Society & Culture
Social media expert offers tips to guard your privacy.
People should pay closer attention to the bigger issue of online security rather than any one company that breaches users’ privacy, according to a University of Alberta social media expert.
“People can feel good about any (online) tool they use as long as they know how to use it, but they have to become digitally literate and ask questions,” said Jessica Laccetti, an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Extension. “Read the fine print.”
The recent Facebook scandal—in which more than 87 million users, including 620,000 in Canada, had personal information unknowingly shared with outside companies—spawned a #DeleteFacebook campaign in which users are being urged to delete their Facebook account.
But is it the right approach?
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