The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined Twitter 450,000 euros (about US$546,000) for failing to timely notify the Irish DPC within the required 72 hours of discovering a Q4 2018 breach involving a bug in its Android app, and also for failing to adequately document that breach.  The bug caused some 88,726 European Twitter users’

The misinformation on social media about the election results (and other topics) is rampant. Social media companies like Twitter and Facebook are struggling with the balance between the First Amendment right to free speech and false information or exaggerated reports on their platforms and are hiding or flagging those they deem to be false or

I don’t know much about dating apps. I met my husband decades ago, long before the Internet, and the old-fashioned way—in college. But I know people who have used them, have been happy with them, have found their life partner through them, have funny stories about using them and the people they met through them.

As most of you know, I rarely download an app. However, here’s one I just downloaded and here’s why. The Jumbo Privacy app, available in the App Store, is all about providing consumers with a way to audit their privacy and learn whether and how their information might have been compromised.

A cool thing about

Twitter recently announced updates to its Privacy Policy. The updates are effective on June 18, 2017. By using the social media platform on or after that date, Twitter users will be deemed to have agreed to these updates.

The updates enable Twitter to collect more user data, including about a user’s visits from Twitter

I never knew that since 2006, October has been designated as National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Department of Health and Human Service’s website, “This year’s Bullying Prevention Awareness Month marks the 10th anniversary of its initiation by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center http://www.pacer.org/bullying/.

Since 2006, the event has grown to an entire month of education and awareness activities, and is being recognized by schools and communities throughout the world.

Bullying can be combated through education and awareness. In the context of data privacy and security, cyberbullying is a form of bullying which can be harmful and devastating, particularly to teens and young adults. Cyberbullying can be accomplished through online posts on Facebook, through emails, Twitter, Snapchat, and any other form of social media or online content.

Although somewhat dated, but still applicable, some practical tips on how to combat cyberbullying for teens are outlined in The Cyberbullying Research Center publication “Preventing Cyber Bullying: Top Ten Tips for Teens

The 10 tips include:


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Most individuals seeking out new job opportunities use their personal e-mail address to correspond with a prospective employer, presumably keeping that job hunt secret from their current employer. However, now, Joberate, a startup that track’s an individual’s job search activity into their public social media accounts, calculates a score of how likely each individual is