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Schools are becoming places were kids are connected to the internet the minute they step in the classroom. With so many people and devices accessing the internet it's important for schools to have the proper security protocols in place to protect their students.
The good news about the widespread dialogue on Facebook Messenger is that it brought to light the issues that surround privacy of data. Further implicating what some of us have always known: “When the service is free, the user is the product.” In other words, when companies like Facebook create applications that we use in our everyday lives, the real price is what we sacrifice for the right to use the application for free: our data.
Recognizing and respecting that digital property is in fact “real” property requires organizations to (1) make sure they own their own domain name(s) and lay claim to related social media properties, (2) require all official email be sent via domain-linked accounts, (3) take cybersecurity seriously, (4) maintain a presentable web presence, and (5) create policies and procedures (and commit necessary resources) to maintain digital property in the best possible condition at all times.
With BYOD policies allowing employees to bring their personal phones and tablets to work businesses are now faced with new security threats as these employees access social media from their own devices at work. For example one recent study showed that almost a quarter of small businesses had been compromised in some form by employee-use of social media.
I wrote recently about the importance of doctors having an understanding of the sources of information people turn to when researching their condition, and of course the knowledge they gain from that research. Whilst this is obviously important in understanding the positive aspects of online research, it carries even more importance when understanding the spread of misinformation.
Social media is everywhere these days. What started as an amusing online pastime is now one of the main ways in which people communicate with one another. However, as should be expected with over 2 billion people using a service, with the increased popularity of social media has also come increased risks.
Most CIOs would prefer to be freed from the burden of managing software license compliance. It's one of the primary reasons why open source software subscriptions are appealing.
Whether you are looking for a job or simply want to check how much Facebook knows and can share about you, here are easy steps to protect your privacy on the most popular social network.
Digital marketers seem to be too engrossed in using more innovative means of marketing their business that there is one aspect of their digital marketing that should be a high concern yet often neglected as it can give a better and a long term turning point of their business success and that is privacy.
Did you hear that the world’s first online platform designed to fight Internet fraud will soon be implemented in China?The new project marks the collaboration between the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and Quihoo 360, a well-known provider of Internet security solutions and anti-virus software.