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Social Media Sign In: Risk or Reward?

These days every website seems to require a password. In truth, I have lost track of the total number of accounts and passwords I have. When you find yourself needing to sign up for the 79th time, it can be quite exhilarating to be offered the ability to sign on using Facebook, LinkedIn or another network […]

Turnabout is Fair Play

In what is being billed as a free speech case, a girl from Minnesota wins a $70,000 settlement over her treatment at the hands of school administrators who made her tell them her Facebook password. Let’s take a look at what happened: A 6th grader writes on her facebook page that she ‘hates’ a school […]

Facebook Isn’t Vegas

Bosses and government types who demand passwords to see what employees are saying about them just don’t understand Facebook. Here’s a great example of how it really works. Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida didn’t need passwords to find out what a former employee’s daughter (and former student Dana Snay) said about them in a FB […]

Yahoo Says Customers Must Use Yahoo IDs

In an effort to retain customers, Yahoo is changing their policy on allowing their customers to use 3rd party sign-in credentials on Yahoo properties. Yahoo will begin forcing users of their popular online services to use a Yahoo ID instead of their Facebook or Google credentials. For many this will mean having to create a […]

Has Social Media Really Changed Everything?

What is it with people when it comes to new technologies? They get all silly-like as if society’s rules and laws don’t apply anymore? We weren’t around back in the early days of the telephone, but we think it might have gone something like this: It’s 1925. Bob is mad at Joe because Joe said […]