Do you have a Facebook account? Do you tweet? Do you share any of the following information over social media:
If you do, please remember that your online presence may enhance or damage your career opportunities and personal life.
How can this happen? Who can access your information?
What about other people's identities?
"With an estimated 83 million fake profiles on Facebook, do we ever know who we can trust or who we're talking to online?" - this question opens a CBS news story referring to the experience of Nev Schulman, who had thought he was dating a young woman and later discovered she was middle-aged and looked nothing like her profile picture. He shared his story in the 2010 movie, "Catfish. " (Urban Dictionary defines catfish as "someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances"). In his book "In Real Life: Love, Lies and Identity in the Digital Age," Schulman explains how people can protect themselves online and offers helpful signs for spotting a "catfish."
(Modified from MacAfee Security Advice Center Online Safety Tips)
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