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[TechRepublic] 10 ways to stay out of trouble with social networking sites

July 08, 2009

10 ways to stay out of trouble when you post to social networking sites

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The new head of British foreign intelligence recently demonstrated that anyone can suffer potentially embarrassing or damaging revelations through social networking activity. In fact, even the most seemingly benign tweets and status updates can have far-reaching consequences. Deb Shinder explains why you should watch your step.

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