I. A recent lawsuit looks at what rights you have to own your own social media profile
CEO finds out there is a LinkedIn profile that he DID NOT CREATE
He got it taken down, but LinkedIn will not tell him who created it without a "legal process" so he's going to court
To read more:
II. Use FourSquare? Your check-ins will be a lot less "private starting January 28th!
FourSquare check-ins currently show a user's first name and last initial
Starting January 28th, 2013 Check-ins will publicly display a user's full name
The only way to fix this is to edit your profile!
To read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/foursquare-privacy-policy-change-2012-12
III. Banks were told to expect more attacks.
The warning was posted openly on paste bin at:
The extremist group Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters posted the warning on New Year's Day...
Quote at the end: "Rulers and officials of American banks must expect our massive attacks! From now on, none of the U.S. banks will be safe from our attacks."
IV. Make some New Year's Resolutions regarding safety and privacy online!
Some ideas you may want to consider:
Go on an "Internet Cleanse"! Spend less time on sites like Facebook and more "face time" with people, be it in person or actually calling them on the phone
De-germ and de-clutter: Clean your digital devices! Sanitize them, clean the keyboards, and give everything a really good wipe down. With all of the sickness going around this season, don't neglect this overlooked area!
Run a full back up of every device so you have a recent copy of all those photos, documents, and digital correspondence.
Slim down who can see things about you! Check your privacy and security filters on all of your accounts.
Lose more "weight" by deleting emails you no longer need!
V. Beware of opening "bikini notes" or "bikini screensavers"
Written in many languages, this scam is making the rounds!
When you open up "bikini.zip" and "bikini.scr" it installs a Trojan on your computer