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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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5 Tips For Protecting Your Twitter Account From Hackers

On the Internet, privacy and security are major concerns, especially as hacking on Twitter is more rampant than ever.

In order to protect your Twitter account from hackers – be they intentionally targeting your account, or including you in a systematic sweep – follow these five tips, below.

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Twitter Hiring Public Policy Expert In D.C. To Fight For Your Right To Privacy

Twitter seems to be constantly harassed by “the man.” In an effort to protect its users’ privacy, Twitter will not release your account info without VERY good reason – and this stance just ticks governments around the world off to no end.

But now it seems Twitter may be mounting a counter-offensive. The microblogging giant is currently seeking a public policy expert to duke it out for them in D.C.

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Watch Out! Twitter Affects How You Are Perceived By Colleagues [STUDY]

Do you consider your audience before tweeting? More importantly, do you consider your audience overall?

Just because someone isn’t your “friend” on Facebook or following you on Twitter, do you think about what they’ll see if they scan through your tweets? You probably should.

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Twitter Celebrates #DataPrivacyDay By Releasing Another Transparency Report

Did you know that today is #DataPrivacyDay? Well, it is. And to celebrate, Twitter is scaring the pants off of misguided kiddies and other online miscreants by releasing its second transparency report.

The good news? Twitter has complied with fewer requests overall.

But the bad news is that there are more requests – so more government entities are aware that this option exists, they’re just not doing it right. Yet.

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Easy New Year’s Resolution: Clean Up Your App Permissions With One Handy App

The New Year is a great time to take stock of your Twitter account, making sure your bio is optimized, your avatar is a good reflection of you and the list of who you follow is honed.

One easy first Twitter New Year’s Resolution is to clean up your Twitter permissions – in fact, all your social media permissions – with an all-in-one app called MyPermissions.

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