Do You Read the Fine Print? Who Knows Your Info?!

Do You Read the Fine Print? Who Knows Your Info?!

August 08, 2014

In an age of service agreements and data-juggling by almost every internet-connected app, system, or application, knowing who has access to your information has almost ceased to be the principal question. In its place sits the much scarier question of "who doesn't have my information."

A recent article posted in CBS's "The Bull" blog highlights some of the fine-print nuances of Facebook and its Messenger app that have received concern for their perceived possible malicious uses by hackers or identity thieves. You can read it for yourself at: http://thebull.cbslocal.com/2014/08/07/facebook-crosses-the-line-with-new-facebook-messenger-app/

While the points they make are concerning, and it's definitely an interesting read, the Snopes article/response can help you better understand where the dangers may or may not sit in such a setup. Check it out at: http://www.snopes.com/computer/facebook/messenger.asp

At the end of the day, making sure your personal data is safe should be a major priority. From backups to malware-protection and everything in between, call Abstract today and make sure you're protected!