By Jessica Walker
I read this article the other day about two teenagers involved in burglaries, some of which resulted from information they gathered on social networking sites. Ironically, over-sharing your information online is what these digital burglars and the creators of the location based services are banking on. Although these services are great for businesses, [...]
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by Stan Schroeder
The latest research conducted by IT security firm Sophos shows that it’s very easy to convince Facebook users to reveal their personal info to complete strangers.
This is nothing new, mind you – after all, many users see Facebook (Facebook) as a possibility to make new friends – but it is worth noting that [...]
Facebook and Twitter users face pricier insurance as burglars ’shop’ for victims’ personal details on networking sites
By: Rebecca Camber
August 27, 2009
Users of social networking websites could face higher insurance premiums because burglars are using them to ’shop’ for victims’ personal details.
Experts from leading insurer Legal & General warn that parents could eventually see their premiums rise even if only their children are members of popular sites such as Facebook and [...]
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The popularity of Facebook and other popular social networking sites has given hackers new ways to steal both money and information, the security company Sophos said in a report released on Wednesday.
About half of all companies block some or all access to social networks because of concerns about [...]
Saferdates.com Deploys ReputationShare – An Innovative Online Reputation Service for Social Networks
LOOKBOTHWAYS, Inc., a leading online safety technology and services provider, launches an online reputation service called ReputationShare and partners with Saferdates.com to integrate the new service into their online dating site.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2009 — LOOKBOTHWAYS, Inc. (http://www.ilookbothways.com), a leading online safety technology and services provider, launches an online reputation service called ReputationShare [...]