Posts Tagged ‘LinkedIn’

Repost From Social Media to Lose Customers and Friends Fast

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Last week one of my Facebook friends started a “friends only” discussion on his wall. It was a very interesting discussion, and one of his friends took the discussion, pretty much verbatim, and posted within a “public” (as in meant for the world to see) popular blog site. So the information on the Facebook page, where around 250 – 300 people could see the posts were now in a location where the bazillion (possibly a bit fewer) blog readers could see all the posts and the full names of those who made them. This is not the first time a situation like this has occurred.  A lot of the information posted on people’s social media pages are really tempting to take and use as examples, or for business activities such as for marketing and promotions. However, doing so could get you into some personal and/or legal hot water.  As organizations and individuals consider taking information they find on social media sites, they need to consider the reasons why doing so may not be a good idea after all.

Reason #1: It will (more…)

6 Good Reasons NOT To Ask For Facebook Passwords

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

In case you’ve not paid attention to the news in the past week, there has been a barrage of stories (over 1500 turned up in a quick online search) about organizations asking job applicants and employees for their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking passwords.  It’s a hot topic folks! I’ve listed a bunch of them at the end of this post.  Compelled password disclosure is a very bad idea for organizations to do for many reasons.  Here are six that should be compelling to business management: (more…)

Continued Use Of Site Means Consent to Privacy Policy Changes?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I speak with many folks about the importance of published website privacy policies, along with the issues of obtaining consent…not implied but explicit/express…to change the terms of privacy policies.
I also participate in LinkedIn, and I have found it to be a great and valuable tool to network and communicate with other information security and privacy practicitioners.
So, today when I logged in I was quite interested to see the following banner posted on the home page…


Tools <> Technology

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I participate in the LinkedIn community, and I occasionally put out short “status” messages when I’m working on products, projects or going to provide training. My current “status update” statement is, “Rebecca is creating tools to support information security, privacy and compliance management and leadership.” (I’m really excited about these tools…I know they work!)
I received a message regarding this status update from one of my LinkedIn contacts. Here’s an excerpt…


Promoting Science and Technology

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I participate in the LinkedIn community, and I was intrigued this morning to find a question posted by Bill Gates (yes Microsoft Bill)!

“How can we do more to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and technology?”


Another Approach To Licensing Compliance

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

My blog posting from earlier talked about how the MPAA is trying to combat movie piracy.
I just visited the LinkedIn site and was intrigued to find an ad from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) offering up to $1,000,000…yes, US $1 million …for reporting illegal software and copyright infringements by organizations, by a distributor, or over the Internet.


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.