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The Sometimes Catastrophic, but Mostly Just Embarrassing Consequences of Screen Sharing at Work

The New York Times – There are settings to help you avoid this. Here’s how to use them. [Note – this article includes instructions for both Mac and Windows]

“Whether it’s happened to you or in front of you, many of us are familiar with the screen-share disaster: the accidental exposure of something private…while projecting your screen before a group of colleagues. The only surefire way to avoid this is to do as the lawyers recommend and keep your personal things on your personal devices and your work things on you work computer. Sonia Farber, a partner and founder of Kluk Farber Law, acknowledges that may not be feasible for everyone. “But, to the extent that you can keep some separation of church and state, you should make every effort to do that,” she said. Here’s a checklist of things to do before your next meeting….[Most important in the list is: Remember to minimize or close out of  all the personal tabs before  sharing your entire screen…”

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