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2011-04-19 06:53:58

More than three-quarters of children in Europe have a profile on one or more social networking sites, and about 1 in 5 under the age of thirteen have a Facebook profile despite age restrictions, according to a new survey released Monday by the European Commission (EC). The EC poll found that 43 percent of young people surveyed overall had an online profile, but that figure shot up to 88 percent for those aged 13 and 16. The survey, published by the EUKidsOnline network, polled 25,000...

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2011-04-05 11:40:00

Malicious code is being spread by smartphones and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as criminals target these devices, security software maker Symantec Corp. revealed in its annual threat analysis. "The report found that data breaches caused by hacking resulted in an average of more than 260,000 identities exposed per breach in 2010, nearly quadruple that of any other cause," according to a statement on Symantec's web site. When it comes to mobile devices, the report...

2011-03-29 07:20:00

SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For K-12 schools, YouTube and other social networking sites can be a double-edged sword. Though they are rich with educational content, they also contain explicit videos, inappropriate comments and ads -- things to which school districts can't risk exposing students. But today there is a way for schools to safely access educational content on YouTube and Web 2.0: GoLiveCampus.com (http://www.golivecampus.com) by iBoss Web Filters...

2011-03-22 06:55:00

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 13 million Americans aged 18 or older who are on social networking sites will accept any social media connection request from a member of the opposite sex, regardless of whether or not they know that person, according to a recent survey. The survey of 1,011 U.S. adults, of whom 387 have joined an online social networking site, conducted via telephone by Harris Interactive® on behalf of ID Analytics last month, also found...

2011-03-21 16:57:04

A report into the legal risks associated with the use of social networking sites (eg. Facebook, myspace) has found that while 95 per cent of Victorian students in years 7 to 10 use social networking sites, nearly 30 per cent did not consider social networking held any risks. The project was established to investigate the legal risks of social networking as experienced by Victorian secondary school students, teachers and parents. Survey and interview data was gathered from over 1000 Victorian...

2011-03-19 00:00:28

iYogi reviews the topmost security measures to be taken while surfing social networking sites in order to prevent you from phishing attacks, e-mail scams and other malicious threats. iYogi provides the remote online technical assistance on ensuring enhanced security / privacy settings and more. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 iYogi, the provider of on-demand remote tech support services, has announced a new iYogi Reviews report on top five security measures for users of social networking...

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2011-03-08 10:20:00

In a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, University at Buffalo researcher Michael A. Stefanone, PhD, and colleagues found that females who base their self worth on their appearance tend to share more photos online and maintain larger networks on online social networking sites. He says the results suggest that females identify more strongly with their image and appearance, and use Facebook as a platform to compete for attention. "The results...

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2011-01-27 14:45:00

According to Pew Research Center, social media became a regular part of the political environment for voters in the 2010-midyear elections. Pew said that about 22 percent of online adults used Twitter or social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace in the months leading up to the November 2010 elections to connect to the campaign or the election itself. In contrast to the 2008 race, Republican voters and supporters of the "Tea Party" movement caught up with Democrats in their use of...

2010-11-15 07:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New research commissioned by Webroot, the first Internet security service company, shows companies are becoming more vigilant when it comes to their employees' use of social networking sites. The survey of more than 1,000 businesses from the United States and United Kingdom with up to 500 employees found most (81 percent) have an employee Internet policy. Half (50 percent) say employees are not permitted to visit any social networks via a...

2010-11-09 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of Americans flock to theaters to see "The Social Network," millions more are exposing their identities and potentially critical financial information on popular social networking sites. According to the 2010 Social Network Fraud survey of 1,013 U.S. adults, conducted via telephone by Harris Interactive® on behalf of ID Analytics this month, more than 24 million Americans age 18 or older leave their social network...


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