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2011 Safer Internet Day Promotes Safe Online Usage

2011 Safer Internet Day Promotes Safe Online Usage

[ 0 ] February 8, 2022

Today, it is difficult to ignore that the world wide web has virtually taken over our everyday lives. The internet has become a sanctuary for billions of users globally every day of the week, sites consist of private, public, business orientated, educational and so on, and as well as this, an increase in the amount [...]

Google's $5 Million on Lobbyists: Privacy advocates worried

Google’s $5 Million on Lobbyists: Privacy advocates worried

[ 0 ] February 1, 2022

We have recently noted the growing impact of social media upon politics and two weeks ago reported on the fact that Google was protecting its interests by using lobbying in California to oppose a Social Network Privacy act. Now we’ve seen some news that illustrates exactly how seriously Google is taking lobbying.

Facebook Protects its Interests with Lobbying in California

Facebook Protects its Interests with Lobbying in California

[ 2 ] January 13, 2022

Over recent years Facebook has gained more relevance and also influence over day-to-day life and earlier today we asked whether it was taking over our lives. Well, it seems that the popular social networking site is also increasingly influencing the political sphere as well.

Facebook and Twitter: Where Is Your Information?

[ 0 ] December 8, 2021

Millions of us each day go on to such sites as Facebook and Twitter along with a host of other social networking services, but have you ever stopped to consider what happens to all your information? Well Robert Faletra from CRN has, so has decided to offer us a greater insight into this.

Facebook And Privacy Laws In South Korea – Violations

Facebook And Privacy Laws In South Korea – Violations

[ 2 ] December 8, 2021

Although online social networking site Facebook is growing in popularity, it has definitely had it’s fair share of issues surrounding that of “privacy.” Today we are again reporting on this very same problem but with what appears to be a breech of non compliance with South Korean privacy laws.

Diaspora: Preview and Walkthrough of the Facebook Alternative

Diaspora: Preview and Walkthrough of the Facebook Alternative

[ 0 ] November 25, 2021

Yesterday here at OSM, Tim reported on a new site Diaspora, and how it would be a stiff contender with the likes of networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The new site has been worked on and developed by four NYC University students with the hope that they would be able to give something [...]

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Admits Mistakes

[ 2 ] November 17, 2021

Online social networking site Facebook is still enjoying an increase in user numbers, and we have to congratulate CEO Mark Zuckerberg for all of his success. But it seems that even one of the top entrepreneurs can make mistakes as he highlighted in a recent interview.

Facebook Apps: Your Questions Answered

Facebook Apps: Your Questions Answered

[ 0 ] October 25, 2021

On OSM we recently reported on Facebook Apps, the trust that users put in them and how the trust can be broken at times. It seems that some of the information can be passed on to third-party companies without the user giving it a second thought. But now there are a few basic steps that [...]

MySpace Exposing Personal Data To Third-Parties

MySpace Exposing Personal Data To Third-Parties

[ 4 ] October 24, 2021

For online social networking sites Facebook and MySpace, they can be a way of communicating with friends and family and joining of groups. Last week, reports were coming through that some Facebook apps were enabling a person’s data to be issued to third-party companies and today, MySpace may be dealing with a similar problem.

Google Street View: Still Breaking Privacy Laws

Google Street View: Still Breaking Privacy Laws

[ 0 ] October 20, 2021

Google has been accused of what has been called a “serious violation of Canadians’ privacy rights,” when the search supremo unwittingly gathered personal information via it’s Street View mapping vehicles sometime in the month of May.

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