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Posts Tagged ‘Twitter Privacy’

Here’s How to Stop #Twitter Tracking Your Apps

Here’s How to Stop #Twitter Tracking Your Apps

Yesterday we reported that Twitter is now tracking the other apps installed on your iOS and Android devices. Called App Graph, the update will track applications installed on the same device as the official Twitter app, but won’t collect any data from the apps themselves.

The tracking is opt-out, meaning you will need to take action if you don’t want Twitter snooping on your stuff so it can show you more tailored ads.

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – How Public is Your Private Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - How Public is Your Private Information? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sharing to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is a lot of fun, but do you ever stop to think about the little pieces of your identity that you’re giving away online?

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70% of College Students Post to Snapchat Daily (Twitter: 46%, Facebook: 11%) [STUDY]

70% of College Students Post to Snapchat Daily (Twitter: 46%, Facebook: 11%) [STUDY]

Remember when everyone thought Snapchat was just a novelty app? Something trivial, used by kids? How we all rolled our eyes when Snapchat had the audacity to turn down a $3 billion buyout from Facebook?

And do you also remember, earlier this month, when we told you that Snapchat is now more popular than Twitter amongst 18-34 year-olds? Well, a new study has revealed that 70 percent of U.S. college students now post to Snapchat daily, compared to just 11 percent who do the same on Facebook.

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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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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram – Social Media Security Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram - Social Media Security Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

In the past 5 years social media growth has exploded around the globe and, as platforms such as Twitter and Facebook expand and begin to increasingly mirror and reflect “real life”, they take on many of the problems of the offline world, too.

For example: security. With millions of social media views, updates and registrations taking place literally each and every minute, the potential for identify thieves, hackers and good, old-fashioned burglars to exploit your personal information has never been greater.

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Strange Stuff Coming From Your Twitter Profile? Think You’ve Been Hacked? Check Your Apps!

Strange Stuff Coming From Your Twitter Profile? Think You've Been Hacked? Check Your Apps!

If your Twitter profile has been behaving in a strange way and doing things like sending our tweets you didn’t write, following other users you didn’t authorise and telling everyone you know about the latest amazing diet tips and must-see celebrity nudity, chances are your account has been exploited.

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9 Tips For Keeping Your Internet (And Social Media) Use Private [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you concerned about your online privacy?

Many people are. And, conversely, many more are not, freely sharing any and everything on their favourite social networks, paying little attention to their mobile app settings, and happily letting Google track each keyword that they search.

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Twitter Transparency Report: Information, Removal, Takedown Requests All Rise, U.S. Worst Offender

First published in July 2012, Twitter has unveiled the latest edition of its bi-annual Transparency Report, which takes a closer look at requests that Twitter has received for account information, government requests for content removal and copyright notices, including any action Twitter has taken.

In the new instalment, Twitter notes that the U.S. remains far and away its biggest requester of information, and reveals that, in the past six months, they have increased the countries in which they are withholding content from two to seven. Additionally, they have un-withheld content for the first time over that same period.

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Twitter To Implement Microsoft’s PhotoDNA System To Block Child Porn

The Guardian reported yesterday, in an exclusive from Twitter, that the social network will be introducing a tagging system to prevent child porn images being posted.

Unfortunately, the current Twitter ecosystem sees millions of child abuse pictures posted among the millions of tweets sent every day.

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How Burglars Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

With the rise of social media, burglars have easier access to specific information regarding homeowners than ever before.

More than 75% of burglars reportedly use Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare to target potential properties. But that doesn’t mean you can’t protect yourself.

The following infographic, issued by the UK’s Distinctive Doors, takes a look at all the ways burglars utilize social media, and therefore what you should be doing to secure your property.

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