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Policy & Guidelines

June 20, 2015
Having a company social media policy is an imperative in all organizations. Social media policies protect both the organization and its employees by defining what behavior is acceptable online.This article outlines the case for why businesses need to develop an effective social media policy, and why those that have one probably need to review it.
Why you need to update your social media policy and tips for getting started
March 16, 2015
The cybersecurity transition deadline arrives on October 15, 2015. It changes the scenario for financial transactions and those who aren’t prepared for the switch will be liable for credit card fraud if their technology isn’t up to the new standard. The change to EMV technology will eliminate the ability of identity thieves to harvest data from the old magnetic strip because it doesn’t use a strip — it uses microchips, and more.
February 23, 2015
Social media is constantly evolving. From a platform to share our photos and musings or catch up with high school pals, it's turned into a venue for job searching and now for fighting crime
February 11, 2015
The word “Troll” is defined in the Urban Dictionary 256 times. Generally speaking, an Internet Troll is a member of an Internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others. One who posts a deliberately provocative message (generally attacking another person) with the intention of causing...
Dick Costolo
February 06, 2015
On February 5 at, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler explained the proposal that will go before the FCC for a vote on February 26th. It has taken quite a while to get to this point, including the ruling by a federal appeals court last year striking down the earlier FCC Open Internet Rules, which were founded on classifying ISPs as information services, not common carriers.
February 02, 2015
Cyberbullying is a huge problem for teens today. Social media can be a big platform for it, so this post touches on legal implications to give parents peace of mind if this happens to your teen.
December 15, 2014
Why is it a problem to complain or brag about your kids on social networks? Take a listen to this episode of the Social Zoom Factor podcast to hear my thoughts on this very important topic. I share some solid reasons that you need to think twice about what you post. I also provide some proactive strategies and tips to help your child and teen stay safe online while still building their online persona and brand.
December 12, 2014
Some mobile management tools allow companies to monitor devices, and differentiate between work-related and personal usage. This makes it much easier to determine what should be reimbursed. However, this introduces additional privacy issues that employees may not be comfortable with. Make sure BYOD policies are clearly communicated to employees, so they understand what expectations are, and what will be covered by the company.
December 12, 2014
Are effective online monopolies (Google has 90% of the European search market for example) a good or bad thing? Obviously in the real world monopolies are viewed with suspicion, particularly when a dominant position is then used to raise prices, unfairly squeeze competitors and generally provide a poor deal to customers. But a monopoly on its own is not enough for regulators to step in.
December 05, 2014
"Dear Socially Stephanie: I have a non-profit that often deals with children. What level of permission do I need to post a photo on our page?"