Posts Tagged ‘twitter’

Privacy Scares from the Ghosts of Job Applicants Past

Monday, September 17th, 2012

There is a topic that has been coming up, over and over and over again over the past 12 years, that I’ve never seen addressed in other publications.  What does your organization do with all the personal information you collect from job applicants?  Consider a real situation I encountered around ten years ago. (more…)

6 Questions to Ask before Posting to Social Networks

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Every day I see yet another (often another dozen) situation where employees misused, abused or otherwise accused social media sites to the chagrin of their employers.   Businesses need to make a coordinated effort, using a combination of policies, training and technology to mitigate the risks (to personnel as well as the business) of workers using social media sites.  Today let’s consider what organizations should be telling their workers about social media information security and privacy. (more…)

Are Emails of Public Company Execs Private or Public?

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

At the end of July, Twitter suspended the account of Guy Adams, a reporter for the UK’s Independent, after he posted the corporate email address of Jim Bell, Producer of NBC Olympics, and said less than flattering things about his expectations for how NBC would do in their Olympics coverage.   Adams reportedly claimed that he felt the email account was open to public use since it showed up in Google search results.  However, privacy concerns were widely expressed over his decision to share the executive’s contact details, and thus his account was suspended.  Apparently NBC complained, Twitter listened, and Guy’s account was shut down. After a bit of hullabaloo, Twitter then changed heart and re-activated his Twitter account.  I received several great questions related to this, collectively boiling down to the following five: (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…)

Great InfoSec and Privacy Info and Resources This Week On Twitter

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I got my week’s issue of Time magazine in the mail today, and lo-and-behold the cover and feature story was about Twitter!


Pointers to interesting & useful information security, privacy & compliance info

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I’ve been using Twitter for a couple of months now. I never saw the value of using Twitter before this time, and in fact had a completely different view of what it was “all about” until I actually started using it. I’m so glad I did! I’ve found it to be a very valuable communications tool, and I’ve made some wonderful new contacts and friends, from all over the world, through using it.


Pros & Cons Of Surveillance Cameras For Compliance

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

We had a very interesting discussion on Twitter this morning about the practice of automatically photographing license plates to use for parking, tickets, etc…


Cautionary Tales for Tweeting About Work

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

I’ve been using Twitter now ( for three going on four weeks. I’ve found it to be a very great way to be in touch with the latest news and happenings, and also to get in touch with other folks who care about and want to discuss the same types of topics as I do. I also see using Twitter within business organizations as a very good awareness raising tool. More on that in another post. But for now I want to discuss some of the potential personal hazards of tweeting…


68 Info Sec & Privacy Tweets Digest Back Through March 7

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Once more I’m providing a digest of the Twitter tweets I put out (PrivacyProf) over the past week that provided pointers to interesting and useful news reports and pieces of information that I do not want to have lost in the vastness of the ever-growing twittersphere. So, for posterity and my own future reference…my own backup if you will…here’s a listing of the ones I want to be able to look back upon without paging through multiple posts on my PrivacyProf account…


I’m Now Tweeting!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I just jumped on the Twitter bandwagon…