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Live Video Chat Could Soon Replace The 911 Call

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israelis can now use their smartphones to make live video distress calls to emergency responders, a first-of-its-kind service tha...

Do Insurance Companies Look at Your Social Media Profiles? | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home

The Internet is a great resource for conducting research and gathering information on almost anything. Today, with the emergence of data tracking devices and social media, this now includes information about people.

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

Stalking Your Friends On Facebook Messenger Just Became (Alarmingly) Easier

Aran Khanna | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Aran Khanna

It seems so harmless to attach a location with a single message, but the problem is over time the information from these messages adds up. You can see for yourself the potentially invasive usage of the information you share, and decide for yourself if this is something you should worry about.

Six Reasons to Share Your Mobile Location

Grace Chan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Home
Grace Chan

More and more mobile phone apps leverage your location to deliver personalized information to you in real-time. Here are some general app categories that make it easier for you to go about your daily life by knowing where you are.

Know Everyone in the Room Instantly: How SocialRadar Is Disrupting Networking

Ondi Timoner | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Ondi Timoner

Imagine being able to walk into a room and your phone will, "Tell you about how you are connected to those people around you and how they [are] relevant to you."

5 Ways Your Social Media Sharing Habit Can Put You At Risk

Adam Levin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Home
Adam Levin

The amount that we share online makes us more likely to feel like sharing widely is a normal thing, online and off. But the ease with which we publicize seemingly harmless bits of personal information online and off is often what scam artists rely upon when they go phishing.

Attention Men: How to Put an End to Your Alimony Obligation if Your Ex Is Living With Someone Else

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Home
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Paying spousal support is often considered the price many men must pay to extricate themselves from a bad marriage. It's cynically considered the cost of doing business.

9 Things You Should Know About Using Geolocation Data In Your Termination of Alimony Case

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 04.03.2014 | Home
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

If your supported ex-spouse is cohabitating, he/she probably uses cloaking tactics that would make a good spy blush.

CO Everywhere: Real-Time Travel Porn At Your Fingertips

Joseph Satto | Posted 10.28.2013 | Home
Joseph Satto

Travel junkies, beware. CO Everywhere, a mobile app that launched this week, is likely to become addictive. It has for me. Living guidebook? Travel porn? Social newsroom? I'm not sure what to call it, but I'm interested to see how it impacts my daily life and my future travel.

What's the Future of Search?

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Home
Liz O'Neill Dennison

My fourth grade computer class was pretty much the best thing about 1997. We spent half of the class immersed in "educational" games like Zoombinis (h...

Cohabitation and Alimony - Do the Current Laws Make Sense?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Depending upon where you live or where you were divorced, alimony may be either reduced, terminated, or remain completely unaffected even with a finding that the recipient former spouse is now living with a new partner.

Cohabitation, the Termination of Alimony and Cell Phones

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Home
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

The termination of alimony is a touchy subject for those paying or receiving the financial support post-divorce. Proving cohabitation is a challenging, costly proposition.

Beyond Skeuomorphism: What's Next for Magazines?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.25.2013 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

The real question is: with bigger smartphones and smaller tablets, what's to become of content and how do you reinvent it? That and countless other q...

Why We Need "Do Not Track Kids"

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Jim Steyer

Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) took a major step to protect the privacy of kids online by introducing "Do Not Track Kids" legi...

An App For Stalkers: 'Creepy' Geo-Locates Based On Social Networking Activity

Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

Rachel MansurWith the globally rampant use of such social networking platforms as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, the issue of privacy has become a...

Digital Parenting In The 21st Century

Dave Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Dave Taylor

It's our job as parents to keep them safe and to protect them when they do get into dangerous situations; whether it's that cruel gossip queen in their class or that wave of unknown kids they've just friended on Facebook.

The 14 Best Innovations in Banking and Payments for 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brett King

2010 was a bumper year for innovations in the banking and payments space. Here are some of the top innovations.

Do Not Track Kids -- Privacy Versus Profits

Jim Steyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Steyer

Kids and families should not have to "opt out" of something in order to protect their privacy. Period.

Foursquare Teases New Focus at the Business Development Institute

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Although the decision of the GAP and other companies to experiment with location-based services is a smart one, it's important not to forget the adage: What's in it for me (the consumer)?

Grandparents Day -- Celebrate Your Grandchildren Online, Safely!

Christopher Burgess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Burgess

When you post your grandchild's photo and annotate or tag the photo with their name and location, take one more step and ask yourself: "Whom am I allowing to have access to this photo and information?"

Glympse Lets Friends Track You Even When You're Driving

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry Magid

A lot has been said about Facebook's new Places service but it's far from the first geo-location service for smartphones.

10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing the World (PHOTOS)

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Gladwell

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are 10 ways geolocation is a positive force for good.