How Companies Are Tracking E-Reader Behavior

We are being tracked in so many ways. Here is more “Big Brother” stuff in a report by the Wall Street Journal. Click the photo to learn more. Photo by William Duke

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This Is Why You NEED to Be Ever Vigilant!

6.5 million LinkedIn users had their passwords hacked this week. What should you do? Hints below, after the story.  As reported at LinkedIn’s blog: “Yesterday we learned that approximately 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords were posted on a hacker site. Most of the passwords on the list appear to remain hashed and hard to decode, […]

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Google Street View: Its Impact on Our Privacy

In today’s high-tech environment, there is virtually no escape from prying ears or ears — even if theses eyes and ears are not human. As reported by David Streitfeld and Kevin O’Brien in the New York Times: “Companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple supply new ways of communication, learning, and entertainment through high-tech wizardry for […]

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20 Tips for Behaving More Safely Online: Especially with Social Media

Over the last several months, I have given a number of presentations on how to be smarter online. It is amazing how many smart people do things online that are not so smart. So, here is my top twenty list of things to keep in mind: Online, YOU are your best friend. Please don’t be […]

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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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