Several useful social media-related articles have hit my radar in the past few days:
- How to Tweet Safely: A Quick Guide to Twitter Security: http://safeandsavvy.f-secure.com/2010/09/16/how-to-tweet-safely/
- Kurt Wismer’s article top 9 ways to safer social networking led me to Rik Ferguson’s Safer Social Networking, focused on Facebook and Twitter
- Kevin Townsend’s Talking privacy and Facebook with Alexander Hanff gave Hanff the opportunity to make (again) a couple of well-aimed points about Facebook. Kevin also made an interesting point: what if Zuckerberg is right? (Shudder…) I think I’ll have to come back to that one.
- Graham Cluley on How to protect yourself from Facebook Places includes some useful reminders on checking your Facebook defaults, especially when FB introduces a new service it assumes you will want to have as a default. The blog includes a link to another useful Sophos article on how to better secure other aspects of your Facebook privacy.
- And last, but by no means least, SC Magazine’s Dan Raywood summarizes Bruce Schneier’s talk about context collisions, Facebook not being in the business of data protection, and so on. I don’t always agree with Schneier, especially when he talks about malware issues, but on this occasion I think he’s right on target. I think I’ll be coming back to that one too.