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Why We All Can Be, and Need to Be, a Social Superman

SocialSweetSpot
Let’s reach for the stars as Social Supermen. Let’s choose to achieve the “ultimate peak of perfect development” defined for humans by the race of Supermen from Krypton; Let’s not chose the depths of destruction defined by the Supervillians…or the Social Superbullies.
Why We All Can Be, and Need to Be, a Social Superman

Web Security: Are You Savvy?

3Hhoopla
We are all out there: surfing, posting, responding, blogging and purchasing all on our very own personal computers. Our computers are an extension of ourselves and as a result we are lulled into believing or feeling that we are all safe – that Web security doesn’t apply to us. Think about this, the last time you went online shopping, surfing, researching or downloading information onto your computer did you even stop to think about the potential risk you had exposed yourself to?
Web Security: Are You Savvy?

Facebook @ Work: Will it Work?

adhutchinson
Facebook has confirmed they are running a trial on a new enterprise collaboration platform, tentatively titled "Facebook @ Work." But will it work? There's a few obstacles to overcome first.
Facebook @ Work: Will it Work?

Samaritans Radar App Receives a Lot of Backlash

lauraalison
A few days ago, Samaritans, the suicide prevention charity, announced the new direction it was taking. It was going to release an app called Radar, in partnership with Twitter, that would monitor people's tweets and let their followers know if they were displaying signs of being depressed. The aim of the app was to encourage friends to reach out to others if their tweets were flagged by their algorithm. All you had to do was sign up to the app to receive these alerts.
Samaritans Radar App Receives a Lot of Backlash

Big Data Privacy Is About You, Me, Them, and Us

TamaraDull
Today, we live in an always-on digital world. We work online. We socialize online. We shop online. We bank online. We support causes online. We are living in a big data world. Who are you entrusting with your data, your personal information? And who’s trusting you (and your company or agency) with their data? Can you be trusted?
Big Data Privacy Is About You, Me, Them, and Us

The Keys to Managing and Using Company Passwords

Rick Delgado
Improving your business’s security is certainly not easy, but it’s best to start with what many consider the first line of defense. Passwords can protect your accounts and business data, but only if they’re used effectively. Hackers like an easy target and having difficult-to-crack passwords can persuade them to look elsewhere.
The Keys to Managing and Using Company Passwords

A Cautionary Tale: Are You Clicking Your Privacy (or the Privacy of Others) Away?

TamaraDull
The big data privacy discussion is subtle, complex and complicated – and we each have a role to play. What’s yours going to be? This is my adapted version of the popular "Feathers in the Wind" tale attributed to Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev.
A Cautionary Tale: Are You Clicking Your Privacy (or the Privacy of Others) Away?

Whose Story Are You Telling?

TamaraDull
You have limited (if any) control over what others share about you, but you do have control over what you share about yourself and others. Just because you have someone’s personal information doesn’t mean you have to share or act on it. Remember: It may not be your story to tell.
Whose Story Are You Telling?

Dear Facebook, It’s Not You, It’s Us

TamaraDull
Dear Facebook: The fact is that without all this data—my data and the data of my 1.3+ billion “friends” on Facebook—you would shrivel up and die. You need our data to stay alive.
Dear Facebook, It’s Not You, It’s Us

We’re Traveling at the Speed of Cool to Creepy

TamaraDull
It is no longer good enough to make the connection or get the account. The challenge now for companies/brands/apps is to demonstrate that they are trustworthy, respectable, and care about safeguarding what customers have shared with them—i.e., their personal data.
We’re Traveling at the Speed of Cool to Creepy