Evernote For Lawyers: Client Confidentiality and the "Reasonable Care" Standard

As lawyers increasingly explore and adopt cloud-based (online) applications, fear and confusion about security, privacy, and client confidentiality often go along for the ride. Caution is, of course, prudent, and researching the technical and ethical issues is essential, but let’s do away with the fear and confusion. Baseline security and privacy requirement Just about all […]

App of the Week: MyPermissions – Find (and Revoke) Apps With Access to Your Personal Information

Remember the last time you granted permission to a third party app? An app that has access to your personal information? Like giving Twitter access to an analytics tool, or Facebook, to a game or birthday calendar? Me either. Thing is, your privacy is potentially compromised every time you click “yes.” Of course, some apps […]

Secure Online Browsing: Security and Privacy Tips

You’ve secured your passwords, but did you know that browsing online and visiting your favorite sites also leave you vulnerable? Here are a few tips for a more secure online browsing experience. Always use HTTPS – If you’re at Starbucks or the library and checking email, Facebook or any site with a password on a […]

How to Keep Your Facebook Info from Friends Invasive Apps

I don’t use any third party apps on Facebook. No games, no quizzes, not even productivity apps. Apps are granted access to way too much of my information. And frankly, since Facebook does a great job of complicating things, I have enough to navigate and want to keep my experience on the platform simple and […]

Facebook Tip: How to Stop Receiving Emails from Comment Threads

Let’s face it: Facebook is almost must-have at this point, but like any ubiquitous service, there’s plenty to gripe about. Topping the list is the onslaught of notifications that can flood your phone and inbox. Comment threads in particular can spiral out of control. Here’s how to keep Facebook from turning into a comment-response firehose:

Privacy Settings? Focus On Your Online Discourse

Yesterday, I came across a spot-on post by Fastcase, Online Privacy Takes Another Hit which was based on the Slate article, The Leaky Nature of Online Privacy . The Slate piece suggests that we consider being more open so that we become more trustworthy. Trustworthy? To whom? I suggest instead, that we pay more attention […]