jump to navigation

Update on GlobalRiskInfo.com – Facebook, SPJ May 7, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in News.
Tags: , , , , ,
add a comment

I realized that I was getting quite a few readers from Facebook so I took the plunge an have set up a Facebook page for GlobalRiskInfo.com.  If you are so inclined, please take a spin over to my page on Facebook.

In addition, since I talk enough about ethical journalism, I thought it prudent to put my money where my big mouth is.  I am proud to say that I joined, and was accepted into the Society of Professional Journalists.    Now we are cooking with fire!  Watch out cuz here comes my Pulitzer prize!! 😉

UPDATE “Just Say No!”- to Facebook Login Request for Employment March 23, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy.
Tags: , , , , ,
add a comment

UPDATE: Kudos to Facebook for weighing in on this subject.  Facebook says that not only is the practice wrong, but it is a violation of Facebook’s terms of service.  Echoing what I (and others) have said, logging into someone’s FB page could expose the employer to a lawsuit.  “(W)e don’t think it’s right the thing to do,” she said. “But it also may cause problems for the employers that they are not anticipating. For example, if an employer sees on Facebook that someone is a member of a protected group (e.g. over a certain age, etc.) that employer may open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they don’t hire that person.”

I find myself posting on this subject occasionally because a neighbor, friend or other person will inform me that during an interview or application they were asked to provide their Facebook or other ‘social media’ login.  This topic seems to arise again, and again and was again highlighted on msnbc.com.  So, for those who are asking or saying: “Chris, if you have nothing to worry about, then why do you care?”  Valid question.  Let me answer.  First, if you are looking for a job, as a responsible professional person you should take care to not post inflammatory, racist, hateful or other items on your social media.  If you are a proud member of a hate group, you may want to keep that info private.   Pictures of you doing drugs, or being arrested in New Orleans is also probably a bad idea.  (more…)

Social Media – Dangerously Anonymous & Plausibly Deniable March 19, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in Industry News, InfoSec & Privacy, Risk & Risk Management, terrorism.
Tags: , , , , , ,
add a comment

Today on Foxnews was a story about a person who claimed to be an occupy Wall Street protester who tweated a threat to kill a police officer.  A user with the name “Smackema1” tweeted: “We won’t make a difference if we don’t kill a cop or 2,”  What is interesting about this is that the person had never attended any Occupy protests and was actually in Florida when he sent the tweet.  The author, who police are trying to identify, clarified his remarks to a Florida newspaper when he said: “It’s not like I meant anything of it. Who takes anything like that seriously? I’m in Florida, what am I going to do?”   (more…)

“Caveat Emptor”- Facebook reading private text messages?! February 27, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in InfoSec & Privacy, Laws and Leglslation.
Tags: , , , , , , ,
add a comment

UPDATE: According to Facebook, this story was incorrect.  To ensure the accuracy of my own reporting, here is their statement taken from MSNBC: “The Sunday Times has done some creative conspiracy theorizing but the suggestion that we’re secretly reading people’s texts is ridiculous. Instead, the permission is clearly disclosed on the app page in the Android marketplace and is in anticipation of new features that enable users to integrate Facebook features with their texts. However, other than some very limited testing, we haven’t launched anything so we’re not using the permission. If we do, it will be obvious to users what’s happening. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.” (more…)

%d bloggers like this: