While reading Curation Nation(Amazon Affiliate Link) I read where Steven ( on twitter @magnify) quotes @LAURENGELMAN the executive director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society warning us
“the current state of privacy is “binary”; either you share or you don’t” There’s no way to define that the information you put out in the world can be used or gathered or tabulated or cross-referenced.”~ @LAURENGELMAN
This statement made me think on how sometimes many users mistake using some of the profile settings on their twitter, facebook, foursquare, flickr, and other platforms but they don’t realize that other information they are sharing can actually compromise the information they supposedly want to protect.
For this reason I am planning to create a series of blog posts called Online Privacy Please! I’ll be using my experiences of working with S&P 500 companies and other organizations on how they protected their data.
Having worked for American Systems, KPMG, and now at CIMA IT Solutions I have been working to minimize the risk of information being held in the wrong hands for many years. This will also lay down the groundwork for a unique project I am working on which I will soon write about.
Some of the topics I am planning to discuss are the following:
- Personal privacy and how it is no longer and individual thing. The biggest risk you have is what your contacts can share about you.
- How people share vast information in Social Media from birthdays to work related information which can be used against them.
- Practices to defend yourself from the many threats and vulnerabilities that arise using all these platforms.
- What platforms offer the least privacy.
- How individuals can predict patterns based on information you share and get to your private data.
Do you guys want to understand any specific platform? Out of the 5 topics I picked which one would you like for me to write about?
Are there any other topics you would like for me to write about or would want to contribute for me to include you in future posts?
photo credit by hyku
Posts of the “Online Privacy Please!” Series
- TMI (Too Much Information) Being Shared in Social Media
- Love Everyone, Trust No One, and there are always exceptions to the Rule
- Are Organizations Protecting Your Privacy
- Deleting or not deleting Your Online Presence that is the question?
- Facebook Security by @tommyismyname