Using our bright and shiny Apple gear to navigate the web, it’s easy to think the Internet is all LOL Cats and sunshine, and that everyone who interacts with our social-networking profiles and other online presences really is our friend. Sadly, that’s not always the case. Depending on what you share online, where you share it, and how you control it, people who may not have your best interests at heart can find out an awful lot about your life--and potentially use that information against you.
Facebook Places has us a little bit paranoid. After all, the idea of our friends checking us in at the yogurt shop isn't something that we want leaking out. We're yogurt fanatics and we wouldn't want the word to get out to our friends and loved ones. So, if you're wondering how to turn off Facebook Places and keep your friends from outing your addiction to frozen treats, read on.
If you're rocking an Apple device, that's been updated recently, you've agreed to allow Apple to collect and share your location data with any third party they choose.
You may have heard tell of there being a wee bit of a privacy breach involving the iPad yesterday. The short of it is that a whole lot of iPad 3G users had their Email addresses and the ICC-ID information thrown out into the open air for everyone to see.
Who's to blame for the breach? There seem to be two different camps on this issue growing in the Apple blogosphere: One blaming Apple, the other blaming AT&T.
With all of the highly-publicized hubbub surrounding the Facebook's changes to the ways that they protect and share their user's personal information, it was inevitable that sooner or later, someone from the Facebook would either have to come out swinging, or wringing their hat in their hands, looking all earnest. From what has been revealed over at the Scoblizer website, it looks like it's going to be the latter.
Once a stronghold of privacy, Facebook has started playing fast & loose with users’ personal data in recent months. If you’re scratching your head wondering how all of this affects you as a user of the service, read on.