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Twitter, Facebook, and Google are Fighting Internet Privacy Laws

Recently, the Information Technology Industry Council, which represents companies like Amazon, Visa, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple, released its “Framework to Advance Interoperable Rules (FAIR) on Privacy”. On the surface, it looks like tech companies are trying to protect user privacy. In reality, they want to make sure that they can continue to profit off […]

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Twitter Updates Privacy Policy: Data Sharing Made Easier

If you’ve logged into Twitter over the past few days, you were likely greeted with the following message upon sign in: “We’re updating our privacy policy to bring you a more personalized experience. We’ll soon be making Twitter more relevant by using your visits to sites with Twitter content. And we’ve given you even more […]

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13 steps to turn on Twitter’s 2-factor authentication

Twitter announced today that it now supports two-factor authentication for better security. Instead of just entering your password like usual, you can optionally add a second step: your phone. If you’re trying to log in to Twitter, you’ll have to enter your password–like usual–and then a verification code that’s sent to your phone as a […]

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Give your Twitter account a good spring cleaning

The following post is by Chris Crosby, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of SociallyActive. SociallyActive is the leading provider of social-privacy monitoring for teens. We give parents the tools to help you protect your children on social networks. If you’re on Twitter, you may have found yourself wanting to review and remove some of your past tweets. While […]

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Corporate Twitter accounts hacked to support the competition

Twitter has been hacked…again. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’re well aware of the security and privacy risks inherent to being an active internet and social media user. Fast food giant Burger King and Chrysler’s Jeep brand learned this the hard way when, earlier this week, both companies Twitter accounts were hacked. […]

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