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On the Eve of the Latest Facebook Privacy Fix

Facebook is releasing its latest privacy fix on Wednesday, May 26. I don't have high expectations for the new controls as Facebook has not shown any ability to make the controls user friendly, or really understand what their users want for privacy. A much bigger issue is that we seem to have abrogated OUR responsibility to protect our private information ...
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Safe(r) Use of Social Media: Facebook, Blogging, and Online Privacy

Concerns over Facebook privacy settings have increased steadily, with more and more mainstream media running stories about the issues. Although it is possible to more or less "lockdown" your privacy settings, Facebook makes frequent changes that may require you to review these settings on a regular basis. CNET recently discussed the controversy and suggested two tools to help determine and ...
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Protect Yourself Online–Anti-Phishing Toolbar

Today I received an Alert from Google that my name had appeared online. (Being in information security breeds paranoia, so I'd set up  a Google Alert for occurrences of my name online--and for the rest of my family as well!) The Phishing Attempt Here's the Google Alert I received: Ben Woelk (bwoelk) on Twitter Infosec Communicator, Trainer and Policy Analyst ...
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Twitter Use at #STC10 Summit

One of the more surprising things to me at the STC Summit conference this year was the frequent use of Twitter. It was used for arranging informal and "official" Tweetups and for summarizing the content of various sessions. It seemed like there were a lot of different people tweeting, but I wasn't sure how many people were involved and exactly ...
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