Social Network Security Manager

Social Network Security Manager

InternetNeverSleeps

Los Angeles, CA

Female, 38

I oversaw all on site safety and security concerns for one of the largest social networks in the world. In the wild west of the internet, I had to develop policies and guidelines on how to deal with even the weirdest issues, work with law enforcement, meet with our government and address all the urgent issues that can pop up. My teams were the 911 of the internet, if you will, responding to the craziest of issues.

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Last Answer on December 02, 2013

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Is it illegal for me to upload someone else’s image to my profile? Do copyright holders every send you takedown notices, and do you have to comply?

Asked by anonpigeon over 7 years ago

For the first question, it depends on the image rights. For example, if the image is Public Domain, then you should be OK. If you are ever unsure, probably best not to upload the picture. YES I can tell you right now that any website that allows users to post content MUST comply with takedown notices, in accordance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Fortunately for website operators, the DMCA is fairly clear about the process. More fun reading about the DMCA can be had here: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf Please note my response here is very generalized and should not be used as legal advice!! :)

When you first started this job, were you braced for all of the nasty stuff you encountered? Or was there a time in the beginning where you thought, "I had no idea people could be THIS messed up?"

Asked by S.D. Jones over 7 years ago

When I started the job, I was only focusing on security issues (vulnerabilities, attackers, etc). I had no idea I'd go down the path of pedophiles, law enforcement issues, insane profiles, nutjob users, and content that you just can't un-see once it's seen. I had already been online for MANY many years (back in newsgroup days) so I already had a pretty strong inkling of the stuff out there. ;)

What’s to stop someone from uploading hardcore porn to their social network profile?

Asked by crayonz over 7 years ago

Nothing! Bwuahaha! OK Well there are repercussions - the account would be deleted for violating the Terms of Service. It's just not a good idea in general. Keep porn where porn belongs, which is not on a social network that has underage people and a strict Terms of Service that needs to be abided by. Just like how one shouldn't wander down the street naked or have sex in public places, it's the same with porn - society and law dictates that sexual acts are not for public arenas.

I know Facebook says it's not possible to see who's viewed your profile. But is the "who's viewed your profile" information stored anywhere, such that a hacker could find and distribute it?

Asked by mealtik over 7 years ago

I wouldn't worry about that. But clever people with their own web server logs could see what IP addresses look at their profile. ;-)

Are there unicycles, foosball tables, and ball pits at work, or are your offices as corporate and stuffy as any other big company?

Asked by ELLIE over 7 years ago

Yes, at just about every company I work at there seems to always be foosball tables. I wish there was a ball pit at my current or any previous employers, that would be rad. I can't work at any big, corporate stuffy company. I worked for Siebel for a few months over a decade ago and found that out the hard way. :)

Do you think Twitter is too lenient with what users are allowed to post? There's a TON of racist and misogynistic banter there.

Asked by G-Town about 7 years ago

Hi G-Town, No, I don't think Twitter is too lenient. It's not Twitter's fault that there are jerks out in the world who will spew there hate on any channel, whether it is the internet, telephone or in person. The website operator can only control so much, and attempts to over-control are very costly, taxing and ultimately, ineffective. When confronted with a jerk, the best thing you can do is block and ignore them. The "old" internet saying of "Don't feed the trolls" is still the best medicine!

Do you think that LinkedIn has a bright future because the Facebook generation is 'growing up' and looking for more professional social networking?

Asked by askramsingh1977 over 7 years ago

I personally love LinkedIn and utilize it weekly. I think it does indeed have a bright future and meets a good niche in the social network arena.