Should you delete yourself from social media?

All the recent news—from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica snafu to various abuses of Twitter vulnerabilities—has you wondering: Should I delete myself from social media? We provide advice and links on how to tighten security if you want to cool down, or, if you’re ready to go nuclear, delete yourself permanently.

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A week in security (February 4 – 8)

A roundup of security news from February 4 – 8, including Facebook’s secure messaging integration, Google’s changes to URLs, a scam involving the Kindle store and John Wick, and more.

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Merging Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram: a technical, reputational hurdle

Facebook’s plan to integrate secure messaging across Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram will demand technical know-how and a fierce commitment to user privacy.

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A week in security (January 28 – February 3)

A roundup of security news from January 28 – February 3, including disputes between Facebook and Apple, dubious malware hosting, privacy threats to mobile users, and more.

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Apple pulls Facebook enterprise certificate

After an app using an internal-only certificate from Facebook made its way into the outside world, Apple has responded by pulling Facebook’s developer certificate with immediate consequences for the social media giant.

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What does ‘consent to tracking’ really mean?

Do you know what companies can do after you click “ok” and consent to tracking? When you check that box, are you sure you know which data can be tracked and where? We look at social media platforms and explain their user agreements and data tracking habits.

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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A week in security (December 10 – 16)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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Secret Sister scam returns in time for Christmas

Secret Sister scams are back, just in time for the holiday season. What is it, and how does it part people from their money? We take a look.

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