Tag Archives: privacy

Facebook Graph Search and Privacy

Facebook Graph Search and Privacy

Facebook has been steadily making changes to privacy and security controls, including changes made to app permissions, untagging and removing photos, and adding privacy shortcuts in 2012. In March 2013, Facebook announced Graph Search. Facebook Graph Search is a Facebook specific search engine which allows you to search all of the things people have shared with you. If your post ... Read More »

New Facebook Privacy Features

New Facebook Privacy Features

If you’re a Facebook user, you may have noticed some new icons that have begun appearing in the Facebook navigation bar. To the right of the “Home” link at the upper right corner of the navigation bar, there is a new Privacy Shortcuts icon (see below). This new icon is intended to give Facebook users easy access to the privacy ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Your Facebook Profile Through Another’s Eyes

Quick Tip: Your Facebook Profile Through Another’s Eyes

Navigating Facebook’s privacy settings and friend lists can be a challenge.  Whether you’re looking for clients, networking with your peers, or simply staying in touch with friends and relatives, it’s important to know exactly what you’re sharing on Facebook.  Thankfully, Facebook includes a simple tool that lets you check just that: how your profile looks to your friends (and to ... Read More »

Tech Mysteries: How Did My Computer Know …?

Tech Mysteries: How Did My Computer Know …?

We’ve all had the how did it know?! moment when using technology. Perhaps you opened a restaurant review website and it listed restaurants near your office without asking for an address. Or maybe you spent a few minutes shopping online for a new coffee table, and now every site you visit seems to have advertisements for coffee tables. Much of this can ... Read More »

Encryption: A Guide for Lawyers

Attorneys have an obligation to protect their client’s data from unauthorized access, and there are few methods of protection more effective than encryption. When communicating over the Internet on wired/wireless networks, or on multiple devices, you risk losing valuable information to unwanted guests. Not protecting your data is dangerous, and while encryption sounds complicated, it’s an easy solution that will ... Read More »

Five Security Apps for Android

Five Security Apps for Android

Android-based smartphones have found a loyal following among lawyers. Among smartphone-using respondents to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, more than 18% reported using an Android smartphone.  That number rose to more than 30% among solo practitioners. Android devices can be helpful practice tools, as we discussed a couple weeks ago with our post on Android apps for legal research.  But ... Read More »

Navigating Facebook’s Ocean of Personal Data

Navigating Facebook’s Ocean of Personal Data

Technology Review, an excellent journal published by MIT, has an article in its July/August 2012 edition examining Facebook’s growing use of the social sciences to analyze user behavior.  Technology Review editor Tom Simonite writes: Now that the company has gone public, the pressure to develop new sources of profit … is likely to force it to do more with its hoard ... Read More »