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The MeWe Social Network

MeWe is a communication network that seeks to “advance the best of social media with privacy built into the design, where members would feel safe and respected while sharing their lives. The online privacy company Sgrouples Inc., has launched a network that features social sharing, user communication, and cloud storage. MeWe’s founders built this platform on the belief that people should be able to express themselves online without censorship, or the worry that their information will be exploited without their permission. “You own your personal information and content. … You control who can access your content. You control what, if anything, others can see in public searches. We re a private network. That means we do not track or profile you. Your privacy means we do not share your personal information with anyone. … We do not monitor or mine your data. … We do not spy on your contact list. You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any tim
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How to Manage My Cloud

Everything you post from links to memes to photos to documents is conveniently saved for you in My Cloud. The My Cloud tab is positioned at the end of the main tabs, on the right side. In My Cloud, you will see a color-coded list of all of the posts from your MeWe Groups, plus your Social Networks (if you’ve opted to connect them). You can view your content through: All My Posts, Photos/Videos, Discussions, Documents, and Event Calendar. Under this string of viewing choices is a POST BOX, where you can add content to your networks. Your Free Storage Space Beneath the Contacts Online indicator located on the right-hand side of your My Cloud page is a storage meter that shows how much free space is left. Click the Need more space button if you want to acquire more room for your life online. A pop up will provide a directive on how to make that happen. All My Posts This is where you can view all recent activity (e.g., tweets, Facebook status updates, posts to MeWe groups, links). Photo
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U.S. Marshals and Their “Dirtbox” Declare the 4th Amendment Dead

Has anyone seen the 4th Amendment recently? The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. I don t know about you, but it surely seems to have gone off the way of a New York Mets pennant. Last night, while being interviewed on Coast to Coast AM (broadcast on 570+ stations in several countries), a show usually good at uncovering all kinds of extraterrestrial phenomenon, we just couldn t find it anywhere. What we did find was a trending story by the Wall Street Journal that the Justice Department, sans any warrant or reasonable cause, is doing something that even makes the NSA s methods of operation pale in comparison. Ok, not really. It is hard to justify an NSA that eavesdrops on the cellphone calls
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Apple vs. Google: The Privacy Revolution Rumble

When talking to the world at large, the leaders in Silicon Valley tend to focus on optimism and excitement over their wares and the future of technology. Sure they may bicker about one another s products behind closed doors, but rarely do we catch a glimpse of the emperors without their clothes. That is what makes the recent public tiff between Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt so fascinating. To quickly recap, last week Tim Cook shared an online message about Apple s business model where he stated the following: We sell products. We don t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers .We don t monetize the information you store We don t read your email or messages to get information to market to you. You can read between the lines pretty quickly to know he s talking about Google. Okay, fair enough. With online privacy such a hot topic these days, Cook clearly wants to draw a line in the sand separating Apple s world from Google s. While I could
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NEW at Sgrouples: Download Your Content Anytime!

This week we launched an important new feature just for you. Now you can easily download all your Sgrouples content (photos, videos, documents, etc.,) at any time. Because it s yours, not ours. You own your content at Sgrouples, unlike at other social networks where they claim shared ownership, and as a consequence you may find your posts and photos being used to advertise products to others and strangers watching you. Of course we ve made it simple for you to download your content! Just login and go to My Cloud, click on the Download your content link, and choose what types of your posts you want to download, and then we ll create a zipfile you can download. You are also protected by our industry-first Privacy Bill of Rights, which is the new standard for respect and privacy.  Sgrouples is here so that you can be self-expressed in your real life circles using technology the way it was intended, to have fun staying in touch and sharing your life, without privacy violations or
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The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom

Ah, the dog days of summer, sticky and stagnant, similar to the way people are feeling about Facebook these days. Almost everywhere I speak as a social media expert andprivacy advocate, I hear the same comment over and over again from 18-year olds to senior citizens and everyone in between I just quit Facebook. Meanwhile, Facebook stunningly continues to live in its privacy glass house. Just because they ve gotten away with ten years of privacy deception and abuse, they seem to think they can continue to fool us all for another decade. Think again, Facebook. Princeton University s research team thinks the jig is up and I m thinking the same. When it comes to privacy, Facebook continues to misfire on all cylinders. It is time for a change, don t you think? This relationship has truly soured. It s time to get back to our real lives, which are rich and deep in their daily complexity. That is why I am encouraging people to join the 99 Days of Freedom campaign that s inspiring users to
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Facebook, It’s Time We Talk Divorce

So Facebook wants to measure our moods now. In a lot of ways, that juicy tidbit of information shouldn t surprise anyone, not with Facebook s track record. Let s take a look. We already know Facebook filters and curates our feed, reads our messages, looks our pictures, and sells our personal information, even our faces.Facebook tracks where we are physically going. Facebook listens to what we are saying on our smartphone microphones. Facebook monitors the sites we visit and uses facial recognition technology to identify us in photos. Facebook builds a portfolio on us, regardless of whether we even belong to Facebook. In the end, Facebook does literally everything except clone us, which curiously would likely fit within their general philosophy as a revenue earning opportunity. Sure, that last point was an exaggeration in fact, but perhaps not in Facebook theory. For Facebook is doing everything it can to rebuild another you, faster, stronger, more perfect, and more capable
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Data Mining a Key Feature of Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’

That new feature on your Facebook app allows for location sharing with friends and a whole lot of data mining for marketing purposes. Facebook rolled out its location-sharing feature, Nearby Friends , on Friday, April 18, adding a powerful new data mining weapon to its massive arsenal of data mining tools. Nearby Friends allows mobile app [...]The post Data Mining a Key Feature of Facebook s Nearby Friends appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Free Screening of “Terms and Conditions May Apply”

Sgrouples Advisory Board Member, Cullen Hoback, in partnership with Demand Progress, is offering a free screening on Sunday November 17th, of his stunning, award-winning documentary, Terms and Conditions May Apply.   Grab your popcorn and sign up now to reserve your free seat! The unprecedented online screening is free for the first 3,000 people who sign up [...]The post Free Screening of Terms and Conditions May Apply appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Social Media News, Week of 11/4: Sgrouples Named in Top Five of AngelLists’ Buzziest Startups

In her research for AngelList, Mattermark CEO Danielle Morrill ranked Sgrouples among the Top Five Buzziest Silicon Valley/San Francisco  Start-Ups in September. Morrill ranked companies based on five indicators: website traffic, mobile downloads, inbound links from other sites, Twitter followers, Facebook page likes and LinkedIn followers. She discovered that Sgrouples was one of the top performers! The most [...]The post Social Media News, Week of 11/4: Sgrouples Named in Top Five of AngelLists Buzziest Startups appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Sgrouples CEO on HuffPost: An Open Letter to Cyberbullies

Sgrouples CEO Mark Weinstein took to Huffington Post this week to share his thoughts on combating cyberbullying. An Open Letter to Cyberbullies  is meant to empower victims by giving a voice to their plight and providing a defense against the actions of those who intend to harm them.  Polls estimate that anywhere from 33% to 50% [...]The post Sgrouples CEO on HuffPost: An Open Letter to Cyberbullies appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Sgrouples CEO on HuffPost: “Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion”

This week, Sgrouples CEO Mark Weinstein s column in the Huffington Post encourages Americans to challenge the government s unwarranted privacy invasion through legal channels in his article Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion. Privacy is a fundamental right for Americans and democracy, he writes, the privacy revolution we are facing may not put our physical lives at risk but [...]The post Sgrouples CEO on HuffPost: Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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How to Transfer Facebook Content to MeWe

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How to Create an Editable Document

There are two ways to access the Documents feature: (1) a Group page, or (2) My Cloud. Select the Documents tab. Click on the Create Document button located on the right, midway down the documents page. A New editable document pop up will appear, indicating: (1) that you are creating a new document; (2) in which Group you are creating it, or showing that it is being created in your My Cloud; and (3) a prompt to enter the title of the new document. Enter a document name then click the Create button. Upon your document’s creation, a new document editor page will open, functioning much like any other document editor you’ve worked with. You can format text, see who is currently viewing the document, and choose who can view and edit. Each person selected to view/edit the document is assigned a color. Changes to the document are automatically saved as you move through the creating and editing process. When you have finished entering and formatting your text, click on Sav
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The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

2014 marks the end of a truly remarkable era. No, I m not talking about Derek Jeter s retirement, although baseball fans lucky enough to have watched the future Hall of Famer will miss him greatly. If you ve heard me in recent months on CNN or dozens of radio interviews, then you know I am talking about what I call the Facebook Era: 2004-2014. In its wake, comes the great Internet divide the old way of doing business versus the new. Technology leaders such as World Wide Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee are calling for a new Magna Carta to control (and outlaw) data-slurping Internet emperors. I want a web where I m not spied on, where there s no censorship, Berners-Lee said in a recent interview. Berners-Lee envisions a web that holds true to core privacy principles where our online persona is the same as our offline one. Other respected leaders have similarly acknowledged the irreconcilable chasm in online privacy before us. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, recently fired a rocket over th
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OKCupid, That’s OKStupid

A few months ago, a furor erupted over the discovery that Facebook had conducted a psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users. I think the level of disgust came less from the action itself and more from the decision by Facebook to approve such an action. After all, why would the all-knowing Facebook want to use its all-pervasive Facebook powers to alter the emotional state of its Facebook users? As a privacy rights advocate and owner of the private social media network Sgrouples, I could never personally justify such behavior to my users or even myself. Many of Europe s privacy regulators feel the same way, which is why they are currently examining Facebook for privacy law violations. Enter Christian Rudder, president of the popular OKCupid dating site. In a fascinating blog released last month, Rudder defended Facebook as a mere pawn in the reality of Internet politics. According to Rudder, If you use the Internet, you re the subject of hundreds of experiments
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Google Mates With an Emu

When most of us hear the word Google we think search engine. When we hear Emu we think a big Australian bird with long legs that doesn t fly. Put the two together however and you end up with something entirely new and frankly, rather scary. That s because the Emu in question here is a company just purchased by Google that offers a brand new channel for Google to spy on what you do and sell what it finds, privacy be damned. I get that this sounds like a Chicken Little sky is falling metaphor, but sadly it is not. In fact, you might want to wear a hard helmet as you read on. Emu is, or I should say was, a startup with a cool mobile messaging app. Part instant messaging client, part Siri-type virtual assistant, the app can monitor everything you are talking about when you chat. Objectively, such an app sounds useful. It could be a great time-saver and a big help by offering useful suggestions. But that s not the reality here, not when there s profitability involved based on your privat
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Europe Declares War on Facebook

Throughout history, Europe has shown an inclination to declare war on itself. Now in the 21st Century, Europe has found a new enemy to rally against: Facebook. Recently, Europe brought the gauntlet down on Google over the right to be forgotten. Now, with the blood not even dry from that battle and the terms of surrender still in flux, Europe has turned its attention to the king of privacy sinners. Right on the heels of JUST s  99 Days of Facebook Freedom campaign in Europe, on August 1st, Austrian law student Max Schrems filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook claiming the company s privacy policy violates EU law. That in and of itself would hardly merit comparison to the time Austria kicked off World War I. But here s where the story gets interesting. Rather than go it alone as the David to Facebook s Goliath, Schrems opened the floodgates by inviting any user outside the U.S. and Canada to join. That means upwards of 1 billion users to those counting at home. If you re r
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Facebook, It’s Time We Talk Divorce

So Facebook wants to measure our moods now. In a lot of ways, that juicy tidbit of information shouldn t surprise anyone, not with Facebook s track record. Let s take a look. We already know Facebook filters and curates our feed, reads our messages, looks our pictures, and sells our personal information, even our faces.Facebook tracks where we are physically going. Facebook listens to what we are saying on our smartphone microphones. Facebook monitors the sites we visit and uses facial recognition technology to identify us in photos. Facebook builds a portfolio on us, regardless of whether we even belong to Facebook. In the end, Facebook does literally everything except clone us, which curiously would likely fit within their general philosophy as a revenue earning opportunity. Sure, that last point was an exaggeration in fact, but perhaps not in Facebook theory. For Facebook is doing everything it can to rebuild another you, faster, stronger, more perfect, and more capable
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Test 3

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Google Glass Publicity Spectacle Puts Eyes On Privacy

Google glass one-day sale became was a publicity stunt that poses questions of what life will be like through its lens. Google made a spectacle of itself on April 15 when it lifted the blinders off Glass for a one-day publicity stunt. The oft venerated and sometimes spited search engine giant released its much-coveted Glass [...]The post Google Glass Publicity Spectacle Puts Eyes On Privacy appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Sgrouples CEO Featured in USA TODAY

USA TODAY featured Sgrouples CEO Mark Weinstein this week in his guest essay, How Facebook Gets Rich Leveraging Personas. The fascinating article is Weinstein s first for this prestigious national media outlet. Mark explains how and why Facebook is expanding its efforts to collect, analyze and exploit personal information, while he illuminates the Sci-Fi reality of Facebook s secretive initiative into Artificial Intelligence. Click to Read the [...]The post Sgrouples CEO Featured in USA TODAY appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Online Privacy Support Heats Up with Viral TED Talk

With the influence of the Internet and the rise of new technology, the line between public and private data is becoming increasingly blurred. And privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti says we need to stop this trend if we want to keep our freedom and our privacy intact. In his viral TED talk Why Privacy Matters, Acquisiti [...]The post Online Privacy Support Heats Up with Viral TED Talk appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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Social Media News, Week of 10/14: Sgrouples Releases First Native Android App

Sgrouples continues to expand its brand across a number of different platforms to make our service convenient for everyone. This past week, we released our first native app for Android, which runs faster and more stably than our previous hybrid app. Now, Sgrouples members can browse through a much simpler, streamlined interface, add posts and [...]The post Social Media News, Week of 10/14: Sgrouples Releases First Native Android App appeared first on Sgrouples Online Privacy Blog.
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