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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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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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Shooter May Have Used Twitter To Locate Victims

In Vancouver, two men were shot in front of a popular downtown restaurant. One of the wounded men, 24-year-old rapper Lazeevil, tweeted that he was eating at the restaurant, Italian Kitchen, twice before the shooting happened.
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Twitter Beefs Up User Safety, Makes Secure HTTP The Default For Twitter.com

Last March Twitter implemented new functionality that allowed users to increase their security by allowing them to browse Twitter.com via a HTTPS (HTTP Secure) server.

HTTPS provides encrypted communication and secure identification on a web server, and is most commonly used for financial transactions. HTTPS for Twitter (and also Facebook, which activated HTTP Secure browsing in January 2011) offers greater protection when accessing the network over unsecured WiFI connections.

Now, in an effort to further improve user safety, Twitter has made HTTPS the default setting for all profiles.

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Twitter Security 101: 5 Official Tips For Keeping Your Profile Safe

Your security on Twitter is important, and while Twitter and their Trust & Safety team (led by the very capable Del Harvey) work their little cotton socks off to keep the platform as secure as possible, the onus is on you, the user, to take responsibility to ensure you’re not making yourself more susceptible to exploitation.

Over on the official Twitter blog, there’s a new entry that attempts to answer a question that they probably receive hundreds, maybe thousands of times a day. Namely:

“How do I keep my Twitter account safe and private?”

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