Social Media

Don’t store users’ passwords in cleartext. Really.

It’s not a good idea. Also, it may be deemed a ‘knowing violation’ of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement to
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Data-rich companies like Facebook have a unique opportunity to capitalize on the recent surge in regulatory scrutiny and turn it to their advantage.

Savvy tech companies are attuned to public
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Fox Rothschild partner Scott L. Vernick was quoted in The New York Times article, “Hacking Victims Deserve Empathy, Not
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According to a press release issued yesterday, November 29, 2011, by the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook settled charges that Facebook “deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public.”
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Boing Boing has an excellent how-to located here on how to opt out of being included in LinkedIn’s social media advertising. Briefly, LinkedIn assumes that you consent to LinkedIn’s use of your image in the adverstising of its sponsor’s products. If you recommend your CPA firm, and your CPA firm purchases advertising on LinkedIn, your photo may appear in that advertising.
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