Canada Dashboard Digest

Debt Collectors, Employers, Others Watching Your Posts

SOCIAL NETWORKING

April 13, 2012

The Globe and Mail reports that when it comes to posting on social networking sites, "it's not just our friends who are keeping up with what we're doing online." The report looks at the array of "others"--from debt collectors to potential employers and attorneys--who are able to discern "much more than you'd want them to" by watching those Facebook posts that are public or shared with networks. "Unfortunately, many of us fail to realize that content we post on the Internet is really out there in the public domain," the report states, cautioning, "There's really nowhere to hide on the World Wide Web."
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