Tag: privacy

Diaspora: social networking with privacy in mind

By Tim Teatro

I shake my head as I watch the constant roll of articles detailing some new height of insecurity or lack of privacy in Facebook. But there’s hardly been a promising alternative: until now.

Data Spills, Not Oil Spills Threaten Businesses in Canada

by Lee Rickwood

Most Canadian companies say they aren’t concerned about data breaches involving their customers’ personal information. Despite the fact those same companies are collecting and holding more personal information than ever before, a recent survey conducted for the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found that 42 per cent of businesses surveyed are not concerned about security breaches.

Location Based Social Media: How to play safe on Foursquare.com

By Jessica Muhlbier

Foursquare.com is a popular and fun location-based tool for mobile devices, and is also a game. It allows users to “check in” at various venues using either text messaging or a smart phone application. But there are several red flags to consider before checking-in all over town.