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  • Facebook users to get more privacy; developers, less freedom

    On Facebook, the struggle to figure out who owns and accesses our data remains years away from any resolution - if we ever reach one. Yesterday, Facebook announced that it would act to shore up some privacy concerns that were voiced a month ago by Jennifer Stoddart, the privacy commissioner of Canada.

    Written by C.G. Lynch29 Aug. 09 03:50
  • Survey: Facebook, Twitter banned by most employers

    Employers are increasingly putting the brakes on employee use of social networking sites on the job, according to a new survey. The research, released Wednesday by ScanSafe, a provider of SaaS Web security, said its data shows more employers are blocking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The results run counter to a story published by CSO in March 2009 that cites research which found most employers do allow access to Web 2.0 in the office.

    Written by Joan Goodchild20 Aug. 09 03:33
  • Facebook's new search engine: what you need to know

    Facebook rolled out changes to its search engine yesterday that let you query the service for status messages and other pieces of content that people post to the social network. The move reflects Facebook's desire to compete with Twitter, where people increasingly turn to share information about current events, such as the recent disputed election in Iran.

    Written by C.G. Lynch12 Aug. 09 02:52
  • 5 Facebook, Twitter scams to avoid

    <em>According to research recently conducted by security firm Webroot, approximately three in ten social network users have experienced some form of a security attack, such as a virus infection or a phishing scam, on a social network in the last year. As the popularity of these social networks explodes, and more organizations ease restrictions among employees (See: ), they become more attractive for criminals seeking access to private information that can be used for profit. CSO asked two social network security experts for some of the latest scams found on Facebook and Twitter, and how to recognize and avoid them (For more tips to stay safe see: Seven Deadly Sins of Social Networking).</em> <a href="http://www.csoonline.com/article/482963/Facebook_Twitter_LinkedIn_Security_Pros_Warm_to_Web_._Access"/>

    Written by Joan Goodchild14 July 09 05:38
  • How Facebook and Twitter are changing data privacy rules

    CIOs think about <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/32306/Privacy_Is_Your_Business">privacy</a> the way some people think about exercise: with a sigh and a sense of impending pain. Outside of regulated industries like health care--where patient privacy is paramount--privacy affects CIOs as a corollary of security when, say, a laptop holding millions of people's records is lost or hackers siphon off customer data.

    Written by Michael Fitzgerald12 June 09 07:36
  • Spammers work by US clocks and target Facebook, Twitter

    While many working Americans are heading into the office and starting their day, spammers are busy, too, readying for their next onslaught of junk messages. According to a new report from Symantec, spammers favor the same work schedule as the typical American office worker.

    Written by Joan Goodchild28 May 09 01:03
  • USQ turns to Web 2.0 to connect with students

    The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is increasingly turning to social media tools and virtual environments to attract students and improve its services.

    Written by Tim Lohman29 May 09 07:00
  • Social Network Etiquette: Introducing Yourself

    One of the most fundamental rules of social networking etiquette: You must carefully consider who you "friend" or "connect" with on services like Facebook and LinkedIn. According to career experts, the people with whom you associate, in many ways, reflect upon you.

    Written by C.G. Lynch21 May 09 23:59
  • SelectMinds: When More Than Facebook Is Needed

    As companies continue to level job cuts across the enterprise, alumni networks have sprung up in all directions as former employees work with each other to find new job opportunities. But in many cases, people connect in a decentralized way, forming groups within consumer social networks such as LinkedIn or Facebook.

    Written by C.G. Lynch11 May 09 09:34
  • Improve Your Facebook Profile by Playing it Smart

    While it claims its roots in dorm rooms, Facebook has become a diverse place, like it or not. With 150 million users, the social networking site claims those people 30 years old or older as its fastest-growing age demographic. More than half of Facebook's users now are outside college. With the diversifying user base comes more complex Friend lists - a reality that presents opportunities and dangers as you blend your work and personal contacts in one place.

    Written by C.G. Lynch15 Jan. 09 09:47
  • Facebook Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

    Facebook and other social networking sites can create an uncomfortable overlap between your personal and professional life. We show how to manage your Facebook profile so it can work for both business and pleasure.

    Written by C.G. Lynch06 Dec. 08 08:32
  • If Your Enterprise Can't Beat Consumer Apps, Why Fight Them?

    WorkLight, a Web 2.0 start-up, helps transport enterprise data to consumer applications such as Facebook and iGoogle. In this Q&A, WorkLight's CEO says if you can do this securely, you should give users what they want — and you won't have to fork out the cash for SharePoint.

    Written by C.G. Lynch17 Nov. 08 10:41