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Are Your Social Media and Other Accounts Secure?

A few days ago, I noticed that my long-time nonprofit technology colleague, Ruby Sinreich, had her digital life hacked and stolen from her.   The hacker accessed many of her accounts and locked her out, and took over her Twitter, deleting her followers and changing the profile.    … Read More

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

On Friday, I was honored to lead a session for participants in the TechWomen program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), designed to offer professional development, networking, and mentorships for women in the Middle East working in the technology and science sectors.    … Read More

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

Photo by Sean MacEntee

Note from Beth: My colleague, Taryn Degnan, from CommonSense Media, shared this wonderful poster about privacy for elementary school kids.  We got into a little side conversation about privacy and nonprofits and she offered to write up this post that includes some tips for nonprofits.

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Getting Around Internet Censorship: VPN


Last month I did a Networked NGO training in Dubai for Pakistan NGOs where I experienced Internet censorship first hand.  The government blocks certain sites, including access to any group organizing features on social sites (shared photo pools for example), skype out, and tools like VPNs that can help you get around government censors.    … Read More

Notes from Mari Smith Facebook Changes Webinar: Privacy Settings and A New Metric – People Talking About

Last Friday,  social media guru Mari Smith offered a free webinar that took a deep dive through the Facebook changes,  and how they work for both individuals and brands.      … Read More