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Boss Talk: Twitter Safety Officer Talks Building Trust

Twitter Inc. must do a better job of protecting its users from the dark underbelly of the Internet. That is the assessment of Del Harvey, the Twitter executive in charge of trust and safety for Twitter’s 288 million monthly active users. It’s also the view of Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo, who declared in a recent leaked message to employees that the company has “sucked” at dealing with abuse and trolls.



3 in 10 S. Korean teens victimized by cyberbullying: study

Nearly three out of 10 South Korean teenagers have been bullied in cyberspace, but few have sought help. Types of bullying ranged from leaking private information, which was most common at 12.1 percent, to bullying while playing online games, which followed with 10.2 percent.


How does Facebook use OTPs for security?

Facebook is a good example of how to use mobile devices to enhance online security. If you have associated your mobile phone with your account, you can text 32665 with the message “otp” and Facebook will text back a one-time special code you can use to login to your account. You can also use the Facebook mobile app “Code Generator” to create OTP codes.


How can I increase my security when logging in to Facebook?

An advanced Facebook security option, “login approvals,” uses one-time password (OTP) codes to verifying your identity when logging in to your account. If you turn this feature on in your Security Settings page (> Account Settings > Security), you'll be asked to enter a special OTP login code each time you try to access your Facebook account from a new computer or mobile phone. This can help prevent a hacker from hijacking your account.


How can I back up all my social networking data? Is it secure?

If you use social networks and webmail to conduct business, and share videos, photos, stories and events, you are storing a lot of information on these companies’ servers. In the event that something goes wrong with the site, you could potentially lose all of your information forever. To prevent this, many companies have introduced services to back up your information on social networks.



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