Facebook, Microsoft and Apple have all been experiencing data loss issues over the last week. Wherever your data is held make sure you a have a backup somewhere.
Cyber hackers are getting ever more sophisticated in how they target users on Facebook. However, you do it, having your own data available to you to be able to restore your account seems to be as prudent a step in protecting against cyber hackers as having a virus checker on your PC.
There are so many small, fun & useful applications these days that we tend to download and/or use them without a second thought - but is it safe to do so? There are many tales of malicious applications which steal passwords, direct you to virus infected videos and more. How can we continue to have faith in social applications, without stifling the creativity and innovation that comes with new apps from new players?
Its your data - following that principle is at the heart of SocialSafe. Therefore downloading one's own data from Facebook is fine allowing you as the SocialSafe tag line says to "Save, Store, Explore", but downloading other user's data, such as photos you are tagged in, requires explicit permission from that other user.
How do you trust new web applications/services? We at SocialSafe are a new Facebook application to backup your data - how can we generate trust in our application?
You data is never 100% safe on Facebook or any other 3rd party web service. Your account can be hacked by people who know you if they use your personal info to guess your password or by strangers exploiting vulnerabilities in the service provider's systems. Protect your data by always using strong passwords and always having a backup of data that is important to you.