Archive

Archive for the ‘Twitter’ Category

7 ways to avoid TMI

July 23rd, 2013 No comments

Technology can make everything in our lives easier—including sharing too much information (TMI). Just because you can take a picture of your new credit card and post it on Instagram doesn’t mean that you should. In fact, you shouldn’t.

Sharing too much information can lead to identity theft. It can also damage your online reputation, which could prevent you from getting into college, getting a job, or even getting health insurance.

Here are ways to avoid sharing TMI:

  1. Never share your address, phone number, Social Security number, or other personal information through online interactions. 
  2. Use and manage your privacy settings. Limit who can see details of your online profiles.
  3. Never shop, bank, or enter passwords or credit card numbers over public Wi-Fi.
  4. Ask questions. Sometimes we do need to share personal information, but before doing so, ask why the information is necessary and beware of imposters.
  5. Use sites that you can trust. Learn what to look for.
  6. Stop and think before you post an image, blog, tweet, or comment. What does it say about you and how you want to be viewed online?
  7. Take charge of your online reputation: Discover, evaluate, protect, cultivate, and restore as needed.

For more tips on avoiding TMI, check out the hashtag #IsThisTMI on our Twitter channel.

 

Join our Twitter Party and enter to win Windows 8

January 30th, 2013 No comments

If you’re a parent or educator concerned about online safety for you and your family, join us for the Connect with Respect Twitter Party. Meet online to share ideas about creating a safer digital world, and you can enter to win a copy of Windows 8 and other prizes.

Step 1: RSVP on our Facebook page.

Step 2: Create or sign in to your Twitter account and follow @Safer_Online

Step 3: On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (between 11:00 a.m. and noon Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time), sign in to your Twitter account and use the hashtag #SID2013 to participate in the Connect with Respect Twitter Party.

Step 4: Play the @Safer_Online scavenger hunt, answering all four questions (identified as Q1 through Q4).

Your answers do not have to be correct to be eligible for entry, but your tweets must:

  • Include the corresponding question number: Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4; and
  • Include the hashtag #SID2013; and
  • Be relevant to the discussion topic; and
  • Use clean language.

All are welcome to participate in the Party. To be eligible for prizes, you must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia. Download and read the Microsoft @Safer Online Twitter Party Sweepstakes Official Rules.

Learn more about Safer Internet Day.

Join our Twitter Party and enter to win Windows 8

January 30th, 2013 No comments

If you’re a parent or educator concerned about online safety for you and your family, join us for the Connect with Respect Twitter Party. Meet online to share ideas about creating a safer digital world, and you can enter to win a copy of Windows 8 and other prizes.

Step 1: RSVP on our Facebook page.

Step 2: Create or sign in to your Twitter account and follow @Safer_Online

Step 3: On Tuesday, February 5, 2013 (between 11:00 a.m. and noon Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time), sign in to your Twitter account and use the hashtag #SID2013 to participate in the Connect with Respect Twitter Party.

Step 4: Play the @Safer_Online scavenger hunt, answering all four questions (identified as Q1 through Q4).

Your answers do not have to be correct to be eligible for entry, but your tweets must:

  • Include the corresponding question number: Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4; and
  • Include the hashtag #SID2013; and
  • Be relevant to the discussion topic; and
  • Use clean language.

All are welcome to participate in the Party. To be eligible for prizes, you must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia. Download and read the Microsoft @Safer Online Twitter Party Sweepstakes Official Rules.

Learn more about Safer Internet Day.

Join us on September 26 for a live online safety conversation via Twitter

September 7th, 2012 No comments

Are your kids going back to school with new mobile devices? Would you like tips to help protect them online as they settle into their school routine? Want to learn about trends in social media scams or a new approach to addressing online bullying? Or maybe you have your own specific online safety question. Join Microsoft Safer Online, Theresa Payton, former White House Chief Information Officer and cyber security expert, and America Now  during our live Twitter chat (#ANchat) on Wednesday, September 26. (See below for details.)

Participate for the chance to win one (1) of two (2) sweepstakes prize packages:

a collection of online safety materials to help educate yourself and others in your community

Eligible participants must complete the following steps:

Step 1: Read the Official Rules for complete details (Eligible winners in the U.S. Only).

Step 2: Register to attend the event via Eventbrite.

Step 3: Use your Twitter account and become a follower of @Safer_Online.

Step 4: On September 26, between 11:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M. Pacific Time / 2:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time, use your Twitter account to participate in the live online Twitter chat with the hashtag #ANchat.

Step 5: Answer all four questions posted from either @Safer_Online or @AmericaNowNews and identified as Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4.

Answers do not have to be correct to be eligible for entry, but your tweet responses must:

  • Include the #ANchat hashtag, and
  • Be relevant to the discussion topic and of clean language.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per question and Twitter handle.

For questions about the live Twitter chat or to submit an online safety topic, connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, or via email.

Happy tweeting from the team at Safer Online by Microsoft.

 

Categories: online safety, social media, Twitter Tags:

What’s your online reputation?

January 25th, 2012 No comments

Most of us put a boundary between our personal and professional lives. Online that’s not easy to do.

In the Official Microsoft blog, Brendon Lynch, Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer, writes, “Every piece of personal information that exists online about you — whether posted by you or by others — has the potential to impact how you are perceived by family and friends, an employer, a mortgage lender, and more.”

That’s why, on Data Privacy Day 2012, Microsoft is providing information and resources about how you can manage your personal information online.

Top tips to manage your information online

  1. Stay vigilant and conduct your own “reputation report” from time to time.
  2. Consider separating your professional and personal profiles.
  3. Adjust your privacy settings.

 Get the rest of these tips and learn more about how to safeguard your online reputation:

Latest privacy and online safety tweets

September 2nd, 2011 No comments

Follow the latest privacy and online safety news

July 26th, 2011 No comments

The official Twitter account for the Microsoft Privacy team has relaunched at twitter.com/MSFTPrivacy.

@MSFTPrivacy was launched for us to engage in real-time with our privacy community.  We will use this channel to talk about privacy issues, while raising awareness of Microsoft’s approach to addressing concerns through our data governance policies. Here are recent updates you might be interested in:

Follow the Microsoft Privacy team.

The Microsoft Online Safety team also regularly tweets at twitter.com/safer_online. Here, the focus is on Internet safety for families, but we also include relevant privacy and security news.

Recent updates:

 Follow the Microsoft Online Safety team.

The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter

July 12th, 2011 No comments

Late last week, the MMPC officially launched its Facebook page and its Twitter account.

From this Welcome page, you can read our latest blog posts, see our latest Twitter feeds, and find out what threats most affect your desktop. You can also download the latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR), which contains a wealth of information on the current threat landscape.

We have great plans ahead for our Facebook page – this launch is only the start! So Like us, Follow us, and stay tuned!

Ina Ragragio, MMPC

Categories: Facebook, Like, MMPC, Twitter Tags: