In the world of social media, big names like Facebook and Instagram have become household names. But the truth is there are a lot of other platforms that you may not be aware of, ones that have distinct purposes and privacy concerns. (Note: if you have teenagers, there’s an excellent chance they know all about the platforms you’ve never heard of!)
It’s been jokingly called the biggest lie on the internet, but failure to read the terms and conditions of a website is really no laughing matter. With only 7% of survey respondents claiming that they read the full terms before clicking “I have read and understand these terms and condition,” it still somehow comes as a surprise to people who later fall victim to what they think are privacy violations.
The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with not only keeping the country safe from many different kinds of threats, but also presumably to do so while honoring the individual rights of the people.
With all the attention and media coverage that Apple gains for its iPhones and iPads, it’s easy to forget that Apple is actually the number two product in its field. The iOS operating system that runs those devices comes in second place to the Android operating system, which can be found on everything from Kindle Fire tablets to Windows phones.
A long legal battle has finally come to a close, and while it can’t erase the pain the victim’s family endured, it can serve as a warning to medical facilities when it comes to safeguarding patients’ privacy.
As identity theft has grown over the years, law enforcement officials and policymakers have had to break the crime into subgroups based on what type of information was stolen and used, and who the intended victims are.
There’s no doubt that social media has changed our lives, and for the most part, it’s been for the better. People are able to connect with one another with ease, and meeting up with friends (old and new) is usually just plain fun.