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The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Mobile App Terms of Service

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Mobile App Terms of Service | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
How much access to your (and your friends') personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.
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Your Private Facebook Friends List Isn't Actually That Private

Your Private Facebook Friends List Isn't Actually That Private | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Setting your Facebook friends list to private doesn't actually hide all of your Facebook friends.
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How You Leak Your Privacy Every Day (and How to Stop)

How You Leak Your Privacy Every Day (and How to Stop) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Thanks to the NSA, everyone all of a sudden cares about their privacy more than they used to. But most of us aren't doing a good job of locking it down. Here are just a few of the things we all tend to do that leak private information to friends, strangers, businesses, and ad companies.
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ChromePW: Prevent Others From Using Your Chrome Personal Data

ChromePW: Prevent Others From Using Your Chrome Personal Data | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Midst all the spying and tracking, it’s almost impossible for us to stay anonymous while we are online. They know where we are, what we are doing, an most importantly, what we are going to do next.
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5 steps to protect your Facebook privacy in lieu of upcoming Graph Search changes

5 steps to protect your Facebook privacy in lieu of upcoming Graph Search changes | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Here's how you can make sure that you don't get unwanted attention or unfamilar friend requests as a result of this Facebook privacy change.
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How Facebook Is Using Your Photos in Ads

How Facebook Is Using Your Photos in Ads | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Your profile picture, name, and personal information could show up as part of a Facebook ad your friends may see on the site.
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Erase Yourself From the Internet With JustDelete.me

Erase Yourself From the Internet With JustDelete.me | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Deleting yourself from the Internet is hard work. First, you have to decide where exactly you want to disappear — from social media sites to retailer databases — and then you have to figure out how you're going to do all that.
So attention, web users.

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Facebook Just Launched A New Feature: Here's How To Protect Your Profile From Unwanted Searches

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Facebook's Graph Search feature is rolling out to everyone today.

 

The new search tool lets you to search Facebook's huge amount of data to get consolidated results.

Mark Zuckerberg stressed Graph Search's privacy awareness at the big reveal months ago.

"Every piece of content has its own audience, most content is not public, and you can only search for content that has been shared with you," Zuckerberg said at the time.

Despite this reassurance, you still should take some time to look at your Facebook privacy settings to make sure things you share don't inadvertently show up in search.



Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-privacy-graph-search-settings-2013-7?op=1#ixzz2aF0mhw21

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You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings

You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Online security isn't just a good idea anymore — it's an essential safety measure for anyone using the web.

In 2012, Wired senior tech reporter Mat Honan lost more than a year's worth of pictures of his newborn daughter after his Google and Amazon accounts were hacked. Earlier in 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army allegedly hacked the Twitter accounts of The Financial Times, E! Onlineand The Associated Press.

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How (and Why) to Create a 'Restricted' List on Facebook

How (and Why) to Create a 'Restricted' List on Facebook | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

We have all had to accept Facebook friend requests from people we'd rather not share intimate details of our day-to-day lives with, whether that's your boss, a slightly creepy acquaintance, or even your mom.

Did you know you could set up a "restricted" list on Facebook that prevents list members from seeing content you deliberately make public?

 
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More Than 10 Travel Tips to Beat Airport Drama

More Than 10 Travel Tips to Beat Airport Drama | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We all know airports can be major headaches. From security lines, to delays, lost luggage, and seating, it seems there is little we can do to get ahead. Or is there?
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9 Scary Ways Criminals Use Facebook

9 Scary Ways Criminals Use Facebook | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

With more than 900 million users, Mark Zuckerberg's expanding social media empire has become a seemingly irreplaceable part of the online experience. Unfortunately, a byproduct of its success is that millions of Americans are far more at risk of falling victim to a number of cyber crimes.

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How to Delete Something Permanently From Your Computer

How to Delete Something Permanently From Your Computer | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Dragging a file to the trash bin isn't enough to destroy your most sensitive information. Here are easy and effective ways to delete something permanently.
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Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers

Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Starting Thursday, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection for sending and receiving email.
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There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch

There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Warning: If you receive an email with the subject "Documents," and it directs you to a webpage that looks like a Google Drive sign-in page, do not enter your information.

 

It's likely a new phishing scam, in which a thief creates a fake portal that asks for people's private information and then steals it. (Netflix recently faced a similar issue.)

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Password Protect Your Devices - In Photos: 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy

Password Protect Your Devices - In Photos: 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access.
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How to Prevent Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads

How to Prevent Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google’s changed their privacy policies again. Though you may not be surprised to hear that, you may be shocked to hear what the latest change allows Google to do.
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How to Secure Yourself Online

How to Secure Yourself Online | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Cyber crime is now one of the top four economic crimes, costing about $114 billion annually. Every day, one million computers are successfully hacked for personal or confidential information.
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Privacy Isn't What It Used to Be [COMIC]

Privacy Isn't What It Used to Be [COMIC] | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
In this comic, Manu Cornet from Bonkers World points out that even before we all went high-tech, privacy was just as hard to come by.
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Facebook Graph Search Is Coming—Let Embarrassing Hijinks Ensue!

Facebook Graph Search Is Coming—Let Embarrassing Hijinks Ensue! | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Facebook's natural-language search is rolling out. Brace yourself for the privacy backlash.
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Keep all of your log-ins secure with PasswordBox

Keep all of your log-ins secure with PasswordBox | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
PasswordBox.com announces its official launch with a slew of new features and the release of a mobile app for iOS and Android. Read this article by Tuong Nguyen on CNET.
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The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
It is not easy to stay up to date on the latest Facebook Privacy settings and policies. Here is a quick review of the basics to get you started. The most important item to remember is that nothing is truly private.
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How to Create a Top Secret Facebook Group

How to Create a Top Secret Facebook Group | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Did you know that you can create a totally, top secret group on Facebook that only you, and people you invite to join, can see?
We have taken a quick look at how to make such a group, and some essential settings once you've got it all set up.
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How You Get Hacked at Starbucks

How You Get Hacked at Starbucks | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

For those who frequently use the free public Wi-Fi in coffee shops such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, you're likely already aware of how easy it is for hackers to steal your personal and financial information over the shared network.

But what you may not realize is how cybercriminals could gain access to sensitive data in other ways that might not be on your radar.

 
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