Cyber security is important not only in business, but personally as well. While social media can be a powerful tool to connect with customers or friends, one has to remember that any information put out there can be found and used by others at any given time. Companies take advantage of this by a means known as data mining. While financial accounts may not be exposed, companies often share, sell or rent the cookies and click traffic info with other companies who are wanting to extend their base.
- Social media have a lot of benefits which include helping us to get in touch with friends and family better as well as provide collaboration based business services.
- An unwritten social contract guide our conduct on social media which implies that we agree to share information but not without the consent of the parties involved.
- There are a lot of privacy and security problems for businesses when they deal on social media because they are businesses and depend on the bottom line.
“New “snooping technology” laws which allow federal and state government agencies to gain access to social media data (with or without a warrant) are now in place and staff are being trained on how to use it.”