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Why Your Facebook Chats are Being Monitored

What you say in your private chats and messages on Facebook may not be as private as you think. According to a recent report from Reuters, the social media giant employs a mums-the-word technology that scans posts and chats for criminal activity. If something is fishy, the content is flagged and then read by an employee who will access the conversation and call the police, if necessary.

Find out why.

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The Perils of using Facebook on Public WiFi

The next time you to connect to Facebook on an open hotspot, take a second to think about your security. What was intended as a quick log on to update your status or check your account, may have perilous consequence.  You may not realize it, but Facebook users logging on through a public wireless connection are vulnerable.

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Ask the Expert: What You Should Know About Google’s Privacy Policies

Google’s new privacy policy changes have many privacy advocates up in arms. It begs the question: does our personal information belong to us or the corporations that collect it? Instead of being forced to adhere to these data collection rules in order to use a popular product, shouldn’t we insist that companies give us the option to allow or deny them permission to track and store our personal information? What happens if hackers get ahold of this information?

Read on for more information about Google’s new privacy policies.

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Privacy on Facebook Takes Two Huge Hits

If you care about Facebook using your personal information in their advertisements, and want to opt out, check out this article. It explains a few new worries with the social media giant, including its “social ads” program.

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How To: Foursquare Security Issues

All social networking websites reveal person information about ourselves. However, these risks are escalated when using Foursquare, a website which...

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How To: Foursquare Security Issues

All social networking websites reveal person information about ourselves. However, these risks are escalated when using Foursquare, a website which...