Posts Tagged ‘MySpace’

CAN-SPAM: Record Judgment Along With Updated Rules

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

I was at the Secure360 conference (a fabulous event, btw) this week, and I’m just getting to an important current topic: CAN-SPAM.
On Monday (5/12) the FTC announced an update to the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM) law.

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Another Example Of How Internet Information Impacts Employment Decisions

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

I’ve blogged several times about how employers are inreasingly using information found on the Internet to make hiring, and firing, decisions, such as here and here.
I’ve also written about it several times, such as here.
Here’s another example to add to your files for how information posted to social networking sites, such as MySpace and Facebook, can impact your employment situation where a woman graduating with an education degree was denied teaching credentials, and this is not the first time a situation has occurred similar to this…

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5 Things To Do Next Week To Improve Information Security & Privacy

Friday, November 9th, 2007

It seems like my to-do list never gets shorter each day; only longer. This was even more true when I was responsible for the information security and privacy program within a large multi-national financial and insurance organization. It seemed the squeakiest wheel to-do items often got done, while other to-do’s that were very important, and often not that time-consuming, got put by the way-side, always put off until another week.

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More Organizations Are Blocking Social Networking Sites To Address Information Security and Privacy Concerns

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Over the past few months I’ve been keeping a fairly close eye on the evolution of social networks and the security and privacy impacts they have not only on the individuals participating, but also on the businesses that allow their personnel to use the sites from the company’s network. Or, what is more often the case, the large amount of employees using the sites from the company network during work hours unbeknownst to their bosses.

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Jailtime: for Teen Who Posted Nude Photo of His Ex-Girlfriend on MySpace & for Employee Caught with Illegal Porn

Friday, August 31st, 2007

I’ve talked several times about some of the risks of using the social networking sites, such as here and here.
Here is an example of how others can post information about you on these sites that will continue to haunt you for years to come.

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Emotions Are Mixed for Using Social Networking Sites At Work

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Well, if you look at the results of my very unscientific poll from last week, it appears there is a very wide range of opinions about the use of social networking sites at work.

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Very Wide Range of Opinions For the Social Networking Poll

Friday, August 24th, 2007

I’m surprised by how different the opinions are for this week’s poll about using social networking sites at work!
If you haven’t clicked a poll button for it yet (see right side of screen and scroll down a little), please do so. It will be interesting to see if the opinions stay so widely scattered by the end of Sunday.

Speaking of Social Networking Sites…

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Over the weekend I read yet another news article about social networking sites and the related risks. This time it was about how schools are implementing rules to address cyber bullying on the Internet; “Students To Be Punished For MySpace Postings.”

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Surveillance and Managing Information With So Many Ways To Capture It

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Over the weekend a news story appeared in Australia that I’m sure is occurring in MANY other organizations, far beyond just schools; “Teachers being secretly filmed by students

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