“Social media data scraped for marketing purposes will inevitably include sensitive information,” Jack Mannino, CEO at nVisium, told Threatpost. “For every privacy-conscious person using social media, there is an exponentially greater number of people publicly sharing intimate details about their private lives. To protect yourself, restrict public access to your profile and media assets, be sensible about what you post online, and be careful what permissions you grant to applications that may abuse, misuse or steal your information.”

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