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Everyday cybercrime -- and what you can do about it

Everyday cybercrime -- and what you can do about it | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it's through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it's not only the NSA that's watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human nature.
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Amethyst Mayer's curator insight, December 27, 2014 4:53 AM

This talk breaks down what malicious online viruses are and how they come about and what can be done to stop them.

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Data Snatchers! The Booming Market for Your Online Identity | PCWorld

Data Snatchers! The Booming Market for Your Online Identity  | PCWorld | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
A huge, mostly hidden industry is raking in billions collecting, analyzing, and sharing personal information you put on the Web. Should you be worried?
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Facebook Backdoor Gives Clues To Private Email Addresses

Facebook Backdoor Gives Clues To Private Email Addresses | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
If you forget your Facebook profile name, you can enter your name, email or phone number into a page called Find Your Account to find your Facebook profile and some alternative email addresses, which are partially obscured such as j*******s@yahoo.com. The same technique works if you type in other people’s details. [...]
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Making sure your passwords are up to scratch

Making sure your passwords are up to scratch | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
If you use the same simple password for all your accounts, you could be in for a nasty surprise. Protect yourself!
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▶ Marketing to Millennials: Deciphering the Enigma Generation - YouTube

Millennials make up nearly 25% of the U.S. population. They're a force to be reckoned with for marketers now and in the future. Learn why they buy what they ...
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PR executive Justine Sacco apologises after losing job over racist Aids ‘joke’ provoked #HasJustineLandedYet Twitter storm

PR executive Justine Sacco apologises after losing job over racist Aids ‘joke’ provoked #HasJustineLandedYet Twitter storm | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Justine Sacco, a PR executive who found herself at the centre of a Twitter firestorm after posting a racist “joke”, has lost her job and been forced to apologise as a result of the scandal.
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Online Privacy: We Are The Authors Of Our Own Demise

Online Privacy: We Are The Authors Of Our Own Demise | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
We used to pay with money. Now we pay with our private data. Will we regret it?
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Amethyst Mayer's curator insight, December 27, 2014 4:56 AM

I thought the title of this article was very witty and smart, which is what first drew my attention to it.

As we are the authors what what we put online for everyone to see and once it's out there, it's out there forever.

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This Landmark Study Could Reveal How The Web Discriminates Against You

This Landmark Study Could Reveal How The Web Discriminates Against You | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Researchers at Princeton are releasing fake profiles across the Internet to track how websites discriminate against them on price, and access to certain services.
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How to delete yourself from the internet - video

With help from technology writer Jemima Kiss, Guardian journalist Mark Rice-Oxley tries to erase his online self
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Facebook users unwittingly revealing intimate secrets, study finds

Facebook users unwittingly revealing intimate secrets, study finds | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Personal information including sexuality and drug use can be correctly inferred from public 'like' updates, according to study. By Josh Halliday
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Raytheon Riot: Defense spying is coming to social networks | ZDNet

Raytheon Riot: Defense spying is coming to social networks | ZDNet | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Multi-national defense company Raytheon is getting ready to ship a big data social networking spy system. But they are far from the only ones tracking you.
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People should have the 'right to wipe' youthful online indiscretions

People should have the 'right to wipe' youthful online indiscretions | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Growing up is never easy – especially when your childish status updates are still online.
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When These People Realized How Easily We Found Their Personal Info Online They Totally Freaked Out

When These People Realized How Easily We Found Their Personal Info Online They Totally Freaked Out | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Sorry, but your secrets aren't quite as safe as you think.
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Adriana Mastroianni's curator insight, August 22, 2014 8:19 AM

RATE 10: This is another clever way that online identities are portrayed. It is easy to find information on anyone through their so called "private" online persona, however as this short clip demonstrates, nothing is very private online. 

Amethyst Mayer's curator insight, December 27, 2014 4:58 AM

I find this to be quite an interesting article and it shows just how easy it is, to find personal information about anyone online.

Erica Laing's curator insight, December 29, 2014 1:18 AM

Interesting source showing how easy it is for people to find personal information online.

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The evolution of social networking sites: the rise of content-centric platforms which favour the perpetual present.

The evolution of social networking sites: the rise of content-centric platforms which favour the perpetual present. | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Socio-technical trends and their underlying theoretical perspectives shed light on likely developments in store for mediated communication. Vyacheslav Polonski finds that in the coming years, new d...
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Are You Really Anonymous on Snapchat? A Closer Look at Social Media Security

Are You Really Anonymous on Snapchat? A Closer Look at Social Media Security | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Want to go ghost hunting? Sign up for Snapchat.The trendy photo-sharing service has recently implemented a feature that makes incoming users pick out its trademark white phantom from a set of nine
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Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future

Reinventing Your Digital Presence, Planning for Your Digital Future | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Because the technology allowing us to constantly update our daily behavior is so new, the long-term effects of having a continuous morphing online presence won't be known for years to come.
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How to make the most of Google’s authorship mark-up - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

How to make the most of Google’s authorship mark-up - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
The advantages of claiming your online identity for SEO and brand authorityAs search continues to advance, the concept of authorship and identity will grow. Marketing topic(s):SEO content strategy. Advice by Gavin Llewellyn.
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This Is How A Woman's Offensive Tweet Became The World's Top Story

This Is How A Woman's Offensive Tweet Became The World's Top Story | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
The anatomy of the Twitterstorm that cost media PR pro Justine Sacco her job.
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Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters | Video on TED.com

The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters.
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e-Safety - Jisc infoNet

e-Safety - Jisc infoNet | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Jisc infoNet helps organisations in the Higher Education and Further Education and Skills sectors to operate effectively, get best value for money and deliver excellent quality learning, teaching and research.
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More Privacy Perils: Facebook Data Is Greater Than The Sum Of Your Likes - Forbes

More Privacy Perils: Facebook Data Is Greater Than The Sum Of Your Likes - Forbes | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Cambridge in England can accurately predict a person's political slant, age, gender and even if they're gay based on their Facebook Likes.
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One identity or more? — BuzzMachine

One identity or more? — BuzzMachine | Online Identity, Safety and Security | Scoop.it
Given the discussion about Facebook enabling other sites to use its comment infrastructure -- and what that means for identity and anonymity in discussion ...
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