Press Releases

April 30, 2013


AVAST expands online privacy with acquisition of secure.me

AVAST Software today announced that it has acquired secure.me, a leading privacy protection company specializing in social network security, helping users keep sensitive information private and safeguarding their data from apps that may be insecure or over-collect their data. Read more…

September 05, 2012


secure.me Launches App Advisor to Shield Facebook Users from Data-Hungry Apps

Today secure.me, a leading privacy protection company, is launching App Advisor, the world‘s first solution protecting users from data-hungry apps. With its latest product addition, secure.me safeguards Facebook users from social apps, used via smartphone or on the web, that over-collect personal data, spam the users‘ friends network and pose security risks. Read more…

April 17, 2012

European research done by secure.me reveals: 85% of Facebook users in the UK are careless, sharing sensitive personal details

secure.me, a security company committed to making the use of social applications and social networks a safe experience for all, has done a research amongst 75,000 European Facebook members from eleven countries including the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland. Read more…

January 10, 2012

Avira and secure.me Protect Personal Information and Privacy on Facebook with Joint Product Bundle

Product Bundle Available Today on Avira Website – IT security experts Avira and the global service for online privacy and reputation protection secure.me announced today at CES 2012 in Las Vegas the availability of a bundled product package enabling consumers enhanced abilities to control personal data and privacy on Facebook. Read more…

December 8, 2011

Avira and secure.me Join Forces to Protect Personal Data and Privacy on Facebook

Focus of North American collaborative effort is to solidify social media security – IT security experts Avira and the global service for online privacy and reputation protection secure.me are consolidating their partnership in a bid to improve online security and personal data and privacy protection for Facebook users. Read more…

November 30, 2011

secure.me Ushers New Era of Individual Online Privacy Protection

Online service helps families, professionals and business owners monitor their privacy and reputation on the Internet and social networks like Facebook – Today secure.me, the leading German online service protecting your privacy and reputation, is introducing its global solution for carefree Internet and social network use. Read more…



Press Coverage

March 17, 2013 – Germany

Wer Harleys mag, ist doof

“Einen weiteren Schutz bieten Unternehmen wie SecureMe. Dessen Software AppAdvisor warnt nicht nur vor möglicher Schadsoftware, sie liefert zudem Informationen, welche persönlichen Daten Apps bei Facebook sammeln.”


March 13, 2013 – Spain

Los Me Gusta de Facebook ponen en riesgo nuestra privacidad y la de los amigos

“Los Me Gusta de Facebook ponen en riesgo nuestra privacidad y la de los amigos”


March 13, 2013 – Austria

Like-Button verrät viel über Facebook-Nutzer

“Auch Drittapplikationen, die über Facebook genutzt werden, haben Zugriff auf diese Daten, macht der deutsche Anbieter für Privatsphärenschutz secure.me aufmerksam.”


March 13, 2013 – Hungary

A Like megmondja ki vagy?

“A secure.me arra arra hívta fel a figyelmet, hogy ennek ellenére nem foglalkozunk eléggé azzal, hogy beállítsuk, kik láthassák facebookos lájkjainkat. Sokan nem csak a barátaiknak mutatják meg ezeket, hanem a nagyközönségnek is.”


March 12, 2013 – USA

Can Your Facebook Likes Give Away Your Identity?

“In light of this study, secure.me posted the 10 most popular Facebook apps that require information from users’ likes in order to connect.”


March 12, 2013 – USA

Facebook Likes Accurately Depict Your Personality Traits

“This study shows, in a scary way, how transparent users have become on the Web. At the same time, it’s alarming how willingly users share their personal data without second-guessing how their personal data could be used.” says secure.me and they are right: people will probably not care for a while.”


March 12, 2013 – Austria

So können Sie sich auf Facebook sicher schützen

“Zusätzliche Sicherheit für Ihr Facebook-Profil garantiert die Anwendung secure.me, die Netzwerk-Einträge, -Freunde und -Aktivitäten prüft.”


March 9, 2013 – France

Cinq clés pour protéger vos enfants sur internet

“Une fois le profil synchronisé avec l’application, celle-ci se charge d’analyser les risques potentiels. Elle passe notamment en revue vos données personnelles, mais également vos interactions avec d’autres utilisateurs et les profils de vos “amis”.”


March 5, 2013 – Poland

Hakowanie ludzi - to się dzieje naprawdę

“Według raportu serwisu secure.me zajmującego się zabezpieczeniami kont w serwisach społecznościowych takie informacje publikuje na Facebooku aż 76 proc. Europejczyków.”


March 1, 2013 – Germany

Der App Advisor schafft Transparenz bei den mobilen Anwendungen

“Auf der App Advisor-Webseite könnt ihr den Namen einer App eingeben und diese zeigt euch sofort und vor allem übersichtlich die Schwachstellen an.”


February 26, 2013 – Germany

Security-Tools für Facebook & Co.

“Auch “Einblicke in mögliche App-Risiken auf Facebook bietet zum Beispiel der App Advisor von secure.me.”


February 10, 2013 – Austria

Brauchbare Tools: Privatsphäre schützen trotz Graph Search

“Auch “Secure.me” ist ein brauchbares Tool für Facebook User: Es zeigt dem User, welche Inhalte über ihn tatsächlich abrufbar sind und deutet auf Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten hin.”


February 9, 2013 – UAE

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

“It can protect you from all the apps that your friends use. For example, some of your Facebook buddies may use a photo application which, without their knowledge can gain access to the pictures visible only to your friends.”


February 8, 2013 – France

Facebook : comment protéger son compte avant l’arrivée de « Graph Search »

“L’application Facebook Secure.me permet également une connaissance plus fine de votre activité et des risques liés à celle de vos amis sur le réseau social : il permet notamment de contrôler les applications tierces utilisées par certains de vos amis et qui peuvent récupérer certaines de vos données.”


February 6, 2013 – USA

Staying Private on the New Facebook

“Secure.me offers a similar feature. Depending on your privacy settings, that photo-sharing app that your Lamaze compatriot just installed could, in one click, know who you are and have access to all the photos that you thought you were sharing with “friends”.”


February 5, 2013 – Germany

Facebook - Wie Eltern ihren Kindern als gutes Beispiel vorangehen können

“secure.me gibt zum Safer Internet Day Eltern Tipps, wie sie sich bei Facebook verhalten sollten, um ihren heranwachsenden Kindern ein gutes Vorbild zu sein”


February 4, 2013 – USA

How to Maintain a Safe Facebook Profile After the Introduction of Facebook Graph Search

“Facebook’s Graph Search, announced in January, will enable users to search and find social information about friends and strangers in a blink of an eye.”


January 1, 2013 - USA

Protect Your Family's Privacy Online

“secure.me helps you become more deliberate about what you (and your children) decide to disclose by monitoring posts and photos that show up on your wall and in your network.”


December 27, 2012 – Germany

App Advisor warnt vor Datenkraken bei Facebook

“Datenkraken bei Facebook wird der Kampf angesagt: Facebook-Nutzer werden oft mit neuen Anwendungen überhäuft, doch was ist sicher? Der App Advisor zeigt, welchen Apps sie vertrauen können.”


December 26, 2012 – USA

Finding safe Apple, Android apps for children

“Secure Me, at https://apps.secure.me, has information on a slew of apps: Type a name in the search box, and Secure Me will give indicate what kind of information the app might post on Facebook…”


December 13, 2012 – USA

Facebook Gives Users More Privacy Options

“Christian Sigl, co-founder of social privacy firm Secure.me, feels that users should learn these new controls: ’With the recent privacy control changes, Facebook has taken away the option for users to hide from the site’s search…”


December 4, 2012 – Ukraine

10 самых любопытных интернет - магазинов

“Secure.me проанализировал крупнейшие веб и мобильные магазины в США, чтобы определить десять приложений, которых юзеры должны остерегаться, так как они выпрашивают наибольшее количество личной информации.”


November 20, 2012 – Germany

Webshops achten oft kaum Schutz der Privatsphäre

“Denn viele Läden rufen weit mehr Daten ab, als sie eigentlich brauchen, wie die auf Reputationsmanagement spezialisierte Firma Secure.me berichtet. Sie untersuchte Apps führender Online-Händler darauf hin, wie sie mit den Daten der Nutzer umgehen.”


November 15, 2012 – France

Noël: La sécurité des boutiques en ligne et des applications mobiles e-commerce en question

“secure.me a constaté que lorsque les utilisateurs se connectent à Facebook, les boutiques concernées s’autorisent à publier des informations sur le profil de l’utilisateur.”


November 15, 2012 – Spain

Las 10 tiendas de ventas de productos en línea más importantes y los riesgos potenciales de privacidad que ofrecen

“Alina Todiras de Secure.me me escribe para mostrarme un reporte que llevaron a cabo sobre las 10 tiendas de ventas de productos en línea y los riesgos potenciales de privacidad a los que están expuestos los usuarios al usar sus servicios…”


November 14, 2012 – Netherlands

Deze Shopping Apps vragen de meeste persoonlijke gegevens op bij Facebook

“Onduidelijk is echter welke persoonlijke gegevens de verschillende shops en applicaties opvragen van jouw Facebook account. De social security firma Secure.me ging op onderzoek…”


November 13, 2012 – USA

Which Shopping Apps Want The Most Facebook Information?

“Secure.me, which analyzes Facebook apps based on what kind of information they require, published a report Tuesday showing the apps and stores that glean the most sensitive profile information when you connect.”


November 5, 2012 – USA

Presidential Campaign Apps Get to Know You Really Well

“Finally, secure.me, a San Francisco-based privacy start-up, compared how political parties collected Facebook data in this country and in Canada and Germany…”


October 23, 2012 – USA

Which Candidate’s Facebook App Requests The Most Information?

“But just like any other Facebook app, Romney’s and Obama’s open graph functions want your information. A study by Secure.me analyzed the Obama 2012 app and Romney’s Commit to Mitt app, finding out which side requests more Facebook data from its users.”


October 22, 2012 – USA

Romney Facebook App Asks You to Message Friends for His Campaign

“Romney’s app requests to access all of your and your friends’ activities, content and interactions in the world’s biggest social network, which is a privacy intrusion to you, and even more so to your friends who didn’t choose to use the app,” writes Marina Ziegler of security firm secure.me.”


October 2, 2012 – USA

Help Stop Online Bullying This Month

“The folks at secure.me, a firm that specializes in “24/7 protection of your online life,” has some tips around what you can do to help your children.”


October 2, 2012 – Netherlands

App Advisor: Controle over je Facebookdata

“App Advisor [...] je helpt meer inzicht te krijgen in welke apps en social apps op Facebook toegang hebben tot jouw persoonlijke Facebookdata en die van je Facebookvrienden.”


October 1, 2012 – USA

How to Keep Your Kids Safe on Facebook

“secure.me, which works to make social media a safer place, released some tips Monday for parents of teens on Facebook in the spirit of National Bullying Awareness Month, in an effort to prevent them from being cyberbullying targets.”


October 1, 2012 – USA

HOW TO SUPERVISE A KID ON FACEBOOK

“I still worry about the things I’m afraid [my son] doesn’t know about: How much data is being collected about him and sold to marketers by the apps and games on Facebook, for example. [...] But is there anything I can do about that except warn him? Yes. I suggested he install secure.me.”


September 27, 2012 – USA

Avoid crappy Facebook apps with App Advisor

“Want to know what evil things those Facebook apps are up to? secure.me has the answer. The security company’s free App Advisor browser plug in gives you the 411 on more than 500,000 Facebook and Chrome apps, rating them for how much data they collect and what they do with that data, as well as what users think of them.”


September 21, 2012 – Russia

Юзеры Facebook смогут спать спокойно!

“…поставщики приложений уже отлично «поживились» пользовательскими данными без всякого на то позволения. Ну, что ж! Да здравствует время перемен вместе с secure.me!”


September 19, 2012, France

App Advisor pour Chrome

“Ce plug-in se loge en toute discrétion dans le coin supérieur droit de votre navigateur et offre deux modes de visualisation pour consulter les droits et autorisations que s’octroient vos applications.”


September 18, 2012 – India

An Antivirus for Facebook! secure.me provides Security with Apps and Social Networks

“Today, secure.me is the number 1 Facebook security app, with 100,000 daily active users of all ages in more than 100 countries and ten different languages.”


September 17, 2012, France

L'App Advisor de secure.me préserve des applis Facebook avides de données

“Déjà utilisé quotidiennement par environ 100 000 personnes, le service de secure.me devrait continuer d’intéresser avec son App Advisor un grand nombre d’utilisateurs soucieux des risques que présente l’exposition (publique ou non) de leur vie privée en ligne.”


September 13, 2012 – France

Facebook : App Advisor protège les données contre les applications indiscrètes

“Grâce à la solution App Advisor, secure.me rend l’utilisation d’applications mobiles et Facebook plus sûre mais surtout beaucoup plus transparente.”


September 11, 2012 – Germany

Die digitalen Kehrmaschinen

“Wer sich bei secure.me registriert, für den scannt der Anbieter, was mit dem eigenen Profil und dem der Freunde passiert. Mit Hilfe der biometrischen Gesichtserkennung beispielsweise kann das Unternehmen seine Kunden informieren, wenn sie auf Fotos zu sehen sind, mit denen sie nicht verlinkt sind.”


September 11, 2012 – Spain

secure.me: Un antivirus para tu Facebook

“secure.me permite la verificación de más de un perfil a la vez, por lo tanto, es una excelente herramienta para cualquier padre preocupado que desea estudiar más de cerca el comportamiento de su hijo/a en Facebook sin invadir abiertamente su perfil.”


September 10, 2012 – Germany

App-Sicherheit: Vertrauen ist alles!

“Der Onlinedienst secure.me gibt einen Überblick darüber, wie vertrauenswürdig eine Facebook-Anwendung ist. Von diesem Service könnte sich Facebook noch eine Scheibe abschneiden.”


September 10, 2012 – Spain

secure.me, analiza tu cuenta de Facebook en busca de amenazas

“secure.me es una de esas herramientas que no deberían pasar de largo, nos puede ayudar a evitar algún que otro susto o sorpresa. Realmente se echan en falta herramienta de este estilo para las demás redes sociales ya que, en muchos casos, no controlamos lo que publicamos.”


September 10, 2012 – Germany

Profile aufpolieren

“Einen speziellen Reputationsmonitor für Facebook bietet secure.me an.”


September 10, 2012 – Colombia

secure.me: tu cuenta de Facebook más segura que nunca

“Si usan Facebook, no dejen de probar esta excelente herramienta.”


September 10, 2012 – Switzerland

App Advisor gibt Auskunft über Facebook-Apps

“Das Sicherheitsnunternehmen secure.me bietet eine Browsererweiterung an, die Nutzern Auskunft über den Datenhunger von Facebook-Apps geben.”


September 10, 2012 – Peru

Facebook: secure.me analiza tu cuenta para buscar amenazas

“secure.me tiene un diseño simple, elegante y fácil de usar. Esta herramienta puede ser de gran utilidad, si tenemos en cuenta que en Facebook guardamos mucha información que puede ser mal usada.”


September 10, 2012 – Germany

Mehr Sicherheit bei Facebook Apps - secure.me zeigt wie vertrauenswürdig Facebook Anwendungen wirklich sind!

“Der externe Dienst secure.me hat letzte Woche allerdings einen Service gelauncht der vieles so deutlich darstellt, wie man es sich von Facebook auch wünschen würden. Der neue Dienst von secure.me gibt jedem Nutzer einen schnellen und guten Überblick wie vertrauenswürdig eine Facebook Anwendung wirklich ist.”


September 10, 2012 – Spain

Comprobar la seguridad de nuestra cuenta Facebook

“Si eres uno de los millones usuarios de la red social más popular del planeta, Facebook, seguro que te interesa la herramienta secure.me, ya que esta nos avisará si nuestros datos están comprometidos o tenemos una configuración de privacidad o de seguridad muy baja.”


September 9, 2012 – Netherlands

secure.me lanceert App Advisor voor Facebookgebruikers

“Het bedrijf secure.me heeft een nieuwe tool gelanceerd om gebruikers van Facebook te beschermen voor applicaties die iets teveel gegevens binnenhalen zonder dat gebruikers dit door hebben.”


September 8, 2012 – Germany

App Advisor informiert über die Vertrauenswürdigkeit von Facebook-Apps

“Darauf hat die Welt gewartet: Mit App Advisor gibt es endlich eine Anwendung, die Facebook-Apps genau unter die Lupe nimmt und Nutzern vor dem Einrichten wichtige Informationen darüber zukommen lässt, wie groß der Datenhunger einer Facebook-Anwendung ist.”


September 7, 2012 – Spain

secure.me te protege de aplicaciones maliciosas en Facebook

“Con más de 500.000 aplicaciones en Facebook es fácil que detrás de alguna se esconda spam, phishing o cualquier otra amenaza informática. Por ello nace secure.me, esta aplicación de App Advisor protege a los usuarios de Facebook contra aplicaciones maliciosas que recopilen datos.”


September 7, 2012 – USA

New tool helps users understand Facebook apps they add

“New tool helps users understand Facebook apps they add – Privacy protection company secure.me this week launched App Advisor to protect Facebook users from apps that collect their information and gain permission to take actions on their behalf.”


September 7, 2012 – Portugal

Proteja-se das aplicações perigosas no Facebook

“O secure.me disponibilizou a App Advisor, a primeira solução que protege os utilizadores contra aplicações sociais que coleccionam uma quantidade excessiva de dados, enviam spam aos amigos no Facebook e contêm riscos de segurança”


September 7, 2012 – Russia

Вопросы безопасности приложений в Facebook

“secure.me (http://secure.me ) запустила App Advisor, первое из известных мне приложений, предназначенное для защиты пользователей от приложений, предназначенных для хищения пользовательских данных из сети Facebook.”


September 7, 2012 – Spain

secure.me: identificar amenazas de seguridad en aplicaciones en Facebook

“secure.me te dirá qué datos personales están demasiado expuestos y cómo deberías configurarlos, qué tipo de amenazas a la privacidad hay en tus posts y los de tus contactos, más otros datos como trending topics y fuente de los posts.”


September 6, 2012 – Brazil

Maioria dos aplicativos do FB pode postar em seu nome sem autorização

“Estudo da empresa secure.me analisou cerca de 500 mil aplicativos. Não importa quais são suas configurações de privacidade, eles ainda conseguem obter as informações que desejarem”


September 6, 2012 – France

Maioria dos aplicativos do FB pode postar em seu nome sem autorização

“L’application vous permet donc de savoir précisément les données qu’une application Facebook récupère lorsque vous y adhérez.”


September 6, 2012 – Spain

El 63% de las apps de Facebook puede publicar por tí

“…según un estudio que ha realizado la compañía de seguridad secure.me [...] el 63% de las aplicaciones piden al usuario que les permita publicar en su nombre, y el 69% de ellas les solicita tener acceso a su dirección de correo.”


September 6, 2012 – France

App Advisor : quelles sont les applications Facebook intrusives ?

“App Advisor est une extension pour navigateur web qui permet de prévenir l’internaute lorsqu’une application Facebook louche un peu trop sur ces données personnelles. Gratuite et sans inscription, App Advisor analyse les demandes de plus de 500 000 applications.”


September 6, 2012 – Russia

Большинство приложений в Facebook самостоятельно публикуют контент от вашего имени

“Исследователи из компании secure.me, занимающейся защитой приватности, проанализировали около 500 тысяч приложений в Facebook [...] Выяснилось, что 63% всех приложений запрашивают разрешение на публикацию контента от вашего имени, 69% — адрес электронной почты.”




September 6, 2012 – France

Faites un diagnostic de votre compte Facebook : est-il sécurisé ?

“L’outil est donc le compagnon idéal de tout utilisateur voulant entretenir son identité numérique sur Facebook. Perfectible mais sur la bonne voie, App Advisor traduit la nécessité de devoir veiller constamment sur les permissions accordées aux applications de l’Open Graph.”


September 6, 2012 – Ukraine

В безопасности ли ваши персональные данные на Facebook-е?

“Благодаря своему последнему дополнению к продукту, secure.me защищает пользователей Facebook от социальных приложений, используемых интернет, собирающих чрезмерное количество персональных данных, распространяющих спам среди друзей пользователя и создающих угрозу безопасности.”


September 5, 2012 – Germany

Web-App secure.me

“Schützen Sie Ihre Privatsphäre: Die Web-App secure.me scannt Ihr Profil bei Facebook nach sicherheitsgefährdenden Inhalten.”


September 5, 2012 – Brazil

Site lança serviço contra apps maliciosos dentro do Facebook

“A empresa secure.Me, especializada em segurança online, lançou um novo programa de proteção chamado App Advisor, primeira solução do mundo criada com o objetivo de proteger os usuários de aplicativos mal intencionados para o Facebook.”




September 5, 2012 – Russia

SECURE.ME ЗАЩИТИТ ЮЗЕРОВ FACEBOOK

“Как система репутации приложений, расширение браузера App Advisor от secure.me мгновенно предоставляет пользователю сведения о безопасности приложений в связи с их доступом и обменом вашими данными до подключения нового приложения к профилю Facebook.”


September 5, 2012 – Spain

secure.me protege a los usuarios de Facebook de aplicaciones que recopilan datos

“Con esta herramienta, saben qué datos consultan sus juegos y aplicaciones y cuál es su comportamiento. Los usuarios pueden informarse sobre qué aplicaciones distribuyen sus datos de Facebook sin su autorización, envían spam a sus amistades y contienen virus u otros programas maliciosos.”


September 5, 2012 – US

secure.me launches website, browser extensions to protect users from data-hungry Facebook apps

“Users get an independent, transparent overview of which apps have access to what data, and also generates warnings whenever a new app gets installed”




September 5, 2012 – Spain

secure.me: Analiza la seguridad de tu perfil de Facebook gratis

“secure.me es una herramienta muy útil que escanea completamente nuestro perfil y configuración de Facebook para elaborar un informe con posibles amenazas y problemas de privacidad.”


September 5, 2012 – Russia

ИТ-стартап secure.me разработал решение для защиты от приложений, охотящихся за данными

“компания secure.me проанализировала действия приложений используемых 50 миллионами юзеров Facebook и более 500 000 приложений, чтобы создать крупнейшую сеть по безопасности приложений.”


September 5, 2012 – Sweden

Antivirusprogram för Facebook äntligen här!

“Ett mycket bra verktyg tycker vi. Vi rekommenderar dig å det varmaste att prova det.”


September 4, 2012 – US

Most Facebook Apps Can Post Behind Your Back (EXCLUSIVE)

“Privacy protection company secure.me analyzed some 500,000 Facebook apps, and shared the results exclusively with Mashable. The biggest takeaways: 63% of those apps ask for the ability to post on your behalf — and 69% of them want your email address.”


September 4, 2012 – US

secure.me’s App Advisor Grades The Safety Of Facebook Applications

“secure.me, which is akin to virus protection for pages, recently launched the App Advisor — a report card for more than 500,000 apps on the Facebook platform. On Wednesday, the site will introduce a browser plug-in that rates the trustworthiness of an app (or a site that integrates Facebook), based on what kind of personal data it requires.”


September 4, 2012 – Germany

Stay On Top of FB Privacy Threats with App Advisor secure.me App Advisor

“It is the latest step for secure.me, which was founded four years ago and now has almost 200,000 monthly active users. It recently overtook Bitdefender to become the number one Facebook security app.”


September 4, 2012 – Germany

secure.me schaut Facebook-Apps auf die Finger

“Mit dem App Advisor und der dazugehörigen Browsererweiterung bietet secure.me ab morgen ein sehr nützliches Werkzeug, um sich vor der Freigabe des Facebook-Profils für eine App über deren Reputation zu informieren.”


September 3, 2012 – Brazil

Extensão mostra aos usuários do Facebook os dados coletados por aplicativos

“Se você recebe muitas solicitações de aplicativos no Facebook, mas não sabe quais deles são realmente seguros, a secure.me, empresa de soluções de segurança para redes sociais, acaba de lançar uma extensão que alerta os usuários da rede sobre os dados coletados por cada aplicativo.”


September 3, 2012 – France

Les informations sur Facebook sous sourveillance avec secure.me

“Via son site web App Advisor et à l’aide de son plug-in pour navigateur Internet, secure.me propose des alertes pour informer les utilisateurs sur les risques que présentent certaines applications en matière de confidentialité.”


September 1, 2012 – US

Browser Plug-in and Website Warn About Data Harvesting by Facebook Apps

“secure.me has developed a website and a browser plug-in designed to make Facebook users aware of the personal information that gets harvested by third-party applications.”


August 30, 2012 – US

A new site shields consumers from data-hungry apps

“secure.me has a website (http://www.secure.me) and network (http://apps.secure.me) for the privacy weary. Its App Advisor is designed to safeguard personal information by informing consumers which apps over-collect data.”


August 9, 2012 – Germany

Xing sichert mit secure.me

“Xing habe secure.me nahtlos in sein Angebot integriert. Damit können Xing -Mitglieder einfach die Kontrolle über ihre Facebook-Präsenz erhalten und profitieren insbesondere als Inhaber einer Premium-Mitgliedschaft von Komfort-Features.”


August 8, 2012 – Germany, New-business.de

secure.me unterstützt Xing beim Schutz der Online-Reputation

“Das Business-Netzwerk Xing baut seine Services aus. Das in Hamburg beheimatete Unternehmen kooperiert ab sofort mit secure.me mit Sitz in München.”


August 8, 2012 – Germany

Xing integriert den Web-Suchdienst secure.me

“Gerade für Nutzer, die aus Berufsgründen teilweise oder vollständig in der Öffentlichkeit stehen, könnte der Dienst secure.me interessant sein”


August 2, 2012 – Germany

secure.me Protects You in the Wild West of Facebook

“So how can you know who is saying what about you? Or which pictures of you are being posted? German social network security firm secure.me provides a solution by scanning Facebook to see what personal data is out there.”


July 24, 2012 – US

San Francisco is fast becoming a technology hub

“Social-network security firm secure.me opened operations in December, expanding beyond its headquarters in Munich. It didn’t seriously consider any other U.S. city.”


June 25, 2012 – US

Tools to Control a Child’s Technology

“To monitor social networks, regardless of whether a child logs on from a friend’s house or her smartphone, tools like secure.me watch who has befriended a child on Facebook and where pictures of a child show up on the site.”


June 22, 2012 – US

Privacy settlement could dent Facebook's quest for revenue

“A recent examination of the accounts of 1 million Facebook users by secure.me, a company that offers privacy services to social networks users, showed nearly 9 out of 10 Americans share information about themselves that can be abused. Slightly fewer Europeans share such sensitive information, the company’s research found.”


June 22, 2012 – US

To Settle Lawsuit, Facebook Alters Policy for Its Like Button

“A recent analysis of the accounts of a million Facebook users concluded that nearly 9 out of 10 Americans — and slightly fewer Europeans — share information about themselves that can be misused, according to secure.me, a company that offers privacy services to users of social networks. “


June 18, 2012 – US

Infographic – How Americans vs. Europeans Share Their Personal Data on Facebook

“secure.me found that overall, 88 percent of U.S. Facebook users publish sensitive data, compared with just 76 percent in Europe.”


June 03, 2012 – Germany

secure.me soll vor Facebook-Pannen schützen

“secure.me macht viele Probleme der Online-Reputation bewusst und zeigt dem Anwender bedienfreundliche Link-Abkürzungen zu Facebook-Einstellungen, damit er diese Probleme sofort selbst beheben kann – wenn er es will. Nützlich ist auch die Möglichkeit, ein Kind mit anzumelden, das dazu einmalig den App-Zugriff auf Facebook bestätigen muss.”


May 25, 2012 – US

secure.me covered by PCMag.com

“You’ve heard about the folks who lost their jobs because of a too-public, too-negative post (or simply, “because of oversharing”) on Facebook. Are you perfectly sure the same couldn’t happen to you? The secure.me app (free) will comb through your Facebook account and help you fix any problems. You can also use it for parental monitoring of your child’s Facebook activity.”


May 17, 2012 – Germany

Schutzloser Datenschatz

“Mario Grobholz, der mit seinem Dienst secure.me Leuten dabei hilft, ihren Ruf im Internet zu schützen weiß um die Macht von Facebook. Und er glaubt, dass Zuckerberg, Gründer und Chef des Netzwerks, die stete Kritik von Datenschützern nach einem Börsengang ernster nehmen wird – weil er muss.”


May 10, 2012 – Germany

Was Facebook über Nicht-Mitglieder weiß

“Der Sicherheitsdienstleister secure.me hat bei einer Untersuchung von 75.000 europäischen Facebook-Profilen ermittelt, dass 71 Prozent der Mitglieder persönliche Informationen wie Wohnort, Beziehungsstatus, Familienmitglieder oder politische Einstellung angeben.”


May 07, 2012 – US

25 Fantastic Apps for Savvy Facebook Users

“I consider myself a judicious Facebook user, but when I scanned my account with the free secure.me app, it found nearly 50 threats to my online reputation.”


April 24, 2012 – Germany

Studie: Deutsche legen bei Facebook Wert auf Datenschutz

“Nur vergleichsweise geringe 71 Prozent der Deutschen veröffentlichen auf Facebook persönliche Daten, teilte der Spezialist für Sicherheit in sozialen Netzwerken secure.me im Rahmen eine eigenen Studie mit.”


April 24, 2012 – Switzerland

Facebook: Schweizer geben viel preis

“Der Sicherheitsanbieter secure.me hat untersucht, wie (un)vorsichtig Europäer mit sensiblen Informationen auf Facebook umgehen. Obwohl im Ländervergleich eher zurückhaltend, offenbaren auch die Schweizer viel.”


April 19, 2012 – Spain

El 76 por ciento de los usuarios españoles de Facebook descuidan su privacidad

“secure.me aconseja que cuanto menos informaciones compartan los usuarios, más se protegerán del robo de dichos datos y de suplantaciones de identidad por personas o empresas que pretendan robarles sus datos.”


April 10, 2012 – US

The Most Common Facebook Privacy Mistakes Of All Time

Applications and scanning tools can take advantage of modern facial recognition techniques to locate photos of you that you were not even aware of.”


April 04, 2012 – France

Sites du Jour

“C‘est trés util et gratuit!”


April 04, 2012 – US

How Parents Can Help Their Preteens Navigate the Social Web

“Outside of the communication element, services such as secure.me can help parents keep an eye on potentially harmful content that a child might come across, especially on social networks.”


April 03, 2012 – France

La chronique start-up de Frenchweb #22 : secure.me

“Créé depuis Munich et San Francisco par des pionniers allemands du management de reputation, secure.me permet de mener une veille sur différents profils Facebook pour détecter les sujets, photos et informations sensibles d’un compte.”


March 30, 2012 – US

How to Monitor Your Facebook Network

“Social-media monitoring service secure.me aims to help users keep track of the types of information they are sharing, and with whom.”


March 29, 2012 – Austria

Salzburger surfen höflich im Netz

“secure.me analysiert Facebook-Profile und hilft dem Benutzer, persönliche Daten im Auge zu behalten.”


March 28, 2012 – US

Are You an Oversharer Online? How to Tell

“After getting a tip about how great the platform is, I thought I’d give secure.me a whirl. The company claims to be able to easily control your privacy online.”


March 28, 2012 – France

secure.me, la solution pour protéger votre vie privée sur les réseaux sociaux

“secure.me est un outil simple, gratuit, et accessible par tous. Se présentant sous la forme d’une application web, le service permet à ses utilisateurs de contrôler et protéger leurs données personnelles.”


March 23, 2012 – France

secure.me: utiliser internet et les réseaux sociaux en toute sécurité

“secure.me est une entreprise spécialisée dans la sécurité sur internet et sur les réseaux sociaux. Son service permet, aux familles, actifs ou entreprises de garder le contrôle de leur vie privée et de leur réputation sur la toile.”


March 13, 2012 – Spain

Secure.me protege tu privacidad y la de tus hijos en Facebook

“Secure.me es un servicio gratuito que nos permite supervisar y estar al tanto de todo lo que ocurre en nuestra cuenta Facebook o la de nuestros hij@s”


February 17, 2012 – Russia

Secure.me позволяет сделать профиль в facebook максимально безопасным

“Сервис Secure.me создан для того, чтобы сделать потребление фейсбука разумным, а также, зачистить «хвосты» в прошлого, не допуская появление их в настоящем.”


February 03, 2012 – Germany

Behörde empfiehlt Sicherung von Windows-PC

“‘Mütter und Väter sollten die Online-Gewohnheiten ihrer Sprösslinge beobachten, um ihnen eine verantwortungsvollere Nutzung von sozialen Netzwerken vermitteln zu können’, sagte der Gründer des Dienstes secure.me, Mario Grobholz.”


February 01, 2012 – Germany

T-Online kooperiert mit Datenschutzspezialisten

“Ab sofort erhalten Nutzer von T-Online kostenfreien Zugang zum Online-Service Secure.me. Sie sollen damit ihre persönlichen Daten besser schützen können, zum Beispiel in Sozialen Netzwerken.”


February 01, 2012 – Germany

Secure.me kooperiert mit T-Online.de

“Nutzer von T-Online.de können die Dienste von Secure.me fortan kostenlos in Anspruch nehmen.”


January 23, 2012 – US

Teaching children media competnece is key to safe social networking

“Monitoring their children‘s social networking activities will empower parents to learn more about their offsprings‘ online habits and it will enable them to teach their children how to use social networks in a responsible way.”


January 10, 2012 – US

Avira Teams with secure.me for Facebook Security

“Avira and secure.me announced at CES 2012 in Las Vegas that they are joining forces to deliver broader, more comprehensive security for users. “


January 03, 2012 – US

Protect Your Personal Brand on Facebook with Secure.me

“Overall, secure.me is a great new privacy-monitoring app and it gives insight into the future of social media protection.”


December 28, 2011 – Germany

Software schaut Kindern auf die Finger

“Speziell verantwortungsvolle Eltern kommen nicht mehr darum herum, ihrem Nachwuchs und deren Freundesnetzwerk im Internet auf die Finger zu schauen – oder schauen zu lassen.”




December 13, 2011 – Mexico

Ofrece software monitoreo en Facebook de hijos o hasta empleados

“En lo que surgen las clases para el “buen comportamiento en Social Media”, la firma alemana Secure.me espera cubrir la brecha con su software de monitoreo.”


December 09, 2011 – US

Secure.me To Add Avira Security To Facebook Offering

“Online reputation-management company Secure.me is teaming up with security experts Avira to offer Facebook users a bundle of online security, personal data protection, and privacy protection services.”


December 07, 2011 – US

December Bookmarks: Handy Sites to Check Out

“If you wanna track your reputation online, or keep tabs on what your kids are doing on Facebook, Secure.Me can help.”


December 06, 2011 – US

Secure.me monitors your privacy and reputation

“Secure.me is a free web service that aims at monitoring your privacy and reputation in Facebook. “


December 06, 2011 – Ukraine

Secure.me запускает инструмент социального мониторинга конфиденциальности

“Secure.me интересна по нескольким причинам. Одним из них является простота использования, а другой двойной индивидуальных и родителей фокус.”


December 06, 2011 – Portugal

Secure.me: Proteja os seus filhos on-line

“Se é uma pessoa preocupada com a sua privacidade e sobretudo com a sua identidade on-line então o Secure.me não lhe deverá passar despercebido.”


December 05, 2011 – US

Secure.me Launches Social Privacy Monitoring Tool For The World After Gaining A Foothold In Germany

“German company Secure.me has a solution, that it has recently launched to the world: an online service that analyzes your Facebook profile for any data that’s putting your privacy at risk.”


December 04, 2011 – Spain

Secure.me encuentra tus fotos en Facebook y protege tu intimidad

“Secure.me es una aplicación que ayuda a proteger la privacidad en las redes sociales. De momento, está disponible para monitorizar Facebook y trabaja en diez idiomas. Permite buscar información y fotos en el muro del usuario y en los comentarios de sus amigos de Facebook.”


December 02, 2011 – US

Facebook Roundup: Privacy, Gambling, Mobile, Spotify, WashPo Reader and More

“Secure.me App Protects Users on Facebook – Secure.me is an app that protects users from over-sharing or phishing from viruses on Facebook.”


December 02, 2011 – Peru

Una aplicación busca tus fotos en Facebook aunque no te etiqueten

“Secure.me permite buscar en Facebook cualquier contenido relacionado con el usuario, incluidas las fotos que no estén etiquetadas, gracias a su tecnología de reconocimiento de caras.”


December 01, 2011 – US
“Secure.me is a new security service that “offers consumers a way to regain control over their privacy on the Internet and social networks.”


November 30, 2011 – US

Web application scans Facebook for unflattering photos

“Secure.me takes a thorough look at user activities, status updates, comments, “Likes” and posts with location information.”


November 30, 2011 – Switzerland

Software soll peinliche Fotos auf Facebook finden

“Secure.me verwendet auch Gesichtserkennungsalgorithmen, um Personen in Fotos zu identifizieren, die vom Poster nicht getaggt wurden. “


November 30, 2011 – US

Secure.me is awesome and creepy, keeps you & your kids’ Facebook pages in check

“Secure.me lets parents know what happened last Friday night by actively watching outgoing and incoming messages, wall posts, and status updates.”


November 30, 2011 – Spain

secure.me – Protección de la privacidad en Internet

“secure.me nos presenta una solución en varios idiomas que nace para ayudarnos a proteger nuestra privacidad, y la de nuestros hijos, en Internet.”


November 30, 2011 – US

Secure.Me Promises Cleaner, Safer Facebook Profiles

“The reputation-management field gains another player in Secure.me, which launched in beta form today by way of Germany.”


November 30, 2011 – Germany

Muenchener Internet-Startup will US-Markt erobern

“Zwei Jahre nach dem Start eines Internet-Dienstes für das sogenannte Reputationsmanagement will das Münchener Unternehmen MyON-ID Media nun den US-Markt erschließen.”


November 30, 2011 – Spain

Secure.me encuentra tus fotos en Facebook aunque no estés etiquetado

“Una empresa alemana lanzará en breve una completa aplicación basada en Web, denominada Secure.me, que permitirá a los usuarios supervisar los contenidos de Facebook, incluyendo localizar fotos suyas aunque no se esté etiquetado.”


November 30, 2011 – Germany

secure.me will Datenschutz-Monitoring zum Exportschlager machen

“secure.me nennt sich der soeben im Beta-Stadium angelaufene kostenfreie Onlineservice, der sich an Eltern, Privatpersonen und Unternehmen richtet, die sich nicht darauf verlassen, dass sie bei Facebook alle ihre Privatsphäre betreffenden Aktivitäten und Ereignisse mitbekommen.”