Tag Archives: Privacy

You have one friend request – Add your boss as a friend?

Let’s face it – regardless of whether you are the summer intern, the manager, or the CEO of your organization, everyone stares out into the same social media minefield and wonders about the etiquette and appropriateness of connecting with work colleagues online.

The Tattoo You Never Wanted

Professor Ransbotham’s class on data analytics two weeks ago left me with a great amount to think about. ‘Big Data’ has been a buzzword for the past few years, however it is only recently that I’ve began to understand the implications of it. Data Scientists are constantly improving their analytical methods and the granularity of […]

Presentation Update: The Death of Privacy, First Few Steps Towards Anonymity

This is a follow-up to my presentation in class about Social Media and the Death of Privacy. After the presentation, and in the comments, a lot of people asked what specific steps they should take to ensure their data is secure. Through this blog I intend to, hopefully, provide the first few basic steps that […]

College Athletes Banned from Social Media #freedomofspeech ?

It’s senior year of high school, and with the academic year just beginning no one could be more excited for everyone’s favorite season, Friday night football. Amidst the several traditions of my high school alma mater, was the series of football/cheerleading pranking feuds to initiate the season. Not to bore you with too much detail, […]

Would you give out private data for discount in insurance?

The health insurance industry has been slow or no-growth. It does not seem to be relevant and appealing to customers that much as the value isn’t realized immediately. Insurance wasn’t my interest until I read this article and found some interesting connection with our class last week on data and privacy. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/08/your-money/giving-out-private-data-for-discount-in-insurance.html?_r=1 The article was […]

Has Facial Recognition Gone Too Far?

I remember the first time I got creeped out by Facebook’s facial recognition capabilities like it was yesterday. I was browsing my Facebook, checking my newsfeed, writing dumb statuses, and then BAM! Facebook accidentally tagged me in a really funny unfortunate photo of my mom. The Deepface project was officially presented in the IEEE Computer […]

My little cousins, kids, and social media

I just realize how much I focus on social media’s popularity, features, and future but not much attention on its users. Yesterday I happened see an article with the title: ”Letting Your Kids Play in the Social Media Sandbox” on the New York Times. I don’t have kids now but I do have little cousins […]

Social Media and Its Illusion of Privacy

I think ever since I made my first Facebook post some 8 years ago, the biggest concern I’ve had (and still have) is privacy. The fear of having whatever you post on Twitter, Facebook and many other social media medium, being permanent marked on the history/database of the social media or world wide web has […]

Are the Facebook-less friends right?

Last summer, my roommate decided to delete her Facebook. She said it bothered her having an online persona and was sick of keeping up with friends’ photos and posts. She hasn’t reactivated it since. Next came her Twitter, and then her Snapchat. She even decided to go without a cellphone for a few weeks, asking […]

Social Media and Privacy: What Were You Thinking When You Posted That?

Now that Halloweekend is officially over, we can spend our Sunday afternoon catching up on homework, lounging around our dorms, and checking Facebook and Instagram to see what everyone else was up to this weekend. Although people upload pictures nearly every weekend to show how much fun they had, Halloweekend takes this to a new […]

Protecting Kids Online-How the Rules Have Changed

Children today have become much more tech savvy and it is much harder to control and protect them from the online world. Regulations around this issue have been around since 1998 with The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). However, so much about the Internet and kid’s interaction on social media sites and mobile devices […]

Socially Regulated

Companies in highly regulated industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and insurance don’t have a major presence on social media. Each of these industries has a different federal regulatory agency with its own rules, regulations and supervisory guidelines that companies must adhere to. Many regulated companies know that social media is important but are […]

It Costs How Much for Promoted Tweets?!!

According to a recent Forbes article, paid social media is expected to grow rapidly in the near future.  We have all noticed sponsored ads on our Twitter and Facebook feeds and most of us just pass over them if they don’t interest us.  However, this trend could have large implications for companies in their marketing […]

Wait, did they just ask for my Password?!

After reading through the comments about my presentation, I noticed that a few of you were interested in a question asked after I presented. The question was something along the lines of:  “I have heard recently that some companies are going as far as asking candidates for the login and passwords to their social media […]

You’re Fired…Let’s Take to Twitter!

Last week in class, we watched a presentation on the use of social media in hiring practices.  For me, this issue is particularly important and it sparked the idea for this week’s blog.  As job seekers, do we really have an expectation of privacy during the hiring process?  I would say the answer is decidedly […]