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Instagram adds disappearing ‘Stories’

August 2, 2016

By Larry Magid Instagram Stories is a new feature that "lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile." The company says that the service allows you to not worry so much about "over posting" because whatever you share disappears after 24 hours.

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.
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