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Online Safety

What Do You Know About Cloud Safety?

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology
NextAdvisor.com

It seems like everyone is using the cloud these days. Whether they're storing their personal files and photos to share them with friends and family, or they're taking advantage of the amount of space readily available for businesses critical data, there is one common concern across the board: how safe is the cloud?

Shame on Facebook: How Zuckerberg's Confusing "Real Names" Policy Hurts More Than It Helps

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Lil Miss Hot Mess

Facebook's policy disproportionately affects certain categories of users, and whether intentional or not, that's discriminatory as well as dangerous for many. So, Zuck, let's cut through the confusion and make things perfectly clear: it's time for Facebook to be accountable to its community and delete this policy once and for all.

Even If You Uninstall Google Photos, It Will Keep Uploading Your Pics

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology

 Google Photos is so good at storing your pictures online, you might not even realize it's doing it. David Arnott of Upstart Business Journal di...

Online Security: The Fundamental American Right of the 21st Century

Emmanuel Schalit | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Emmanuel Schalit

Here in America, there is an unquestioned belief in the fundamental right to safety. It is built into the legal framework, and thus culture of America, that every citizen has the inalienable right to be protected from physical violence.

Cyber Citizenship Heads to Texas Public Middle Schools

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.17.2015 | Education
Lauren Galley

I remember sending my first text and opening my first MySpace account. I was 13 years old. Even though the smart phone was not in existence, my world of communication was forever changed.

LastPass: So Your Password Manager Got Hacked, Now What?

Diana Graber | Posted 07.06.2015 | Technology
Diana Graber

Today the only password manager we keep can safely rely on lies between our ears, in an unhackable vault that's free to use. We might as well learn how to put it to work.

Summertime Social Media and Periscope Safety Tips for Parents

Katie Lance | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Katie Lance

Make sure to have conversations with your caregivers this summer. Let them know your rules about social media, photos and videos of your kids. If your kids are old enough to babysit this summer, make sure you have these conversations with them too so they understand the ramifications of the responsibility they have when they are watching someone else's children.

Encryption: An Important Protection For Content And Communications

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media
The Next Ten Challenge

This advice was tweeted by Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization committed to the defense of privacy and Internet freedom. She meant everybody should use this tool to protect all of their online communications.

How To Protect Your Privacy When Dating Online

Laurie Davis | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Laurie Davis

"Can't I date online more privately?" my client Michelle* asked. She's an executive working in a male-dominated industry and is wary of bumping into people from her boardroom. It happened once on The League, an exclusive, invite-only dating app. Awkward.

Why Don't Parents Care About Online Safety?

Diana Graber | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

How is it that a society so protective of children offline has left them largely unsupervised online? On this virtual playground, where kids are being unleashed at increasingly younger ages, their activities are pretty much unsupervised.

Online Violence: Just Because It's Virtual Doesn't Make It Any Less Real

Clare Winterton | Posted 06.13.2015 | Technology
Clare Winterton

As the Internet becomes an increasingly important part of human existence and a critical space for marginalized populations to make their voices heard, a woman's inability to feel safe online is an impediment to her freedom, as well as to her basic human rights.

Teenagers and the Internet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The increased presence of youth online has raised serious concerns about the safety of Internet and social media use.

The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Stephen Balkam

It goes without saying that your teen will pay much more attention to what you do than what you say. If you are constantly on the phone, text at stop lights, bring your phone to bed and are not present for your own kids, then they will follow your lead.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable of being a little bigger, a little louder, have a little more impact, a bigger punch, if you will.

How Many of These Security Mistakes Are you Making?

Jeff Fox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Jeff Fox

A lot of what passes for common sense about this subject is just plain wrong -- and often risky. Here's a list of some mistaken beliefs that can get you ripped off or hacked, or your computer infected with something nasty.

Every Day Should Be 'Safer Internet Day'

Diana Graber | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

So I like Annie Fox's suggestion that we "vaccinate kids before they play on the Internet." Let's actually give them the 21st Century skills we keep talking about.

Sweetheart Scams: How an Online Romeo Could Ruin More Than Just Valentine's Day

Rachel Pross | Posted 04.12.2015 | Money
Rachel Pross

Almost all of us have heard the stories of identity theft and the importance of keeping personal information safe, particularly in an age of highly publicized data breaches at major retailers. That's why the subject of "sweetheart scams" catches so many off guard. Here are some tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe..

Parenting in the Digital Era

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." If parental digital illiteracy can cause one type of problems to children, parental overindulgence in technology can raise a completely different set of equally serious issues.

The Simple Email Trick that Identity Thieves Hate

Adam Levin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Adam Levin

It may sound ridiculous at first, but a strategic deployment of the most common and visible form of personally identifiable information--the humble email address--might be enough to send a would-be identity thief packing to an easier mark.

Online Safety Redefined: The 3 Key Elements

Stephen Balkam | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Online safety has come of age. Kids now create the content we used to try and keep them away from and they do it with immensely powerful devices they carry around with them in their pockets. So it behooves us to take a step back and ask ourselves what we mean by online safety in 2015

5 Crucial Holiday Safety Tips You're Probably Overlooking

Hometalk | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Take extra precautions with turkey fryers (be sure the oil used to fry the turkey is the right temperature and always fry outside, in a well-ventilated area.) Don't use water to extinguish a grease fire -- instead, douse the fire with baking soda.

What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

Diana Graber | Posted 02.10.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

You'd think with all the bad press anonymous apps like Yik Yak, Secret, Ask.fm, and Whisper get, we'd have heard the last of them, right?

Respecting Age Restrictions And Privacy Policies

Sue Scheff | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

If some parents are lacking in privacy policy understanding, is that an excuse not to respect age restrictions on social media sites?

5 Ways You'll Be Hacked On Cyber Monday

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There's a reason Gmail sent that email to your Spam folder. Leave it there. If you didn't ask for it, don't click on it!

Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

Sue Scheff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Everyone talks about online safety and we all need to implement it into our cyber-worlds but have you ever truly sat down and thought about what it really means?