Julia Szymańska

Julia Szymańska

27 September 2016

Secret Conversations on Messenger will hide your chats from Facebook

Following WhatsApp's transition to encrypted messages, Facebook rolls out Secret Conversations to protect users' privacy.

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Security News

Julia Szymańska

1 September 2016

Privacy Policy update: WhatsApp will share your information with Facebook

WhatsApp will share 1 billion users’ account information with Facebook to improve ads and product experiences.

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Security News

Julia Szymańska

2 April 2016

How to stand up against cyberbullying on Facebook?

Remember that bullying is never your fault, and it can happen to anyone. Bullying may make you feel embarrassed and like you’re all alone. But you’re not alone and it’s important to find someone who can help you through the situation. Reaching out to someone you trust.  ~reminds Facebook

Cyberbullying on Facebook

Facebook and other social channels are space for communication, sharing, and connecting with others. Unfortunately, it is also a space where cyberbullying takes place. Research provided by different organizations in the USA and UK shows scary numbers, and we are definitely witnesses of a new form of bullying on a massive scale. The psychological consequences can be very dramatic, therefore education is crucial for prevention and fighting this new phenomenon.

Read on to learn what to do if you or a friend is the victime of a cyberbully on Facebook.

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Tips, Security News

Julia Szymańska

28 March 2016

10 tips to keep teens' Facebook profiles safe

 

Protect your privacy on Facebook

"Connect with friends and the world around you on Facebook"

says the slogan of the social giant. Millions of Facebook users of different ages, nationalities, and genders share their daily life with family members and friends, and interact with brands. Among them there is a large group of teenagers who can be especially vulnerable target for cyber criminals. In this article I will help you make sure that Facebook is a safe place.

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Tips

Julia Szymańska

26 February 2016

What happens to your Facebook account when you pass away?

We leave a huge digital footprint on Facebook. Did you ever think about what will happen with your data when you pass away?

 

Facebook profile

 

The social giant Facebook has existed long enough to realize that it is part of a human’s life events. We announce the most important milestones on our timelines by sharing with our Facebook friends the joy of getting married, having babies, or moving abroad. But what will happen with all that data when we pass away? Discussing your digital legacy isn't pleasant, but it's important is our reality. Don't leave it up to your family member, friends, or even worse: Facebook itself. In this article I will guide you through all the options you have, so you can make a conscious decision about your data, using the tools that Facebook offers to its users.

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Tips, Security News

Julia Szymańska

27 November 2015

Is Facebook‘s “Most used words” quiz a privacy thief?

The “Most used words” app became a Facebook hit within days of its launch. At the moment of writing this article, it has been used by nearly 18 million users globally. There are many controversies about user privacy in relation to data that is collected by the app.

“Most Used Words“ is an unexpected privacy nightmare. Source http://en.vonvon.me/ “Most Used Words“ is an unexpected privacy nightmare. Source http://en.vonvon.me/

Earlier this week, the British company Comparitech published a blog post about the privacy nightmare caused by this innocent-looking Facebook app. “Most used words” is presented as a simple, playful quiz in which Facebook scans through and analyzes users‘ posts in order to generate a collection of words they use most frequently on Facebook. Sounds like fun, right? Before you try it yourself, take a closer look at this data-hungry wolf in sheep’s clothing – after some analysis of the app, it has turned out to be a privacy thief. When using the app, users give away following details:

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Tips, Mobile Security, Security News

Julia Szymańska

20 November 2015

Facebook Safety Check feature allows users to connect with loved ones during a disaster

Facebook's Safety Check feature allows users to connect with friends and loved ones during a disaster. Facebook's Safety Check feature allows users to connect with friends and loved ones during a disaster.
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Tips, Security News

Julia Szymańska

13 November 2015

Facebook increases security for users

Don’t ignore Facebook  alerts and take your time to improve your security Don’t ignore Facebook alerts and take your time to improve your security

Facebook has become more concerned about its users’ security. The social giant understands that education is the key to providing users with a secure experience. We have already seen the Facebook “dinosaur” guiding us via privacy settings. Now Facebook pops out a short guide to improve the security of our profiles. We strongly recommend not to ignore it and take those steps to ensure that your profile is properly protected.

Step 1. Take control over your login

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Tips, Security News

Julia Szymańska

23 September 2015

Avast team at Webexpo conference

This past weekend, Prague hosted hundreds of web professionals at the Webexpo conference. Avast Software was a proud general sponsor of this event.

Avast Webexpo booth Avast was one of the sponsors of Webexpo

Attendees could meet our team at the Avast booth, try Avast technologies, and chat with our colleagues. They could also learn first hand how it is to work for the Best Czech Employer of 2013!

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Corporate News, Security News

Julia Szymańska

31 August 2015

How to keep your Facebook business page secure

Managing the security of your Facebook business page is important to maintain a good reputation.

Nowadays we can hardly imagine a successful business functioning without digital marketing. When we say digital marketing Facebook comes to mind immediately. The most popular social platform with more than one billion users all over the world is a massive communication platform not only for the individuals, but also for brands and their consumers.

Community managers update Facebook for their company Everyone working with your company Facebook page should know how to keep it protected.

Freelancers, owners of small local businesses, and large corporations; all of them use Facebook to promote their products and talk with their customers. In this blog post we will show you how to keep your Facebook page safe from the bad guys.

Manage the managers

Even if you are a small business, managing all your social media efforts by yourself can be difficult. Don’t try to control everything, it’s impossible and you will end up with micromanagement overload with unnecessary work. Instead, control the roles of your co-workers and educate them!

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Tips, Security News, SMB/Business