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Location Based Check-Ins and the Loss of Your Privacy and Security: The Social Media Privacy Report

Location Based Services are becoming more popular than ever. On smartphones, users are making the technology mainstream as they locate nearby services and check-in to businesses and establishments. But sharing this much information via social media can hinder your internet security and online privacy.

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Is That Really Your Face…book?

Many people spend a lot of time on Facebook, often “chatting” with friends. But are you really chatting with your friends? Facebook hacking is becoming more prevalent. Here are some warning signs that friends’ accounts have been hacked, and tips to help you avoid becoming a victim too.

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Online Privacy: How Do You Feel About a National Internet ID?

The Commerce Department is now tasked with developing an identity management system for individuals on the Internet, and one of the objectives clearly is to facilitate Internet commerce. This week, CEO Kent Lawson writes about the inherent privacy implications of having one master login identity. How do you feel about a national Internet ID?

Are you a Wifi Moocher?

f you’re someone who thinks an unsecured WiFi connection is an open invitation to come on in, you’re not alone. A new poll found that nearly one in three WiFi users who responded have tried connecting to someone else’s WiFi without asking. Are WiFi moochers WiFi thieves? What do you think?

Airport Hotspot Hacking Takes Off

Free airport WiFi hotspots are a boon for busy travelers. But they’ve also become a haven for hackers waiting to attack from cyberspace.

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Online Privacy: The “Do Not Track” Pact

CEO Kent Lawson tackles the controversy surrounding the proposed “Do Not Track” legislation and how it may limit advertisers from knowing about your Web-browsing habits. What worries you most about your online privacy? Where do you stand on the proposed new rules?

Wifi and the Law: Whose Wifi Is It Anyway?

Do you think leaving your WiFi wide open is being a good neighbor? Maybe you think using an open WiFi network is okay, too? Well, you might want to rethink that.