Unauthorized sharing on social networking sites

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Unauthorized sharing on social networking sites exposes artists to copyright infringement, loss of intellectual property, and loss of income. Social media sites have copyright regulations but they can be difficult to enforce. [ 131 ] Pinterest relies upon the re-publication of images from the web and, if users do not use the site conscientiously, artists’ content can be posted without license, attribution, or payment. [ 132 ] Vogue Spain was accused of stealing New York street photographer Sion Fullana's Instagram photos and posting them to their own Instagram feed without acknowledging the source. [ 133 ] 22. Using social media can harm students' chances for college admission. College administrators scan Facebook profiles for evidence of illegal behavior by students. [ 134 ] [ 135 ] A 2014 Kaplan Test Prep survey found that 35% of college admissions officers checked an applicant's social media to learn more about them, up from 10% in 2008. 16% of admissions officers discovered information that "negatively impacted prospective students' admission chances." Only 3% of students surveyed believed the content of their social media presence could hurt their prospects of admission. [ 76 ] 23. Social media posts cannot be completely deleted and all information posted can have unintended consequences. The Library of Congress has been archiving all public tweets from Twitter's Mar. 2006 inception forward. [ 136 ] Information about an affair posted on Facebook, for example, can lead to and be used against someone in divorce proceedings because the information, once posted, can never be completely deleted. Facebook was named as a source of information in one-third of all divorces filed in 2011. [ 137 ] 24. Social networking site users are vulnerable to security attacks such as hacking, identity theft, and viruses. Social networks do not scan messages for viruses or phishing scams, leading to large-
scale problems like the 2012 virus Steckt.Evl spread from Facebook's chat window. [ 138 ] 68% of social media users share their birth date publicly, 63% share their high school name, 18% share their phone number, 12% share a pet's name; each of those pieces of information is frequently used for account security verification and can be used for identity theft. [ 103 ]

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