Commentaries – Staff

New research: Sextortion can ruin lives

May 11, 2016

By Larry Magid Sextortion typically involves a perpetrator (typically male) getting hold of a picture of someone (typically female) and threatening to widely share those images.

Encryption is a form of child protection

March 31, 2016

By Larry Magid One of the main arguments for those worried about encryption is that it can shield terrorists and those who exploit children, because of the concern that criminals can use encryption to "go dark." And, while that can be true, it's also true that encryption helps protect children from those very predators and other criminals, along with bullies and others who might harm kids. Encrypting is not just for privacy and security but also for personal safety.

Safer Internet Day has lessons for us all

February 3, 2016

For the past 13 years, countries across Europe have celebrated Safer Internet Day on the second Tuesday of February. And, since 2014, the event has also been celebrated in
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