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  • Blog Post: 7 ways to avoid TMI

    Technology can make everything in our lives easier—including sharing too much information (TMI). Just because you can take a picture of your new credit card and post it on Instagram doesn’t mean that you should. In fact, you shouldn’t. Sharing too much information can lead to identity...
  • Blog Post: Join our Twitter Party and enter to win Windows 8

    If you’re a parent or educator concerned about online safety for you and your family, join us for the Connect with Respect Twitter Party . Meet online to share ideas about creating a safer digital world, and you can enter to win a copy of Windows 8 and other prizes. Step 1: RSVP on our Facebook...
  • Blog Post: Join us on September 26 for a live online safety conversation via Twitter

    Are your kids going back to school with new mobile devices? Would you like tips to help protect them online as they settle into their school routine? Want to learn about trends in social media scams or a new approach to addressing online bullying? Or maybe you have your own specific online safety question...
  • Blog Post: What’s your online reputation?

    Most of us put a boundary between our personal and professional lives. Online that’s not easy to do. In the Official Microsoft blog, Brendon Lynch, Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer , writes, “Every piece of personal information that exists online about you -- whether posted by you or by...
  • Blog Post: Latest privacy and online safety tweets

    The Microsoft Privacy Team and the Microsoft Online Safety Team have gathered all the latest news in privacy and online safety, so you don’t have to. If you like what you see below, follow @MSFTPrivacy and @Safer_Online . Microsoft’s Brendon Lynch recognizes NCSA's new leadership...
  • Blog Post: Follow the latest privacy and online safety news

    The official Twitter account for the Microsoft Privacy team has relaunched at twitter.com/MSFTPrivacy. @MSFTPrivacy was launched for us to engage in real-time with our privacy community. We will use this channel to talk about privacy issues, while raising awareness of Microsoft’s approach to...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 protects against 99 percent of socially engineered malware

    The Internet Explorer 9 beta protects against 99 percent of “socially engineered malware,” according to independent researcher NSS Labs . What is socially engineered malware? Cybercriminals use socially engineered malware to gain access to your computer. According to NSS Labs, socially...
  • Blog Post: Location and privacy: Join the conversation

    New GPS technologies like Facebook Places, Foursquare, Twitter, and others can track, analyze, and share our movements in the public sphere. But what are the privacy implications? Will we be expected to take responsibility for our own locational privacy and reputation? What role will the government...
  • Blog Post: Safer Online: Recent Twitter updates

    The Microsoft Privacy and Online Safety team regularly tweets at twitter.com/safer_online. You'll find all the latest information about Internet safety for kids, Microsoft security and privacy policies, and other recent security news. Here are some recent updates that we think readers of this ...
  • Blog Post: Follow our security response team on Twitter

    If you want to keep up with the very latest information about Microsoft’s response to emerging security issues, you can now follow the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) on Twitter. The address is http://twitter.com/msftsecresponse . If you follow us, you'll be the first to read: · Behind...
  • Blog Post: Follow our online safety team on Twitter

    If you like to keep up-to-date on online security and you’re on Twitter, you might want to follow our online safety team. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll get: · Quick tips on how to stay safe online · Links to our latest articles, brochures, and videos · Retweets from some of most popular...
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