Facebook Messenger’s Security Risks May Not Be Worth The Download

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You may have heard that there are a lot of risks to the security of your personal information if you download the Facebook messenger as you likely have been prompted to do when you are on your Facebook app. Chances are that you’ve gotten a message and been prompted to read it, but you get a screen asking you to install the messenger app.

The reasons for not installing this app are the same as the reasons you may have for not installing various other apps. Every time you go to download one, you are shown the security risks in a list. If you see that the app requires access to personal information such as contact info, your camera, and audio, don’t install it unless you need the app for that specific purpose. For example, a picture taking app will of course need access to your camera. That makes sense. But if say, a flashlight app wants to make use of your contact info, that doesn’t make sense. It should only need to access the camera’s flash.

To learn more about what’s going on with this app, watch this video and decide for yourself:

You can still communicate with your loved ones via text messaging and other safer apps, as suggested in the video. It’s up to you and your loved ones to create your own culture of communication which doesn’t rely on apps that compromise the safety of your personal information.

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Three Ways To Inspire People To Join Your Business

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You are the reason people will want to join your business team. If you’re not sure about this, think about what attracted you to become an independent business owner in the first place, besides wanting an additional stream of income.

Who inspired you? Whose story did you hear that made you realize that you could also do the same and begin a new part of your life? You see, a home based business on its own isn’t all that interesting. It’s the people who run those businesses who make them special. People are responsible for creating effective and awesome business teams. Good leaders inspire others to move forward and work hard towards the goals that will make them happy.

If you’ve been looking to grow your own business team, here are three ways you can inspire people to want to learn more about you and possibly join your team:

  1. Share Your Personal Story – You may have noticed that the highest earners in each business have a compelling personal story. They all came from somewhere and they likely know the highs and lows of life. You know them too. Think about moments in your life that were very challenging and which you might be able to share as part of your personal story. If you haven’t thought about it, you’ll find that when you reflect on your past challenges, it helps you shape your desired future.
  2. Determine Your Values Based On Your Story – We all have personal motivations. Some people go into the sciences because they were inspired by a family illness to search for a cure. What inspires you? Your personal story is going to reveal why you value certain things, and when more people hear your story, you’ll attract those who feel similarly.
  3. Share It – Most home-based businesses give you access to a generic web portal, but you can’t tell your story there. Build your own blog site in order to give people a chance to learn more from you and about you. You have many ways to deliver this information, so try a write-up, a video, or a series of videos in which you reflect on your life’s most significant moments and how they relate back to running a business and personal development. Your site will allow you to appeal to the various learning modes people have. Upload pictures, videos, and other audio/visual aids that will help you reach as many people as possible. In fact, if you have any audio, make sure it can be listened to easily from your site. People will click and listen as they move about the room.

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