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Cyber Beauty Pageants – #Shocking

A new trend in Instagram is user generated beauty contests and it has to be one of the most concerning trends of 2013. Within a short space of time, Instagram has become so much more than a platform for sharing harmless snapshots of pets and holidays. Now there are online beauty contests that encourage teen Read more…

AVAST welcomes secure.me users to blog, Facebook, and Twitter

AVAST welcomes all secure.me users to our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, where you can learn the latest about social media privacy from your favorite secure.me team members. In the coming weeks, secure.me will be fully integrated into AVAST and even get a new name, but you will still enjoy the safe and carefree […]

New High School and College Grads – Read This!

Social media profiles affects college admission, job searches, and careers A 24-year-old high school teacher in Georgia, USA, lost her job after an anonymous e-mailer complained about a Facebook picture of her sipping wine and drinking beer while on vacation in Europe. An Arizona woman was fired after ranting on Facebook when she was passed […]

Are We Witnessing the End of Privacy?

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Computers collect data; It’s a natural side effect of their operation. Every time you open an Internet browser or log into a website, your computer, smartphone, or tablet, information about you is stored. And as privacy and security expert Bruce Schneier points out, while much of this information is innocuous, it only takes one offensive Read more…

Celebrity “Doxxing” Scandal Sheds Light on Cyber Risk

Recently, news broke that the private information of a few unlucky celebrities and politicians was leaked online.  The data, which includes everything from bank statements to mortgage terms and car loans, was made available on a Russian website. It’s unfortunate that well-known performers like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Kim Kardashian have had their information Read more…

Taking Privacy to Extremes: What Consumers Need to Know

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin Personal privacy: It’s a tenant of American citizenship, but also the source of a long-held debate over the balance between an individual liberty and national security. Where should governments draw the line, and what Read more…

Taking Privacy to Extremes: What Consumers Need to Know

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin Personal privacy: It’s a tenant of American citizenship, but also the source of a long-held debate over the balance between an individual liberty and national security. Where should governments draw the line, and what Read more…

This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Just Think About “Lip lock” But Give “Data Lock” A Thought Too

This Valentine’s Day, Don’t Just Think About “Lip lock” But Give “Data Lock” A Thought Too Love is in the air, for Valentine’s Day is near… And why just Valentine’s Day? There are a series of “Days” devoted to lovers, viz. Rose day, Propose Day and Chocolate Day!! So how have Indians responded to this Read more…

Steamy Sexts Get Leaked 60% of the Time

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McAfee released the study Love, Relationships, and Technology: When Private Data Gets Stuck in the Middle of a Breakup, which examines at the pitfalls of sharing personal data in relationships and discloses how breakups can lead to exposure of private data. Nearly two-thirds of smartphone owners have personal and intimate information (such as revealing photos, bank account Read more…

Kick Off 2013 with Online Privacy in Mind

Back in August, a Forbes article pointed out 10 simple ways to protect your privacy. The full list included: Password protecting devices Putting a Google Alert on your name Signing out of email and social networks when done Being wary of giving out your personal information Encrypting your computer Turning on 2-Step authentication in Gmail Read more…