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As Internet turns 50, more risks and possibilities emerge

This op-ed originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on October 28, 2019. We occupy a richly-connected world. On the Internet, we collapse distance and shift time. But this Internet that delivers mail, connects us with friends, lets us work anywhere, and shop from the palm of the hand, is a mere 50 years old, slightly younger than Jennifer Anisto
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:737 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness arpanet dns domain domains history of the internet

Internet Safety for Kids – Digital Parenting Do’s and Don’ts

Part of being a parent is keeping kids safe, but it’s also about helping kids grow up to become responsible, independent adults. But there’s a bit of friction between these two ideas. How do parents find the right balance between protecting their kids and letting them behave independently? This friction is very apparent when it comes to how parents let
Publish At:2016-06-16 08:00 | Read:5122 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Protection Security children children internet safety

Play Your Part for a Better Internet

Today is the 12th Safer Internet Day (SID). Is this the first time you’ve heard about SID? No worries. The video below will brief you on what it’s all about, focusing on this year’s theme “Play Your Part for a Better Internet”. More Than an Invitation, It’s a Challenge In 2015, Insafe, the organization behind the SID global campaign, came up with the
Publish At:2016-02-09 12:20 | Read:4694 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security child security online cyberethics internet s

How to Keep Your Family Safe and Protected Online

As a parent, ensuring a safe online experience for your family can be challenging. The same, of course, applies to keeping relatives informed about the online threats that can affect them without their knowledge. If you have been appointed the task of ensuring your family is safe and protected online, I encourage you to accept the challenge!Stopping hackers,
Publish At:2015-02-11 07:40 | Read:4977 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To family Internet safety kids mobile device security on

Family Sharing on iOS 8: How and Why Parents Should Use It

Family Sharing, a new feature on iOS 8, allows users to create a private network of up to six people with whom they can share app purchases, books, music, podcasts, locations, photos, and calendars easily.This benefits families—hence the name—by allowing shared and moderated media to prevent the need for multiple purchases of the same item. It also includes
Publish At:2015-01-21 22:00 | Read:5282 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Software & Apps Apple Family Sharing Internet safety

Malware, Viruses and Digital Dragons: How Hackers Use Popular Shows to Infect Your Devices

If there’s one reasonable measurement of how popular a television series has become, it’s how often it’s illegally downloaded online. And for HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones (GoT), episodes are stolen about as often as weddings are ruined in the series. That is to say: all of the time. Torrentfreak, a website dedicated to file-sharing (the act of transmitt
Publish At:2015-01-02 15:45 | Read:3383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Consumer Consumer Threat Notices Consumer Threat Notice cons

AVAR 2014 - Australia

This year's 17th Association of anti-Virus Asia Researchers international conference, "AVAR 2014" came back to Sydney, Australia with the theme "Security Down-Under". The event was held here also in 2003. The arrival hall at Sydney airport did indeed look like this: More than 170 attendees related to the anti-virus industry, CERTs, law enforcement and acade
Publish At:2014-11-20 17:00 | Read:3756 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Events APT Conferences Cybercrime Internet Safety Malwa

Facebook predator charged after posing as teenager to stalk girls online

A 22-year-old man from Washington Township, New Jersey, has been charged with stalking one teenage girl and soliciting sexually explicit photos from another via Facebook.Prosecutors have accused Brandon McIntyre of using the alias "Katie Thompson" to encourage one young girl to go on trips with him last August.When the girl declined the invitation, McIntyre,
Publish At:2014-09-15 19:00 | Read:4315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Featured facebook tips internet safety paedophiles

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