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Back-to-School and Internet Safety

Back-to-School and Internet Safety

August 19, 2011

The phrase back-to-school conjures up thoughts of trying on clothes to see what fits and what doesn’t, and purchasing the notebooks, pens, and other paraphernalia your student needs for the year ahead.

However, new to most parents…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 25, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Great Phishing Primer by McAfee



August 24, 2011

Online security protection companies have been doing a great job of creating quality educational material for consumers, our job is to get the word out and help people discover these.…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 25, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Teen Online Safety Basics

Teen Online Safety Basics

July 29, 2011

Internet safety isn’t about a bunch of rules telling you “never do this”, or trying to scare you into safe behavior. Internet safety is about avoiding being ripped off, disrespected, bullied, scammed, or stalked while you’re just trying to have a good time online. You don’t…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 20, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

New FBI App Helps Parents When Kids go Missing

August 9, 2011

Remember turning around in the store and suddenly your child wasn’t there? Usually you find them within moments, but that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach reminds you that not every parent will be so lucky.  Every year thousands of children become victims of crime – whether it’s through kidnappings, violent attacks, or sexual abuse, according to the FBI’s Crimes…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 20, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Welcome Outcome from Forum on the Privacy Concerns of New Internet Users

 

 

August 14, 2011

Consumers need greater education, choices and protection in order to address their privacy concerns, particularly those who are more recent adopters such as African Americans and other people of color, seniors, and low-income populations was the consensus opinion at the The New Digital Profile: Managing Privacy in an Evolving, Mobile Internet forum hosted by the Joint Center…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 19, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Shame on LinkedIn; Don’t You Dare Put Me In Your Ads

100 million LinkedIn users may be in for a nasty surprise. Last week the company stealth added a feature to use your name and photo in advertising campaigns – and the company has set all users to accepting this abuse by default. This invasive feature came without any notice and it is a classic example of the really shoddy business practices that treat users with disregard.

Where was the announcement on user’s home pages informing you of the change and your…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 19, 2011 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Banks Blame Businesses When Hackers Empty Their Bank Accounts

August 18, 2011

Banks Blame Businesses When Hackers Empty Their Bank Accounts

 

“If every [business] knew their money was at risk [from online fraud] in small and medium-sized banks, they would move their accounts to JPMorgan Chase,” said James Woodhill, a venture capitalist who is leading an effort to get smaller banks to…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 19, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Back-to-School and Internet Safety

August 19, 2011

The phrase back-to-school conjures up thoughts of trying on clothes to see what fits and what doesn’t, and purchasing the notebooks, pens, and other paraphernalia your student needs for the year ahead.

However, new to most parents is the realization that an Internet safety checkup also falls into this seasonal rhythm.

The beginning of school is an excellent time to review your current Internet safety guidelines and see if…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 19, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

When Parents Rank Internet Safety and Sexting as More Concerning than Alcohol Abuse and Driving Accidents, We’ve got A Problem

August 18, 2011

As a mother of four, I’m acutely aware of all the things parents worry about when raising kids, but I’m concerned when research again tells us that parents are more worried about online actions than risks like teen pregnancy, alcohol abuse and driving accidents.

We simply have to stop the fear mongering.  Yes there are risks online, and I’m among those who are quick to point out the risks – but not for people to panic over. The goal of helping…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 19, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments

When it Comes to Online Ad Tracking, You Can Opt out Any Time You’d Like – But Can You Ever Leave?

August 16, 2011

Even when users take steps to opt out of online tracking, many ad companies still track their activity according to preliminary research findings by Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society.

As Arvind Narayanan, Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Internet and Society puts it “A…

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Added by Linda Criddle on August 19, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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