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With so many reports of data breaches, it is easy to tune out to what is happening. Shutterstock

Another day, another data breach – what to do when it happens to you

Data breaches are fact of modern life. It's likely each of us will have our personal information compromised at some point. Here's how to reduce the risk and limit the damage if and when it occurs.
Balancing personal privacy with detailed insights. Dawn Hudson/Shutterstock.com

I want your (anonymized) social media data

Researchers analyze social media data to gain useful insights into modern society and culture. But it's important to protect users' privacy. How can both ends meet?
It’s worrying, and potentially dangerous, when someone peels back the curtain of another’s identity. The Conversation, from Brian A. Jackson/Shutterstock.com and Kansas Department of Transportation via AP

What is doxxing, and why is it so scary?

Most people have all sorts of breadcrumbs of their identity scattered around the internet. A dedicated sleuth can piece them together and reveal private information in a very public way.
Close your eyes and count to 10: GDPR is coming. SB_photos/Shutterstock.com

What does GDPR mean for me? An explainer

Everything you wanted to know but were scared to ask about... the General Data Protection Regulation (coming to a country near you).
Social media companies combine many pieces of information into a complex digital profile. Tetiana Yurchenko/Shutterstock.com

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

For years, watchdogs have warned of the potential problems of sharing data with online companies. The Facebook data crisis has made these concerns much more real. What should be done now?
Your finger may hover, but it’s hard get rid of it once and for all. ymgerman/Shutterstock.com

Why it’s so hard to #DeleteFacebook: Constant psychological boosts keep you hooked

Social media provide shortcuts to things we yearn for, like connection and validation. Media effects scholars explain the psychological benefits we get from Facebook that make it so hard to quit.

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