Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

WhatsApp's decision to start sharing user data with Facebook has rightly made waves around the world, mostly for the wrong reasons, but there are still positives we can take from the situation. Firstly, WhatsApp was upfront about what it was planning to do, (handing over personal information including users' phone numbers to Facebook as part … Continue reading Positives to take from WhatsApp sharing personal data with Facebook

Facebook Privacy: Why the EU Laws on Privacy Matter to you

Once again Facebook has been drawn into another privacy debate.  Basically their practices of updating their privacy settings in line with the EU data protection laws are being questioned again.  This time by an independent review team on behalf of the Belgian Data Protection Authority. Why does this matter to the likes of you and me? … Continue reading Facebook Privacy: Why the EU Laws on Privacy Matter to you

Changes To Facebook Privacy Settings – Are Your Posts Public?

Today saw a long-awaited change to the Facebook default privacy settings. For a long time users' status updates were set to 'Public' visibility by default, with users having to adjust their privacy settings to restrict them to only their friends or to custom groups going forward. However, some five years after the Facebook default sharing setting … Continue reading Changes To Facebook Privacy Settings – Are Your Posts Public?

New Twitter Feature Lets Anyone Following You Send You A DM

Twitter has made it easier for users to communicate in private without both users having to jump through the hoop of following the each other. A new feature allows users to send a DM to whomever they are following, provided that the intended recipient has opted-in to the new setting. It's as simple as it … Continue reading New Twitter Feature Lets Anyone Following You Send You A DM