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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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Do We Share Too Much On Social Media? [VIDEO INFOGRAPHIC]

Do we share too much online?

Nine in ten adults think we do, and when you look at the statistics it’s hard not to agree. Millions write status updates each and every day about their health, love life and alcohol use, and a startlingly high number of folks tweet and Facebook whenever they leave their house.

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5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social media has changed the world and revolutionised the way that billions of people engage and interact with each other, as well as with brands, institutions and public bodies.

However, like many things on the internet, social networking comes with a dark side, too. Sure, it’s not quite as dark as some would have you believe, but it definitely pays to use your common sense. Of course, kids don’t have much of that, so as parents and concerned citizens we need to look out for them. What should you be doing to keep your children safe online?

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Most Willing To Exchange Private Social Data For Better Online Experience, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s an interesting statistic: more than half of social network users in the United Kingdom say they are willing to share their private social data on other websites in exchange for personalised content and a better experience.

54 percent would share their relationship status with a third party website, and half (50 percent) would share their interests and hobbies. Almost three in five (56 percent) would login using their social media profile, and 41 percent would be happy to see product recommendations based on their (social) interests.

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Do You Reveal Too Much About Yourself On Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

As Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn have become an integral part of our everyday routines, sharing private information about ourselves publicly to these channels has in turn become the norm which, in some cases, can be hazardous.

In the face of Twitter account hacks, the recent controversy over the NSA’s data mining, and Facebook phishing, how do you keep your data safe?

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What Do Teens Share On Social Media (And How Are They Managing Their Privacy)? [STUDY]

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past but are also more proactively taking steps to better manage their privacy, reveals the latest report from Pew Internet.

In their Teens, Social Media, and Privacy analysis, Pew discovered that while 91 percent of teens have shared a photo of themselves, 53 percent have posted their email address and one in five (20 percent) have shared their cellphone number on a social networking site, 60 percent of Facebook-using teens have their profiles set to display to only friends and family, and almost one-quarter (24 percent) have a protected profile on Twitter.

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Is Mobile Social Media Bad For You (And Your Phone)? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 47 percent of people who use social media do so on their mobile phones?

With billions of users across platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, this connectivity comes at a cost. While monthly fees are dropping, mobile data usage is expected to grow twenty-fold by 2017 – and somebody has to pick up the check. And for the really addicted, constant use of social media apps and websites on their phone can pose a number of risks to mental and physical health.

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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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With Social Media You’re Always Being Watched, So Ask Yourself… Should I Post This? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Way, way back when – over three years ago, in fact, which is a lifetime on the internet – I wrote about the dangers of sharing too much about yourself on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, reminding readers that, with social media, you’re always on camera.

Always being watched.

Always being judged.

And everybody makes mistakes.

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Are You Safe Online? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that the total size of the internet population has almost doubled in the past five years, from 1.319 billion in 2007 to 2.26 billion today?

This staggering rise in usage has had an exponential effect on everything we do online, including Google searches, emails sent, Facebook status updates, daily tweets and mobile data. And, over this same period, our willingness to share so much about ourselves on and in these platforms has also increased the risk of using them – the number of new unique threats per day has risen from 57 in 2008 to an eyebrow-raising 6,300 this year.

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