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Would you give up your passwords for a job?

March 20, 2012

A recent AP Newswire story tells the tale of one Justin Bassett who was asked by a hiring manager for his user name on Facebook. When she opened the site and saw that his profile was private, she asked him for his password. Bassett refused and withdrew his application, stating that he didn’t want to […]

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Social Networks and Privacy

June 17, 2010

I was on a panel today at CFP entitled “Privacy, Activism, & Social Networking: Protecting Privacy While Running a Media Campaign in 140 Characters or Less” with Tamar Gubins, Deborah Pierce, David Roth and  Danny O’Brien and I’ve been going round and round in my head  about my own position on privacy online and looking […]

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Give some thought to social media and privacy

June 9, 2010

I attended one of the pre-sessions of the Ragan Communications Social Media Summit at Cisco today. The session was on legal issues, but the first part was really all about security, and Christopher Burgess a senior security officer at Cisco (@burgessct on Twitter) brought up some interesting points. True, most of it is very common-sense […]

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There’s No Privacy on Facebook?? Who Knew?

April 28, 2010

Every time Facebook makes changes to their privacy statements or policies people get really irate. I mean REALLY irate, like in this video clip. First there’s the people that are appalled that Facebook would have the nerve to share their private information. (Ahem. You gave it to ’em, how else are they supposed to make […]

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