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Social Media Mistakes: Are You Making Them?

When digital media is the way of the world, an online reputation is almost as important as a first impression. As we perfect our social media profiles, we do so with the intention of gaining respect and attention. All too often, however, we make avoidable mistakes that are potentially damaging and find it difficult to rectify those mistakes.

A good social media profile possesses certain items such as a straightforward image that could be used professionally or candidly. Due to the fact that…

Personal details of world leaders go to wrong email address because of autofill

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That damn autofill

The Guardian has revealed, an unidentified officer at the Australian immigration department accidentally emailed personal details of world leaders to the wrong person ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane in November, 2013.

In a dinner party list to die for, the security breach included the personal details of U.S. president Barack Obama, Russian president Vladimir Putin, German chancellor…

Bindle Is Group Chat Without All The Noise

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The Guardian backtracks privacy allegations against Whisper

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The newspaper behind a series of serious privacy allegations against anonymous sharing app Whisper has backed away from many of its claims.

The Guardian published several articles last October alleging the app collected and shared users’ personal data — including location — even when they had opted out of sharing such information.

On Monday, the paper removed an op-ed titled “Think you can Whisper privately? Think again” and issued a lengthy statement on the matter.

See also: Whisper Vows It…

Why Hillary Clinton couldn’t put two email accounts on the same BlackBerry

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Hillary Clinton has finally spoken out about the controversy that has dogged her for a week since it came to light that she used a personal email server for her activities as secretary of state.

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Clinton implied that she prioritized her personal convenience, since she didn’t want to carry two devices on her: one for personal email, and one for her official business.

“It would’ve been…

Why Hillary Clinton couldn’t put two email accounts on the same BlackBerry

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Hillary Clinton has finally spoken out about the controversy that has dogged her for a week since it came to light that she used a personal email server for her activities as secretary of state.

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Clinton implied that she prioritized her personal convenience, since she didn’t want to carry two devices on her: one for personal email, and one for her official business.

“It would’ve been…

Toronto tunnel digger reveals identity, confirms it was a man cave

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TORONTO — The person responsible for Toronto’s much-discussed mystery tunnel has finally come forward.

His name is Elton McDonald, and he’s a 22-year-old construction worker who describes himself as the “main digger” behind an elaborate 34-foot-long chamber that set the city abuzz and puzzled police last week

“I just want people to know that I meant no harm at all,” McDonald told The Toronto Sun in an interview on…

Has SXSW Interactive jumped the shark?

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Ted Murphy seems to fit the prime demographic profile as an attendee at SWSXi, the annual tech show in Austin. A serial entrepreneur, Murphy is most notable for Izea, a company that connects brands with bloggers and navigates the murky terrain between social media and branding

Yet Murphy, who has attended every SXSWi since 2009 or so, except the one time he fell ill, is sitting out this year’s show, which starts March 12

“I feel that the event has evolved into a giant party over the course…

Overhaul your personal brand in our next #BizChats

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Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Twitter account? How about a Facebook page? If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, congratulations! You have the makings of a personal brand. To some, this might be good news; to others, it might be alarming

Having a personal brand isn’t anything new — if anything, it has become a business in itself. With the rate of freelancing jobs on the rise, professionals worldwide have stepped into the driver’s seat of personal branding, and are creating…