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Conversnitch: The Lamp That Live-Tweets Your Private Conversations

Conversnitch: The Lamp That Live-Tweets Your Private Conversations

Turns out you aren’t paranoid after all.

They are out to get you.

Two artists have created Conversnitch, a cheap device that can be easily built into a lamp or bulb that records conversations it hears around it, and posts the results to Twitter.

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Heartbleed: Should You Change Your Social Media Passwords? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Heartbleed: Should You Change Your Social Media Passwords? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Heartbleed bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is used throughout the internet by pretty much every major website, ranging from Google to Facebook, Pinterest to Twitter. The security breach was fixed with the latest version of OpenSSL, and the internet was quick to patch the flaw.

However, half a million websites were believed to have been affected by Heartbleed, and it’s the responsibility of admins to install the fix. So… should you change your Twitter password?

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10 Tips To Manage Your Social Media Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Tips To Manage Your Social Media Presence [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media has a range of benefits for users, particularly if you carefully manage your profile and ensure that, at all times, the best version of you is on display.

After all, the things that you say and do on Twitter and Facebook are visible to others, including employers (current and potential). Say the wrong thing at the wrong time and that big promotion or job offer can so easily disappear. So, have you really taken the time to mind your social footprint?

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Consumers Trust Social Networks Less Than Any Other Organisation [STUDY]

Consumers Trust Social Networks Less Than Any Other Organisation [STUDY]

Just 12 percent of European consumers trust social networks more than they did a year ago, with almost half trusting them less, a change that is significantly above every other organisation – including financial institutions – reveals a new study.

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60% Of UK Social Networkers Are Concerned Their Information Is Being Monitored [STUDY]

60% Of UK Social Networkers Are Concerned Their Information Is Being Monitored [STUDY]

Six in 10 internet users in the United Kingdom are concerned that social networks are monitoring or collecting their information, with female and older users more concerned than males and the younger generation, suggests new research from TNS BMRB.

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Apple, Facebook, Zendesk, Twitter – Was Your Data Compromised In 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Apple, Facebook, Zendesk, Twitter - Was Your Data Compromised In 2013? [INFOGRAPHIC]

2013 was a great year for social media, but a lousy year for digital privacy – certainly if the large number of serious data breaches of some of the most widely used services on the web are used as a measure.

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn – How To Disappear Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn - How To Disappear Online [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media has revolutionised the world but it’s also exposed all of us who participate to be more easily tracked online – for many, our personal information is often just a click or a search query away.

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How To Use Social Media To Find The Personal Info Of Complete Strangers (And Really Freak Them Out)

How To Use Social Media To Find The Personal Info Of Complete Strangers (And Really Freak Them Out)

When you’re sharing photos on Instagram, writing tweets on Twitter and updating your status on Facebook, do you ever give any thought to the information that you’re sending out to the world?

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5 Threats To Your Security When Using Social Media

5 Threats To Your Security When Using Social Media

Social networking has changed the way we interact with friends and associates. While social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FourSquare, and Google+, play a significant role in our lives, they are also a high risk for security threats.

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Social Media And Crime – How Secure Is Your Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media And Crime - How Secure Is Your Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]Did you know that studies have shown that almost two in five social media users have been victims of profile hacking, scams or fake links?

Indeed, more than one million people become victims of cyber crime every single day, with identity theft, phishing schemes and data mining amongst the most common types of incident.

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