Should an Employer Be Able to Ask for Your Facebook Password?

According to a story by Newsday’s Mark Herrara, “A third of the public is OK with workers getting fired for inappropriate Facebook posts, according to a poll released Monday. And now some employers are taking the inspection of social media profiles to another level by demanding Facebook passwords from applicants as part of their screening process. “ […]

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Stores Smarten Up Amid Spam Flood

   Click the image for this Wall Street Journal story As Dana Mattioli reports: “Retailers have started to wear out their welcome in customers’ E-mail inboxes, forcing stores to rethink their spam strategies. Last year, the nation’s top 100 retailers by E-commerce revenue sent recipients an average of 177 emails apiece, up 87% from 2007, […]

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Be VERY CAREFUL Out There!!!

&nbsp   Click the image for the full story According to Nick Bolton in the New York Times: “The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think. Developers of applications for Apple’s mobile devices, along with Apple itself, came under scrutiny this month after reports that some apps were taking […]

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Flaw Found in an Online Encryption Method

As reported by John Markoff, “A team of European and American mathematicians and cryptographers have discovered an unexpected weakness in the encryption system widely used worldwide for online shopping, banking, E-mail and other Internet services intended to remain private and secure. The flaw — which involves a small but measurable number of cases — has […]

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Earning an Estimated $1 Million a Year, a Foul-Mouthed Comic Shows the New Rules of New Media Via YouTube

  Click the image for the full story According to the Wall Street Journal, “It doesn’t take the media to make a media star any more. The new economics of entertainment have enabled a foul-mouthed performer working on his own to carve out a very lucrative business. He doesn’t have the backing of a traditional […]

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