#PrivacyRoundUp: March 19-23rd

Every week we scour the web for interesting articles on the subject of online privacy and thought we’d share the best of the week with you.

Facebook privacy violations…except this time Facebook’s on your side..

There’s been a lot of news this week around the company that asked an interviewee for access to his Facebook profile and Facebook has stepped in and said that it is a violation of privacy and may even sue employers. Facebook has even updated the site rules to stop employers asking for passwords.

Looks like Facebook is acting in favour of its users (for once!)

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Until next week.

#PrivacyRoundUp February 20th-24th

Every week we come across many interesting articles on the subject of online privacy and thought we’d share the best of the week with you.

Had a bad day at work?

You may think twice about sharing that on your Facebook wall or Twitter status..“Employees who tweet or update their Facebook status saying ‘I had a bad day at work’ could face losing their jobs, says a leading employment lawyer. “   #notcool

Clear your history! Web, that is 🙂

New privacy rules coming from Google means it’s good time to revist what they have on record for you. Here are some simple steps to remove your web search history on Google.

Innocent looking app?

Not so fast. Check out the list of growing apps that are bypassing your privacy and uploading your smartphone contacts to their servers without your permission.

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Until next week.

 

 

#PrivacyRoundup February 13-17th

Every week we come across many interesting articles on the subject of online privacy and thought we’d share the best of the week with you.

The Internet is Watching YOU

What the Internet knows about you and How to Protect Yourself: Big Brother is watching and here are some steps to remove your trace on the web.

Your content can and will be used against you!

Facebook Lawyers Successfully Scare Off Seamstress Suing Over Sponsored Stories:  Looks like they can use your information and content against you! Kind of makes you think twice about what you share and who you say what to!

Facebook just wants everyone to share, share, SHARE! Not so fast, says this Austrian.

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Until next week.