INTERNET PRIVACY: CONVINCE ME THERE IS A PROBLEM

All the attention and dismay over Internet Privacy got me to thinking.  I am at a loss for how this is news or why it is a “problem”.  From everything I have read, this is an educational issue more than anything else.  The fear mongering by the Media is really unnecessary....more

An App That Doesn't Try to Hide Its Dark Side: Creepy

Here's another "warning app" following in the footsteps of Please Rob Me, which scoured the web for geolocated tweets in which people indicated that they were not home, and aggregated them into a single page. It was meant as a social security exercise to bring people's attention to the privacy and security risks of broadcasting their whereabouts, especially when they are away from home....more

Is Your iPhone tracking you? The facts, risks, and solutions

 A "stalker" file on iPhones and 3G iPads running on iOS 4 tracks where you are along with a time stamp and saves it on your device for a year or more. The news of this tracking issue was released yesterday....more

Before You Answer That Fun Online Questionnaire, Read This

If you spend any time online at all, you've certainly seen folks posting answers to fun questionnaires on their blogs or Facebook pages. You know the ones, "25 Things About Me (You May Not Know)" or some such thing that basically gets you to post fun! facts! about! YOU! It's all simple and easy: you share all these fantastic little secrets with your friends, and then they do the same, and so on. Some of these questionnaires even provide the questions for you, like:...more

Epsilon Email Breach Affects Banks, Stores: Should You Be Concerned?

If you have an email address and have shared it with your bank, your grocery store, your favorite drug store chain or any number of other companies, you may be at risk for some future phishing attempts. Over the weekend, hackers made their way into a Dallas-based company called Epsilon that manages email communications and now Epsilon is warning customers to watch for fraudulent emails asking for login information. ...more

I am a travel professional and have received notices from a couple of companies that they may ...more

My Cell Phone Company Knows Exactly Where I Am... So What?

In a recent New York Times article, we meet Malte Spitz, a German Green party politician who sued his wireless provider, Deutsche Telekom, to obtain their meticulous six-month record of his physical whereabouts. As a privacy advocate, Malte was up in arms about it, hired lawyers, refused to back down, won, and then, ironically, published the entire report online. And what did all that precious data reveal? ...more

Nancy,

Certainly, everyone has their own level of comfort with this issue and I'm not saying ...more

The Great Sellout: Legal Tips for Using eBay, Craigslist and Amazon to Sell Goods

Hyper-Consumerism The words, "We're having a baby" are basically synonymous with "We're about to become hyper consumers." If you have childre...more

Mo-om, Don't you Ever Knock?

When do children start wanting alone time?  When do they start needing it? I know I sometimes complain about my kids being underfoot, but recently I've had cause to wonder, are they complaining about me being overfoot? And what about each other?...more

As a Facebooker, Do You Know the Following Terms?

According to a recent study from TRUSTe, 80% of teens use privacy settings on Facebook to hide content from friends or parents. If you want to know more about what your kids are doing on Facebook, you'd better get to know some slang terms they are using. And as a facebooker, do you know the following slang terms? • 2lc = Ecstasy • %- = Hung over • Juggler = Teenage drug dealer • YSG = You're So Gay [gay in the slang derogatory term] • GNOC = Get naked on cam • DOC = Drug of choice...more

Speak Up! Reputation Management and Social Media Strategy

Alyse Speyer, our Web Success Team contributor tells us how to manage our online reputation in the age of Social Media Marketing...more