:48 AM
It isn't just the settings. All the information in your profile can show up in a graph search so delete anything you don't want a criminal or stalker to see
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Dating dangers: control and coercion in the online age

Dating dangers: control and coercion in the online age | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
A campaign aims to help young women to recognise red flags when dating and to combat online stalking and ‘revenge porn’

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Digital-Trust Top tips for online dating

http://www.digital-trust.org/general-safety/43hzkuh0eu1yuupic8nffabhc72tpj?rq=warning%20signs

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Twitter's New Abuse-Reporting Tools to Check Online Trolls - Analyst Blog - Nasdaq

Twitter's New Abuse-Reporting Tools to Check Online Trolls - Analyst Blog - Nasdaq | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
In an effort to offer better services, Twitter, Inc. TWTR rolled out new tools to combat online trolls. Reportedly, last Thursday, the company stated.
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Stalking definition expanded under Iowa Senate bill - DesMoinesRegister.com

Stalking definition expanded under Iowa Senate bill - DesMoinesRegister.com | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Senate Study Bill 1225 would expand the definition of stalking to include situations where a technology device is repeated used to locate, listen to, or watch a person without a legitimate purpose,
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Good to see the USA acknowledging this type of stalking - we need to do the same in the UK

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Facebook Stalking Could Lead to Depression, Says Somewhat Unsurprising Study - Bustle

Bustle Facebook Stalking Could Lead to Depression, Says Somewhat Unsurprising Study Bustle You probably won't be surprised to hear that yet another study has found that Facebook stalking can lead to feelings of depression — but this latest bit of...
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Stalking: A survivor speaks out - Sentinel-Standard

Stalking: A survivor speaks out - Sentinel-Standard | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
This is a story about stalking. But it is not just a story. It is my story.My stalker was my husband. Overall I was stalked for over 10 years.I came to be
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Ten Steps to secure Android and iPhones

Ten Steps to secure Android and iPhones | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Check your phone settings or if you have a new phone use these tips to
increase privacy and security
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One of the top fact sheets I recommend for victims of stalking or harassment

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Stalking risk increases among college students - Phys.Org

Stalking risk increases among college students - Phys.Org | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
According to a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University, college students are at higher risk for stalking than the general public, but are less likely to report the crime to police.
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Cyberstalking Worse Than Stalking? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Cyberstalking Worse Than Stalking? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers explored and compared the experiences of people who had been victims of stalking or cyberstalking (harassing or threatening via the Internet).
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Stalking is a difficult crime for outsiders to understand. The idea that someone is so obsessed they will invest inordinate amount of time, energy and money just to watch your life is lets face it bizarre - but it is happening to people every day.

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Ann Moulds's curator insight, February 15, 5:29 PM

Stalking is stalking whether online or offline  and can cause immense misery and suffering for the victim. The majority of stalkers rarely use just one medium and stalking can quickly transfer from the digital to the physical. Its is what makes this crime so sinister and unpredictable. 

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10 Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe - U.S. News & World Report

10 Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe - U.S. News & World Report | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Your mobile activity may be putting your privacy at risk.
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You can also see my fact sheet on how to secure your mobile http://www.digital-trust.org/how-to-mobile/2014/12/26/ten-steps-to-secure-adroid-and-iphones

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A Teenager’s View on Social Media

A Teenager's View on Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
Written by an actual teen
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This is a great over view about teen social media usage as well as just pointing out the pros and cons of the top social media services.

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New Mobile for Christmas?

New Mobile for Christmas? | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Digital-Trusts Top Tips for playing safe with your newest toy!

Fun, exciting and essential as they are smartphones have become a major
target for a wide variety of criminals who can put malware on them to try
and steal personal information, monitor, spy and track  victims via their
own phones.  Aside from abusers it can also be an irresistible temptation
for partners, friends or colleagues to snoop on texts, contacts and photos.

We are a nation of mobile phone lovers, so a new smartphone is top of many
people’s Christmas wish list. It’s a great time to get to know a new phone
because over the holidays we have more time to spend figuring out these
complicated, multi-functional devices. Whilst you are getting to know the
fun and practical functions of your new mobile it’s also the ideal
opportunity to give it and your personal data stored inside it real
protection from snoopers right from the get-go.

Today’s smartphones are a life enhancing essential, mobile phone, camera, a
computer that gives you Internet access, apps and music and video player.
They also contain a huge amount of our important information, photos and
contacts.  We have come to rely on our phones so much that we don’t even
memorise our friend’s or family’s phone number anymore, because your phone
is always close to hand. Definitely devices worth seriously protecting.

Jennifer Perry, CEO of Digital-Trust, a new organisation set-up to help
victims of digital abuse and intrusion, said “We have victims who have had
their phones compromised by an ex-partner who then used their phone to post
awful messages on their Twitter, or contact their friends and family and
send abusive text or even worse - intimate pictures. It is far better to
secure your phone when you first get it and start off with better security
habits, then deal with an incident later”. She adds “Setting up your new
phone to secure your data and privacy not only helps you to be safer but it
will also make your battery last much longer, which is a real bonus”.

Now you have a new mobile, it’s also worth really thinking about what are
you going to do with the old one? You may want to pass it to someone, or
sell it, but you don’t want to pass along all your contacts, old text and
photos as well.

David Benford, Director of Blackstage Forensics who are cybercrime advisors
and specialists in digital forensics said, “The amount of data left on old
mobile phones is astonishing. I’ve examined phones where not only did they
not delete all their online account login details but also left credit card
details and photos. That information in the wrong hands could cause both
reputational and financial damage”.

Ten Steps to Secure Android and iPhones:

1. Play with your phone – spend time learning about its features to through
the security and privacy options on your new phone, not just once but also
after you load apps see what changes.

2. Lock your screen – Use a password, pin, finger print or pattern to lock
your screen and anyone picking up your mobile and reading text, contacts
and viewing your photos.

3. Control your network connections Turn off location, wifi, Bluetooth,
location services and NFC when you aren’t using it. With practice it will
be easy to do and it will help stop data from leaking and save your battery
too!

4. Install security software on your phone. Yes, even iPhones get nasty
viruses. Security software also comes with extra useful features such app
locking, whitelists, remote wipe your phone if it is stolen.

a.  Security products Android: Avast, McAfee or Kaspersky

b. Security products iPhone: Avira, Avast or Intego

5. Use a password manager. This is an application that will generate,
secure and save your passwords. Use a password manager that syncs with all
your devices so have access to all your online accounts whether you are on
your pc or mobile

a. Password managers available on both Android and iPhone: LastPass or
Keepass

6. Set-up two step authentication on Google, iTunes, iCloud, Facebook and
any other app that will allow you. Two step authentication means that in
order to change settings in the future it will send you a text code which
makes it much more difficult for people to hack your online accounts.

7. Turn off geotagging on photos When you take a photo with a smartphone it
puts data on the photo to say exactly where it was taken. If you send the
photo with that in it, anyone seeing can find out where it was taken and
therefore possibly where you are too. You will find an option to turn off
geotags under your Location or Camera settings 

8. Turn off Screen notifications besides draining your battery, it will
flash updates on your screen from your email and other updates which can
disclose information you would rather keep private.  

9.  Free Wifi can be risky because while you’re connected to the wifi,
people can snoop on your device. So if you are using a free wifi service
use a VPN (virtual private network) service which creates a secure
connection online and keep your passwords and information safe.

a. VPN products for Android and iPhone: Tunnelbear, HideMyAss and Hotspot
Shield

10. Don’t use social media apps whilst location services is switched on,
otherwise your exact location can be shared automatically with other users
and make you vulnerable

Extras for Android

· Disable app downloads from unknown sources Go to the security under
settings menu of any standard Android device. There is a check box that
enables and disables installing ‘unofficial’ apps. You want to disable it
so you don’t get unwanted malware.

· Use a permission or privacy apps whenever you install an app it asks
permission to use your data. It is supposed to be in order to run the app,
but often it also gathers far more. Permission apps will allow you to which
apps are spying on you and help you manage your permissions.

Android permission apps: SnoopWall Privacy App or Clueful Privacy Advisor

Getting rid of you old phone safely

Are you planning to pass or sell your old phone? You will want to make sure
you are only passing on the phone and not access to your accounts or
photos.

·   Back up all your data, including contacts

·  Remember to remove the SIM card and any external storage such as a
microSD card

·  Keep the serial number of the phone on file for your records.

Iphone: Deleting information off the iPhone is easy and thorough:

                Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and
Settings

Android phones: a reset can still leave data on your phone that can be
recovered. If you have an Android phone you should encrypt your phone and
then do a factory reset.  

Go to Settings > Encrypt phone > go back to Settings > backup & reset >
reset phone
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Feds: Former employee stalked Leukemia Society chief - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Feds: Former employee stalked Leukemia Society chief - The Journal News | LoHud.com | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
A man authorities accused of harassing and intimidating his former boss at the White Plains-based Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, has been arrested on federal stalking and witness retaliation charges.
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The 7 Best Facebook Alernatives You Didn't Know About - TIME

The 7 Best Facebook Alernatives You Didn't Know About - TIME | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
People are connecting on more than just Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
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Experts to parents: Don't let kids use Instagram before 13 - The Sunshine Coast Daily

Experts to parents: Don't let kids use Instagram before 13 - The Sunshine Coast Daily | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA’S leading cyber-safety expert has a message for parents tempted to let their children go on Instagram before they are 13 – don’t do it.
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Share “Oklahoma House bill making GPS stalking...” - NewsOK.com

Share “Oklahoma House bill making GPS stalking...” - NewsOK.com | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Bill would make it illegal to use GPS to stalk someone.
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I would have liked to see the working on this a bit broader than just GPS other technology such as mobile apps can also give abusers the victims location

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Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention - Los Angeles Times

Facebook updates feature for suicide prevention - Los Angeles Times | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Facebook began rolling out a feature update Wednesday that aids suicide prevention.
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Illinois schools can legally demand students' social media passwords - Network World

Illinois schools can legally demand students' social media passwords - Network World | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Thanks to a cyberbullying law in Illinois, spying on students and prying into their digital privacy is legal; it's a crime to refuse to hand over students' social media passwords if the school wants them.
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Why Americans Need to Stop Trivializing Stalking - Huffington Post

Why Americans Need to Stop Trivializing Stalking - Huffington Post | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
I've started passively collecting examples of items and products that trivialize stalking. I don't seek out this stuff, it seems to be just out there in the world. Greeting cards, coffee mugs and so much more....
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Microsoft launches Bing-powered celebrity stalking app | 9to5Mac

Microsoft launches Bing-powered celebrity stalking app | 9to5Mac | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Microsoft today is rounding out its portfolio of apps for iOS with a new program called Snipp3t. The awkwardly named free app is essentially Microsoft's solution for stalking celebrities like Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Miley ...
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Apps like this means that every celebrity has to have a digital strategy to deal with enthusiastic and down right dangerous fans.

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'This Was The Beginning Of My Fear': 8 Truths About Stalking You Need To Know - Yahoo Health

'This Was The Beginning Of My Fear': 8 Truths About Stalking You Need To Know - Yahoo Health | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
One in six women will be stalked in her lifetime, data shows.
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Ask.fm looks to revamp tarnished past by forming a net safety advisory board - The Drum

Ask.fm looks to revamp tarnished past by forming a net safety advisory board - The Drum | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Q&A network Ask.fm has launched its first ever safety advisory board as part of a broad push from owner IAC to clean up the site...
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Snapchat drops 'stalking' feature - Telegraph

Snapchat drops 'stalking' feature - Telegraph | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Secret messaging service drops "Best Friends" feature but is forced to make plans to reinstate it within hours because of uproar from paranoid partners
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so do features like BF make us more insecure, does it make people more obsessed - of course! If Snap re introduces I would suggest you disable it!

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Spy Stalker: New cheap, easy way to spy on others that puts domestic violence ... - WJLA

Spy Stalker: New cheap, easy way to spy on others that puts domestic violence ... - WJLA | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
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Woman indicted for stalking & harassing public officials - wreg.com

Woman indicted for stalking & harassing public officials - wreg.com | Digital-Trust.Org | Scoop.it
Prosecutors say she pretended to be a judge and forged documents to retaliate against a Memphis judge
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