Twitter is dangerous by ZDNet’s Michael Krigsman

Here is another critique of Twitter – this time as the enemy of corporate confidentiality. Does Krigsman not realise that the problem already exists with mobile phones & PDAs? I can already send a text message to the 200 people in my mobile phone’s address book. Although Twitter does make it more easy to do. It just means that organisations need to ensure people are aware of confidentiality issues. But you can never legislate against stupidity, so someone will surely leak something sometime.

Twitter is dangerous by ZDNet‘s Michael Krigsman — “Twitter is rapidly becoming a serious threat to corporate information protection. The program’s great strength — many-to-many messaging — becomes its great weakness in this context. Imagine this scenario: 20 people are in a confidential meeting, one of them using Twitter. This attendee broadcasts an off-hand “tweet” (Twitter comment) to his or her “followers” (Twitter friends). […]”

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Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.