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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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Online Trust Alliance’s 2013 Honor Roll Report Names Twitter #1 In Consumer Protection

The Online Trust Alliance’s 2013 Honor Roll report, a comprehensive audit of the Internet’s most visible companies, has given Twitter the stamp of approval for voluntary best practices, consumer protection and self-regulation.

Read on to see how Twitter came out on top in the OTA audit, and other key takeaways from the report.

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Twitter Talks Trust And Simplicity

Whenever Dick Costolo speaks, people find deeper meaning in it. Maybe that’s why he likes to stay on point and keep things simple – minimalistic. You know, kind of like how he envisions Twitter running.

Huh?

Yes, the platform that has added Vine, Music and advertising/social TV enhancements up the wazoo sees its efforts as working toward paring the service down.

Maybe they’ll get a reality show to cover this transformation, like Breaking Amish, but opposite.

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Twitter Hacks: How to Avoid Being Punk’d in the Age of Social Media

There has been a flurry of twitter account hacks recently, what with our neighborhood villains over at the Syrian Electronic Army phishing every media outlet in the Western pond. NPR, BBC, Associated Press, and even The Onion (is nothing sacred?) have all fallen victim to their hacktivist wiles.

The good news: In response to the AP hack that sent the stock market for a loop nearly a month ago, Twitter has instigated a brand-new two-step authentication option that makes it much harder for hackers to worm their way into Twitter accounts. But how many of our nation’s celebrities had to suffer before this new and improved system was put into effect? Well, a bunch of them. Read on to find out what hackers had to say when they assumed the voices of America’s sweethearts and rock stars in 140 characters or less.

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Internal Documents Reveal The FBI Can Read Your Twitter DMs Without A Warrant

The White House just hired its first Chief Privacy Officer – straight out of Twitter, no less – but the privacy they may be protecting is that of the FBI, not the American people.

According to new internal documents, obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) through a Freedom of Information Act request, the content of your emails, Facebook chats, Twitter DMs and all other forms of digital communication chould be at the disposal of law enforcement agencies, even without a warrant.

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