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by Larry Magid Twitter has confirmed that its massive outage on August 6th and subsequent intermittent problems were due to an ongoing denial-of-service attack. Facebook also “encountered network issues related to an apparent distributed denial-of-service attack, that resulted in degraded service for some users,” according to a company spokesperson. Typically a DoS attack, which is […]
Some practical advice on how to stop and prevent cyberbullying
By Larry Magid Legal consequences aside, “sexting” is a dumb thing to do, especially for kids. Sexting is when you take a picture of yourself, typically from a cell phone, and send it to someone else. Even if you are comfortable with the person receiving the image, you never know for sure where else it […]
Some experts say concerns are overblown, but the legal and psychological consequences for teens cannot be taken too seriously. See why….
Some basic advice on how to configure Facebook's privacy settings
Parents, teachers, students, if anybody asks, here’s why it’s so important to think before you post.
Here are some helpful facts to keep in mind when you’re confronted with yet another news report about predators in social network sites.
Some medical researchers found that a bit of solid, relevant information – clearly stated and from an expert – can really help.
A look at the first study about the nude photo-sharing that has been reported in more than a dozen states – and some thoughts on the why of this and other types of teen self-exposure online
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
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Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Recent hack discovery underscores need for better security and stronger passwords
- How to unfollow someone yet still be Facebook friends
- Check out the fine print before giving gift cards
- Tech gifts popular for young children this year
- Tell us ‘one good thing’ about using tech to make the Internet or the world better
- Twitter improves encryption against NSA and other snoops
- Tips for safe online holiday shopping
- Preventing and recovering from bullying — what works and what doesn’t