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6 Serious Consequences of Neglecting Your Kids' Online Privacy

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Online privacy is a little like your weird Uncle Bob. He's hard to understand, and you really only miss him when he's gone. And just like Uncle Bob, online privacy can sound a little paranoid. Internet predators. Online safety. Data mining.

Why You Need to Get Involved in Your Child's Digital Life

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

Giving your child a cell phone and access to the Internet without very strict supervision is like giving your child a car without teaching the rules of the road. It is dangerous and irresponsible.

Cybergeddon or Cybersanity? Identity Theft in 2013

Adam Levin | Posted 02.25.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

In the coming weeks, as we've seen every year for the past six, there will be endless reports detailing the digital dangers and identity threats lurking in every corner of our highly networked universe. But to what end?

In Search of Cyber Peace: A Response to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 05.27.2012 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

Before new cyber attacks do untold damage to our Information Society, it is in our own best interest to educate and regulate our way to a steady state of cybersecurity where we can all enjoy the benefits of an open and secure cyberspace.

Think Twice Before Sharing on Social Networks

Larry Magid | Posted 12.18.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

In 1968, Andy Warhol said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." The future is here, but with the wrong click, that could easily turn into 15 minutes of infamy.

Google+ Is Not Punk Rock

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.16.2011 | Technology
Steven Nereo

Let's just get a few things straight: Google isn't your friend just like Facebook isn't your friend. When your phone wants to sync with Facebook -- or Google -- assume they are getting something out of it, because they are. Nothing is free and your information is the currency.

Taking a Moment to Pause With Phone Hacking Scandal

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 09.25.2011 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

For companies that can be broken if their security breaks, headlines like "Phone Hacking Scandal" should garner special attention. Herein lies an opportunity for cell carriers to pause and consider what types of security mechanisms are in place.

Senior 'Surfers' Vulnerable to Internet Scams

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.30.2011 | Technology
Jason Alderman

Even the most tech-savvy among us sometimes fall prey to online scammers, so if your parents or grandparents have recently taken the online plunge, here are some safety tips you can share.

U.S. Leadership and the Future of the Internet: the New U.S. International Cyber Strategy

Kathy Kemper | Posted 07.18.2011 | Technology
Kathy Kemper

Many of the innovations in computing have had two sides: great promise and great danger. Today, the stakes are higher than ever -- but with a framework to guide our engagement online, the U.S. is on the right track.