LOCKING YOURSELF UP... FROM THE ONLINE UNKNOWN & OUR OBSESSION ONLINE PRIVACY by Lane Sutton @LaneSutton
OUR OBSESSION• 65% of adults use online social networking sites.• According to Brits... Facebook is more important than a ﬂushing toilet. Is it that bad? Even cars, heating, AC, shower was farther down the list.
PARENTS HAVE SET UP ONLINE PRESENCE FOR CHILD• 92% of toddlers have online presence.• Many parents reserve Facebook/email accounts, domain name before baby is born.• ToriSpelling created a Twitter account for her 3 yr old son, Liam @liamsworld to tweet quotes that he says. 33,000 followers!• http://babysquatter.com/ to search for child’s domain names.
OUR ACTIONS ARE BEING TRACKED...• It’s not new.• Hotel keys• Social networks (what we like) based on TNF• Rewards/loyalty card programs• Credit card purchases• FastLane/EZ pass• Online shopping/personal recommendations by Amazon
DOES PRIVACY EXIST?• Yes, in some cases to narrow down your settings.• Weagree to things we have no idea of what we are allowing companies to do. Privacy policies. 50 page documents. They know we won’t read it, but that’s how they “get” us!
SOCIAL MEDIA BACKGROUND CHECKS?• Done by Social Intelligence agency.• Surveysinternet for any possible threats or suspicious data before hiring a candidate.• Think twice before acting.
NO DELETE BUTTON• Why Kenneth Cole got in trouble...
FAST FACTS• 78.1% of the U.S. population uses the Internet.• 79%of teens who use the Internet are not careful about sharing personal information.• 77% of recruiters use search engines/social networks researching applicants. (CareerBuilder) Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project
FACEBOOK 3RD PARTY APPS• Withoutfurther permission than agreeing to “Allow” this app to permanently access to your FB account.• Canautomatically post on your wall without further permission besides allowing an app to grant access to your account.• 71% of U.S. web users are on Facebook! (iStrategy Labs)
WHAT YOU CAN DO• Restricttag options, audience limits, how you connect, blog people, individual post privacy, and applications or websites allowed, personal information display, proﬁle options.
REPUTATION.COM• •PrivacyDefender resets your Facebook privacy settings, giving you precise control over how you share information. To install/how to use: http://www.reputation.com/ how_to/how-to-use-privacydefender-from-reputationdefender/• uProtect.it allows Facebook users to send encrypted messages, giving them the ability to keep private information from ending up in the wrong hands (and on Facebook’s servers). https://uprotect.it/index• Reputation Alerts lets you monitor the Web for information about them via a comprehensive daily alert with listings in people search databases, news articles, Web records, social networking profiles, and any content types.• Free tools from Reputation.com: http://www.reputation.com/how_to/free-privacy- protection-tools/•
DISCRETE? WE NOW KNOW IF YOU UNFRIEND, OR UNFOLLOW• Tools like Qwitter, SocialToo, TweetEffect, and more tell us if you unfollow and from the approximate tweet it happened. Good for biz to ﬁnd out what works/what doesn’t.• BetterFacebook plugin tells you how many friends you’ve lost, and the ﬂuctuation. Facebook Timeline friend lists show all friends, and if you see “Add Friend” button, they are no longer a friend.
NEW FACEBOOK... SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED?• TIMELINE - easy to read timeline to view all status updates/ photos, some you may not want to be seen. Puts all of your info in one from the day you joined to current timeline. Birthdate, friend list, statuses are now shown as tabs and pages.• Any activity you do on apps can be recorded and posted on FB. This means technically you’re being tracked across applications and instantaneously sharing what you are doing.• Similar to GetGlue to get stickers for check-ins.
“BEST FRIENDS” APP REQUESTS PERMISSION TO ACCESS ALL OF THIS DATA:
TRACKING COOKIES• No, you cannot eat it!• What websites to track your online behavior and movements online, the pages you visit, e.t.c,.• Are stored even after visiting that website or closing it out.
HOW TO DELETE COOKIES ON DIFFERENT WEB BROWSERS• Visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=2• Select your browser and follow the instructions.
OVERSHARING14 Year Old Invites 15 Friends To A Birthday Party and Ends Up With...
OVERSHARING14 Year Old Invites 15 Friends To A Birthday Party and Ends Up With... 21,000 RSVPs!
OVERSHARING?• 14 year old girl invites 15 friends to birthday party.• Herevent was public, and fan pages were created to spread the word about the party.• People registered: 21,000 RSVPs• Police staffed the event, in case thousands still showed up. The party was cancelled. That doesn’t stop them.
• Using pictures that are tweeted out to find people’s locations and where they are. • How are they doing this? Meta data. • Smartphones encode a geotag (Latitude and Longitude) of where that photo was taken.• For iPhones, Android, Blackberry, Palm -• How to disable it: http://icanstalku.com/how.php
ICanStalkU was able to stalk HQ063 at http://maps.google.com/?q=-34.5308333333,-58.4872222222 Lane Sutton
• It’s better to know the dangers, and have awareness about the social media