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In this issue: Are You Sharing Too Much Information Online? | 9 Ways to Control Your Privacy on Social Network Sites | Simple Solutions to Keep Your Online Data Secure | Bad Behavior: Social Media Gift Card Scams | Tips & Tactics: Connect with Lavasoft on Facebook & Twitter

We share more and more personal details about ourselves online. Are you sharing too much private information? And, the even bigger question: is what you share publically putting your privacy and security at risk?

In this issue of Lavasoft News, we're focusing on online privacy in order to ensure that you have the facts you need to steer clear of potential dangers, and to keep you and your family safe and secure.

Best regards,
Erin Earley
Editor, Lavasoft News

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News from Lavasoft

Are You Sharing Too Much Information Online?
The frightening facts about the amount of risky information shared online — and privacy concerns that are being raised.

9 Ways to Control Your Privacy on Social Network Sites
Find out the steps you should be taking to stay secure on the social networking sites you love, like Facebook and Twitter.

Simple Solutions to Keep Your Online Data Secure
Learn about Lavasoft tools that can be used alongside your Ad-Aware software to provide extra privacy and security for your personal information.

Research roundup

New Targets in Detection
Visit the Lavasoft Malware Labs blog to protect your privacy with new targets for May 2010.

Threat Check
Find out which threats have been plaguing Ad-Aware users this past month.

Bad Behavior
This month, we take a look at the growing trend of gift cards scams spread via social media. Learn how to recognize and avoid this type of bad online behavior.

Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox – 60% off
According to a recent survey, about 25% of households with a Facebook account don't use the site's privacy controls or were not aware of them. About 40% of social network users posted their full date of birth online, opening themselves up to identity theft.
Source: Consumer Reports' State of the Net 2010
Did you know that Lavasoft is on Facebook and Twitter? Learn more about how you can connect with us or share our news and offers with your friends and family.
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