Remember the last time you granted permission to a third party app? An app that has access to your personal information? Like giving Twitter access to an analytics tool, or Facebook, to a game or birthday calendar? Me either. Thing is, your privacy is potentially compromised every time you click “yes.” Of course, some apps are useful, and we’re certainly [...]
You’ve secured your passwords, but did you know that browsing online and visiting your favorite sites also leave you vulnerable? Here are a few tips for a more secure online browsing experience. Always use HTTPS – If you’re at Starbucks or the library and checking email, Facebook or any site with a password on a public network, always use HTTPS. [...]
I don’t use any third party apps on Facebook. No games, no quizzes, not even productivity apps. Apps are granted access to way too much of my information. And frankly, since Facebook does a great job of complicating things, I have enough to navigate and want to keep my experience on the platform simple and streamlined. But it seems like [...]
We don’t often write about substantive law issues, but when the Supreme Court is about to address something near and dear to us – using technology to improve efficiency – we make an exception. More often than not, we’re downright giddy when we find ways to use technology to dramatically improve a process (particularly a boring, repetitive, or annoying one) [...]
Let’s face it: Facebook is almost must-have at this point, but like any ubiquitous service, there’s plenty to gripe about. Topping the list is the onslaught of notifications that can flood your phone and inbox. Comment threads in particular can spiral out of control. Here’s how to keep Facebook from turning into a comment-response firehose: Google+
Yesterday, I came across a spot-on post by Fastcase, Online Privacy Takes Another Hit which was based on the Slate article, The Leaky Nature of Online Privacy . The Slate piece suggests that we consider being more open so that we become more trustworthy. Trustworthy? To whom? I suggest instead, that we pay more attention to tempering our online discourse [...]
Two recent privacy concerns that should grab your attention. First is a headline in the New York Times that the federal government wants better hooks into private companies’ telecom technology for better snooping. Second is more Facebook information out there for all to see.