READ THIS STORY: How to Muddy Your Tracks on the Internet

As Kate Murphy reports in the New York Times: “Legal and technology researchers estimate that it would take about a month for Internet users to read the privacy policies of all the Web sites they visit in a year. So in the interest of time, here is the deal: You know that dream where you […]

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Avoiding Intrusiveness in the Age of Big Data

  Click the image for the full story As reported by Cynthia Clark, Senior Writer with 1to1 Media: “The proliferation of data is only going to increase, so organizations need to avoid upsetting their customers with behavior that’s considered intrusive. According to experts, this journey starts with listening to customers, and reading between the lines, to […]

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April Fools! You’ve Been Spamvertised

We call it phishing; others say it is spamvertising. Whatever the name, it’s mean stuff! According to Webroot, Inc.: “Spamvertising is the combination of the words ‘spam’ and ‘advertising.’ It’s the super nasty stuff that arrives in your email inbox and, recently, even in your Facebook messages. All you have to do is click on […]

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Hold That Password: The New Reality of Evaluating Job Applicants

    Click the image for the full story According to Knowledge@Wharton: “Recent events only highlight a new reality: the identity that individuals create in the world of social media is quickly becoming an important factor in hiring decisions and in people’s broader professional lives. ‘The questions around employer access to social network logins reflect a broader […]

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How Facebook Is Selling YOU: What They Know (and you may not!)

  Photo by Getty Images. Click the image for the full story As we keep discussing, there is one big reason — besides the sheer number of users — why Facebook’s IPO will be worth so much: the data it is collecting and disseminating on YOU. This Wall Street Journal story by Julia Angwin and […]

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Track Yourself

       These images are linked to RescueTime, TallyZoo, and IDoneThis, three online tools which enable people to see how they’re doing. These tools were featured in a Wall Street Journal story on April 2, 2012.  

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Tracking Twitter, Raising Red Flags

What do you think about this story by Pete Thamel in March 30’s New York Times? “The business plan of Varsity Monitor is simple. Major universities like North Carolina, Nebraska, and Oklahoma pay $7,000 to $10,000 a year and Varsity Monitor keeps an online eye on their athletes. Among the services the company and others like it […]

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