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Take control of social media privacy with TrendMicro tools

Zafar Anjum | Oct. 4, 2013
Trend Micro helps solve the mystery of social network privacy settings with its Titanium Security 2014

Trend Micro has announced today that it has expanded its unique social network privacy technology to give more control in people's hand to safeguard their privacy on social media platforms.

The security solutions provider said in a statement today that Trend Micro's Titanium 2014 family of consumer security products identify privacy settings that may leave personal or inappropriate information publicly available or vulnerable to identity theft.

In addition, the company said it also gives users control over which apps can access biographical data, and who can tag and see photos. According to TrendMicro, these features are critical today, considering only 24 percent of Facebook users change their privacy settings each month or more often.

"Life is difficult enough without having to worry whether or not your reputation, your data or your identity is protected," says Akihiko Omikawa, Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Business at Trend Micro. "Trend Micro tackles this enormous challenge with Titanium Security 2014. This comprehensive solution provides users with all-in-one protection on PCs, Macs and mobiles devices for practically everything you do online, so you can enjoy your digital life safely."

Polls show that 27 percent of Twitter users and 30 percent of Google+ users have never checked their privacy settings and 34 percent of Twitter users and 39 percent of Google + users have never updated their privacy settings.

"Privacy is a huge concern, and it all starts with making sure that we don't have 'I wish I hadn't done that' regretful moments," says Omikawa. "Guarding against identity theft, protecting against viruses and keeping families safe online come standard in Trend Micro security solutions. But if you don't understand how to manage your social network privacy settings, no amount of security software will keep your online reputation protected. The first line of defence in enjoying your digital life safely is to get a handle on social media privacy. Trend Micro gives social media users a simple way to avoid harming themselves or ruining their reputations by sharing too much information with unintended audiences."

To help fight identity theft, Trend Micro's password management feature in Titanium Security 2014 includes a secure browser to conduct safe online commerce that is specifically designed to support secure online banking.

Additionally included in Trend Micro's customised solutions are robust parental controls to help families protect children from the dangers inherent to Internet use.


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