Hoax exploits the Malaysian airline mystery to steal users’ info

We probably shouldn’t be surprised that hackers and hoaxers are already using the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to spread malware and steal information. 

Can a social media policy violate free speech principles?

One organization’s social media policy is getting a lot of backlash for what’s being called “a gross violation of the fundamental principles of academic freedom.” 

Companies not ready for new technologies, survey says

While new technologies such as cloud computing, Big Data, mobile devices and social networks are catching on, businesses and IT departments are still trying to figure out the best ways to implement and manage them, according to a recent survey from The Open Group. 

Is your organization ready for social media?

Social media has been a hot topic for several years, but as Praveen K.R. writes in this guest post, many organizations still aren’t prepared to take advantage of it. 

Stay safe on social networking sites: Tips for users and companies

Hackers are moving away from widespread malware and focusing on targeted attacks against businesses and individuals. And that means an increase in phishing scams, as well as social media-based attacks. 

Infographic: You can’t keep users off social media at work

Even if they try, IT departments won’t put an end to employees’ use of social media at work. But there are some steps companies should take to minimize the risks. 

Organizations’ top 3 social media policy mistakes

Social media sites can have a lot of benefits for companies, but organizations also must have a policy to protect themselves. However, those policies often contain a few common mistakes and can end up doing more harm than good. 

New site tells users how employable they are

For a few years, employers in the tech sector and elsewhere have been using social media sites to find job candidates and research potential employees. Now, a new web service aims to help evaluate how people’s web presence will help or hurt their chances in the job market. 

10 social networking etiquette mistakes

Social networking is becoming more of a necessity for companies and individuals, as it’s being used in marketing, job recruiting, and countless other areas. But like any other communication platform, there are etiquette rules that must be followed.

3 hidden social networking dangers for companies

Social networking can be a boon for businesses’ marketing and customer service efforts – or it can have a significant negative effect on the bottom line. A recent study looked at the cost of social networking for business when it’s not used properly.