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Connecting Online


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Connecting Online

  1. 1. Connecting Online
  2. 2. Connecting Online: Outline I do a lot on social networking sites – should I be concerned about my privacy? What’s my responsibility to my networks? Am I using location-based social networks like Foursquare or Facebook Places? What is smishing? How much information can people get from the photos I have uploaded?
  3. 3. Connecting Online: Social NetworksSocial networking involves: What you share Who you share it with Image courtesy of Eugene Kim (Flickr)
  4. 4. Connecting Online: Social NetworksSocial networking involves: Responsibility to your networks – You may be comfortable posting that photo of last night’s party – but your friend may not – Remember that people are your “friends” and “followers” – Ask for help if you need it and reach out when you can – just as you would if faced with a similar situation offline
  5. 5. Connecting Online: Trends  We are going mobile.  More than half of all adults in US own a smart phone.75% of teens. Source: Commentary/2012/February/Pew-Internet-Mobile.aspxImage courtesy of Johan Larson (Flickr)
  6. 6. Connecting Online: Smishing (Click to view) Taken from YouTube
  7. 7. Connecting Online: Mobile Strategies If your mobile is compromised, scammers can access all the personal information on your phone Secure wifi-hotspot security. Even if you’re on your phone, the same rules apply
  8. 8. Connecting Online: Mobile Strategies Look up unknown app creators, and unknown numbers Avoid keeping too much personal information (ie. bank numbers and pins) on your phone
  9. 9. Connecting Online: Trends Who can see my location? • Geolocation • Geotagging • Privacy and safety implications of place-based apps?
  10. 10. Connecting Online: GeotaggingWho can see my location? While metadata makes it easier to organize photos, revealing metadata of your photos can be vulnerable to cyberstalking If you don’t want to be found, make sure you disable geotagging function
  11. 11. Connecting Online: Strategies Consider your privacy settings. Who are you allowing to view your location? If your location-based social network is linked to a Twitter or Facebook profile, your location is shared on these networks too
  12. 12. What’s your digital tattoo?
  13. 13. Resources My Social Network (c) Eugene Kim ( CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Pew Research Centre. “Pew Internet: Mobile.” Pew Internet. N,d. Web. 31 July 2012. Browser (c) Johan Larsson ( CC BY 2.0 “What Is Smishing?” 16 May. 2012. YouTube. Web. 12 Aug. 2012. tr