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3 Ways for Clients to Respond to Cyber Attacks

3 Ways for Clients to Respond to Cyber Attacks | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Conversation with executives from SecurityScoreCard
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This is more geared towards organizations not people. 

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The FTC's settlement with Snapchat could signal the beginning of improved privacy tools

The FTC's settlement with Snapchat could signal the beginning of improved privacy tools | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission has settled its complaint relating to Snapchat's misleading claims round the impermanence and security of messages sent via its mobile platform. As part of the settleme...
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This is good news. 

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Who Is Behind After School, the Anonymous App Taking Over American High Schools?

Who Is Behind After School, the Anonymous App Taking Over American High Schools? | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Anonymous app After School is dealing with bullying, gun threats -- and massive growth.
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Heads up parents about this new hot app for high school students. 

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FBI warns of destructive malware in wake of Sony attack

FBI warns of destructive malware in wake of Sony attack | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
The destructive intrusion was the first to occur against a company on U.S. soil.
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Heads up about this... 

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Stop worrying about mastermind hackers. Start worrying about the IT guy.

Stop worrying about mastermind hackers. Start worrying about the IT guy. | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
A simple human error leaves American's data exposed online.
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Interesting read. 

#internetprivacy 

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Nude 'Snapchat images' put online

Nude 'Snapchat images' put online | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Explicit images believed to have been sent through Snapchat are reportedly put online, but the firm says its servers were not breached.
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Nothing is ever gone,
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Here's What I Learned Using Teen-Monitoring Software On A Sorority Girl's Phone For Two Weeks

Here's What I Learned Using Teen-Monitoring Software On A Sorority Girl's Phone For Two Weeks | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
BuzzFeed News' Katie Notopoulos, reporting live from inside a 21-year-old's iPhone.
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This software used in this article could be of interest to parents. 

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Survey: 35% Of Americans Took Security Actions After iCloud Breach

Survey: 35% Of Americans Took Security Actions After iCloud Breach | Internet Safety | Scoop.it

The dial Many switched to stronger passwords and began using two-step verification.

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The dial is moving for people paying attention to security online. 

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Hacked Photos of Celebrities Keeping your photos safe

Hacked Photos of Celebrities Keeping your photos safe | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Now that I've got your attention with that headline of hacked photos of celebrities, let's talk security and how to keep your photos safe in the cloud.
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While the headline is provocative, I'm sharing some good safety tips to keep your data private.  

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Mobile app addiction blinding us to potential security issues?

Mobile app addiction blinding us to potential security issues? | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Is our addiction to the utility of mobile apps blinding us to potential security issues?
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Good question posed here. 

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What Privacy Online Really Means to Teens -- K@W

What Privacy Online Really Means to Teens -- K@W | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
At the Wharton Web Conference, social media guru Danah Boyd shared her surprising findings about how teens define privacy online.
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Everyone values privacy. 

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Is There Such A Thing As Online Privacy?

Is There Such A Thing As Online Privacy? | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
New poll reveals 55% of Americans think people have too much personal information about them available online
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A very important question. The research is good on this. 

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Mizz Information

Mizz Information | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Blog about social media trends, stats, community management
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A big parent-watch out: Phone numbers posted on Instagram

A big parent-watch out: Phone numbers posted on Instagram | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
If your kids are on Instagram, here's some info about the latest risky behavior going around, and tips on how to help them stay safe online.
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This is a must read for parents. Do it now and share widely. 

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Beyond Phishing: Experts Predict The Cybercrime Of 2015

Beyond Phishing: Experts Predict The Cybercrime Of 2015 | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Will 2015 be a happy new year for internet...
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Cybercrime is going to outwit many. 

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Cybercrime is going to outwit many. 

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Hackers Using Lingo of Wall St. Breach Health Care Companies’ Email

Hackers Using Lingo of Wall St. Breach Health Care Companies’ Email | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Using flawless English and an insider’s knowledge of Wall Street, the cybercriminals have gained access to the inboxes of top health care executives.
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Well this is interesting... 

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An online security expert explains how your privacy is at risk

An online security expert explains how your privacy is at risk | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
An internationally recognized PhD and security expert explains his concerns for self-hosted WordPress sites, the security of personal accounts, and best practices for password protection.
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Common questions answered. 

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Everyone Should Have to Explain a Website's TOU and Privacy Policy to a Child | Amy Vernon

Everyone Should Have to Explain a Website's TOU and Privacy Policy to a Child | Amy Vernon | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
When you're writing legal policies for sites where one of your biggest user groups is children, it would really behoove you to have a simpler version of the T&C
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Amy Vernon writes an important post here. TOU and Privacy Policy's should be easily understood by everyone including children. And if you can't explain it to a child then as a platform you need to go back to the drawing board. 

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Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia

Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
The popular StealthGenie app allows a user to secretly monitor a target’s communications and movements.
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The Creepiest New Corner Of Instagram: Role-Playing With Stolen Baby Photos

The Creepiest New Corner Of Instagram: Role-Playing With Stolen Baby Photos | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Parents say it's a form of digital kidnapping. Instagram isn't sure what to say.
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This is a huge concern. New parents beware. 

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Apple Bolsters iCloud Security Notifications | Mobile Marketing Watch

Apple Bolsters iCloud Security Notifications | Mobile Marketing Watch | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
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Only way to go. 

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Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App

Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App - Are you at all concerned about the increased threat posed by the permission settings we accept?
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Good insights here from @samfiorella.

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Sobrr Will Make You Wish You Stayed at Home - Sober | the intersection of online and offline

Sobrr Will Make You Wish You Stayed at Home - Sober | the intersection of online and offline | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
Sobrr is a bad idea for social media.
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Lovely. A new app for people to behave badly. 

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Twitter Won’t Stop Harassment on Its Platform, So Its Users Are Stepping In

Twitter Won’t Stop Harassment on Its Platform, So Its Users Are Stepping In | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
When CNBC invited Twitter users to ask questions of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo last month, thousands of people chimed in with queries like, "Why is reporting spam easy, but reporting death and rape threats hard?" and "Why are rape threats not a violation of your ToS?" According to CNBC, more than 28 percent...
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Twitter at some point soon will have to deal with the issue of harassment on its platform. Users should not have to step in and fill the gaps. 

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Why aren't rape threats a not a violation of Twitter's terms and conditions? Misogyny and social acceptance of it, that's why. It's the same reason why rape jokes are so widespread and tolerated.

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What You Need to Know Before You Install Facebook's Messenger App

What You Need to Know Before You Install Facebook's Messenger App | Internet Safety | Scoop.it
This morning when I logged onto Facebook (yes, still trying to break the
habit), several friends were talking about Facebook forcing users to
install Facebook messenger. Then I noticed the message from Facebook that
soon they’ll be deleting access to Facebook messages from the mobile app,
as all mobile messages will be going through their Messenger app. Why? This
is the sole reason they give in their FAQs about the change:

Why is this changing?

Messenger is much faster. You’ll get new messages instantly and can reply
right away. In fact, we’ve found that people reply about 20% faster on
Messenger than on Facebook. So as your friends start using Messenger,
you’ll probably notice them getting back to you sooner.

Oh, Facebook...you amuse me so. Facebook is like a little kid lying about
the dog eating her homework, so ridiculous are the reasons behind each of
their changes. In every case, they spin it as being about the users’
experience when it’s blatantly obvious that they don’t give a shit about
what users want; they do what’s good for Facebook. As is, of course, their
right.

But seriously--this excuse is by far the lamest they’ve come up with so
far. I guess they figure enough time has passed since it was revealed that
the Messenger Android app’s permissions include the following:

* Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity

* Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This
may result in unexpected charges or calls.

* Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected
charges.

* Allows the app to record audio with microphone. This permission
allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

* Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This
permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your
confirmation.

* Allows the app to read you phone's call log, including data about
incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your
call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without
your knowledge.

* Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone,
including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or
communicated in other ways with specific individuals.

* Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your
device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app
can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

* Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This
permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device
IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a
call.

* Allows the app to get a list of accounts known by the phone. This may
include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

Hell if I can find the iPhone Messenger app permissions without downloading
it to my phone, which there’s no way in hell I’m doing. But remember the
iPhone Messenger app “accidentally” imported everyone’s contacts from their
iPhones?  So before you download Messenger so you can get your Facebook
messages FASTER!, think twice about whether you’re ok with Facebook being
able to place calls and send texts on your behalf, import all the
information on your phone into Facebook, take pictures and video from your
phone without your knowledge and who knows what else. Is it really worth
it, all so your friends’ messages can reach you FASTER? Sure isn’t worth it
to me. Anyone who needs to reach me fast has my phone number and can send
me a text.

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Worth a read. Some privacy concerns here. 

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