iFool: Information That Should Never Go Online



Apple Genius Bar

Apple Genius Bar

An employee working for Apple has been kicked out of the company after he was discovered ranting about his iPhone on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, has on more than one occasion revealed his mantra which has been: “Making the world more open and connected”.

Facebook after all is the vehicle users have employed as their portal for information sharing, and with social networking site having a ridiculously large number of users which means that news has the platform to spread like wildfire. This is not always a good thing, as the world gets smaller and people make contact with more people one little bit of bad or controversial news about you could spell disaster on a social front and toward your career.

Rage against an application

Samuel Crisp worked at the Apple ‘Genius Bar’, which is like a repair shop, and he was sacked after venting his rage against an application that he had downloaded on his handset which went on to ‘mess up’ his phone’s time zones.

He also transformed the tagline which Apple was using to launch the Beatles’ back catalogue which said “Tomorrow is another day that you’ll never forget”, he posted his variation of this which said “tomorrow’s just another day that hopefully I’ll forget.”

At an employment tribunal Crisp was adamant that the comments were made in private and they should not have impacted on his employment. The company has stated that if you identify yourself as an Apple employee then you ‘should ensure that content associated with you is consistent with Apple policies’.

So what information should never go online, well needless to say it is any information that puts you in a bad light. People looking for employment or who are in employment should really refrain from venting any frustration over an employee a company or even co-workers.

If you are currently looking for a job then you should also be cautious with your online identity, since more nearly 50% of all employees have reported that they will check Facebook accounts as part of the recruitment process.

Private information

If you would prefer to not have your house burgled in an extreme event, then hold back from revealed holiday dates since anything else will be an open invitation to technology savvy criminals.

Most important of all, keep all private information to yourself, telephone numbers, date of birth, mother’s maiden name and any other similar details. Also, try and keep your account as private as possible these includes pictures, groups or any other information a person posing as a friend could gain.

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