The Importance of Privacy

Hey First Years!

You may have gotten some emails recently regarding people soliciting information on campus from third parties who do not have permission to do so – it is important for your safety and the safety of others not to give out information without knowing who or what it is going to!

A message from the provost, David Silva, reads: “It has come to my attention that (an) individual(s) from an organization called “OneClass” has/have been entering classes and soliciting information from students. The OneClass sign-up sheets read: “Sign up to join your class community online! Share and exchange note and study guides. Sign your name and pass it on.” Despite the impression being conveyed by the OneClass agent(s), Salem State has not entered into any sort of agreement with this organization nor does the University endorse the work that OneClass does or purports to do.”

Fake websites and organizations are everywhere trying to collect information to sell; marketers have even created a fake Salem State Class of 2019 page. It is important that you research before sharing your personal information ad joining groups – make sure they are legitimate! When on the web, make sure the website you are on is secure – you can tell if a website is secure if the url begins with https as opposed to http; sometimes a little lock will appear in the corner, like this one Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 10.25.01 AM.png

Have a Good Day Everyone!
FYM Kelly

 

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