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How & why to avoid sharing fake news

December 16, 2016

Fake news is the scourge of the internet, earning rebukes and outright warnings from everyone from President Obama to Pope Francis. How you can be part of the solution.

Facebook to warn users about fake news

December 15, 2016

Online fake news and “urban legends” have been around for decades but it’s become a major issue in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. During this

My child knows more about #edtech than I do!

December 8, 2016

By Kerry Gallagher A common concern I hear from parents is that their children know more about the devices and technology used in school than they do. Even parents who work

UN Internet Governance Forum tackles online extremism

December 8, 2016

Today’s column is from the 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF), this year in Guadalajara, Mexico. IGF is a United Nations-sponsored “multi-stakeholder” conference. Unlike many U.N. events, it is open not just to representatives of member states, but also to “civil society” (non-profits), academia and industry.

Be safe when shopping online

November 28, 2016

By Larry Magid With the holiday season underway, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part, it’s pretty safe but there are some basic precautions
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