MIT researchers built a data protector that still lets you use your apps

Giving away personal data in exchange for services can be a heavy trade-off. On one hand, it seems obvious - just be careful about who you give your data to and what you

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

Why having a social media policy is a good idea

Laraine Cook was a substitute teacher and girls' basketball coach in the Pocatello School District in Idaho. Over the summer break, she and her boyfriend attended a family reunion.  Cook posted pictures of

Published on: February 14th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Afraid of Facebook Timeline? Five ways to secure your new profile

With the ongoing rollout of Facebook's Timeline feature, security and privacy have never been more important to your digital life. The new layout presents all of your current and past activities on Facebook

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Logan Kugler

4 ways to take control of Google’s Social Search functions

Google sparked controversy on Tuesday with the announcement of a major search update that includes content from its budding social network.In the announcement posted on Google's blog, Google FellowAmit Singhal says, "Search is

Published on: January 13th, 2012 Kristin Burnham

How to opt out of Facebook Places

Watch out, Facebook users: the social network debuted a new location-sharing feature on Wednesday. As usual, this means it's time to make sure your privacy settings are configured the way you want them

Published on: August 20th, 2010 Ian Paul

Facebook CEO stirs privacy pot yet again

The folks at Facebook just might be wishing today that CEO Mark Zuckerbergjust hadn't ... well, said anything about privacy yesterday at the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital conference. Facebook users and

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Three steps to master Facebook’s new privacy controls

After feeling intense heat from its users regarding recent changes to its privacy policy, Facebook introduced new settings today. The streamlined settings are intended to help users better understand and more easily manage

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Facebook privacy changes get thumbs-up from industry experts

Facebook's decision to offer end-users simpler options to configure privacy controls on the social-networking site has received an initial thumbs-up from industry experts and privacy watchdogs.This first wave of positive reaction suggests Facebook

Published on: May 28th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

How to prevent bad guys from getting at your personal Google data

Google is nearly everyone's best friend. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much Google knows about you? Do you realize that Google may have recorded and stored every single

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Why look at LinkedIn privacy settings and what to do about them

Since LinkedIn doesn't require you to share the same types of personal information as you do on Facebook, the service's privacy settings appear to be much more straightforward than its less business-oriented competitor.

Published on: March 24th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Five steps to building the right Facebook profile for your needs

Read related story: Managing your reputation on Facebook - expert tips for professionals While it claims its roots in dorm rooms, Facebook has become a diverse place, like it or not. With 150

Published on: January 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch