Facebook Knows Who You Are. Even if You Don't Have a Profile. Really.

Posted by James on 7/10/19 11:30 AM

In April of this year Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, had some special airtime with the United States Congress. This two-day questioning period revealed a lot about both sides of the table. 1) Some members of Congress don’t have a great understanding of social networks, and 2) There is a lot more that Facebook knows about people than most of its 1 B + users realize.

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Topics: Data ownership, Cybersecurity

Why Don't Companies Invest in CyberSecurity?

Posted by James on 7/3/19 10:04 AM

Hacks and breaches of IT systems in companies of various sizes have been increasing in prevalence over the last few years. With so much negative press, so many people being affected, and lives being destroyed, you’d think that more effort would be put into making sure hacks like these don’t happen. It turns out there’s pretty good reason why it doesn’t seem much is being done about them, but that doesn’t mean things shouldn’t change. With the cost of preventing a breach being higher than the cost of the breach itself, there’s currently little reason from a company’s standpoint to make any changes to their cybersecurity.

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Topics: Fraud prevention, gdpr, FinTech, Cybersecurity

Why Do Companies Wait so Long to Disclose Hacks of Customer Data?

Posted by James on 6/26/19 1:24 PM

Why are we hearing of hacks taking years to be disclosed?

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Topics: FinTech, hacks, Cybersecurity

What Kind of Information Does Twitter Have About You?

Posted by James on 6/26/19 5:19 AM

While not the worst, Twitter is not the most innocent, either.

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Topics: gdpr, Data ownership, Digital identity, FinTech, hacks, Cybersecurity

What does Facebook Know About You? Besides Everything.

Posted by James on 6/12/19 11:15 AM

Big brother is watching you. This scary motto of George Orwell’s novel still disturbs the minds of our contemporaries, although it’s been almost 70 years since the book was published. And there’s a good reason behind the strong emotions caused by the story as nowadays it’s as close as ever to the reality and your favorite social media has made a huge contribution to that.

 

Facebook knows everything about you

 

Unlike Orwell’s vision, the reality proved to be much simpler. There are no cameras installed in every corner to spy on you. In the era of total globalization and tons of convenient services available on the web, we provide these services with our private information ourselves.

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Topics: gdpr, hacks, Cybersecurity

Facebook Doesn't Seem to do Much to Earn our Trust

Posted by James on 5/8/19 10:40 AM

One of our favorite social media giants with whom we seem to have a love-hate relationship is back in the news as they are on the receiving end of a lawsuit by the attorney general from Washington, D.C. It seems as if they are always in and out of the public eye with some scandal or another. While they are holding true to their goal of connecting people, sometimes they do it a little too well—and at what expense? It’s becoming a little too common that they don’t quite have honesty as a top priority in terms of communicating and upholding the privacy policy governing their users’ personal data. Is their mantra not actually build community and bring the world closer together? Maybe it’s profit over privacy. This has gone so overboard it may be time for a breakup.

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Topics: gdpr, Data ownership, Cybersecurity

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