Are You Putting Your Own Privacy At Risk on Social Media?

Posted on 28 June 2018

It’s that time of year again when the whole of Britain seems to pack up and jet off on holiday, leaving behind the gloomy weather and a sea of jealous friends and work colleagues. Another trend of recent years is to take the customary airport picture, which is normally accompanied by an alcoholic drink or two....

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Tagged privacy, social media

Revenge Porn Crisis – What Does It Mean For Marriages?

Posted on 06 February 2017

The non-consensual sharing of explicit images, usually referred to as revenge porn, is a growing problem. In the UK, a law went into effect in April 2015 that specifically defined revenge porn; “the distribution of a private sexual image of someone without their consent and with the intent to cause distress”, as a criminal offence. As of September 2016, more than 200 people had been prosecuted under this law. The UK is not the only country to enact such specific protection. ...

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Tagged privacy, revenge

Festive Faux Pas – Don’t Ruin Your Reputation This Christmas

Posted on 01 December 2016

Don’t let holiday festivities damage your online reputation. The company Christmas party is a fun time to let go and relax with colleagues, but remember you’re still on the job and many people will be evaluating your behavior. Morning after embarrassment for things you’ve done in person may be fleeting, but once there’s online evidence it will be almost impossible to erase from the internet and fall-out may follow you to your next job and beyond. Compromising video or images ...

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A 21st Century Campaign against Cybercrime

Posted on 09 September 2016

New statistics on cybercrime in the UK have turned out to be higher than expected. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently released figures that show 5.8 million instances of online crime in the previous year, up from an estimate of 3.8 million last October. Combining cybercrime with offline offenses actually doubles the crime rate in some parts of the UK, especially England and Wales....

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Tagged individual, privacy, onlinesafety, cybercrime

Keeping Kids Safe - Help Your Child Avoid these 6 Internet Threats

Posted on 08 September 2016

The internet is a great place for children to learn, interact with friends and start building social capital that will last a lifetime. However, it can also be a dangerous environment for both children and adults. Internet threats can hurt your child’s reputation, endanger their personal safety, and even lay your entire household open to internet fraud....

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Tagged individual, privacy, onlinesafety

How Does Live Streaming Affect You? – Reputation and Privacy Concerns

Posted on 17 August 2016

New live streaming apps make it easier than ever to share videos online. Meerkat and Periscope came out in the spring of 2015, and this year the new Facebook Live app brought access to an even wider audience. It’s now almost as easy to add live feed to your status as it is to insert a still picture....

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Tagged privacy, reputation

How Much of your Personal Information Does Pokémon Go Collect?

Posted on 10 August 2016

How Much of your Personal Information Does Pokémon Go Collect?...

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Tagged privacy, data, family safety