Starting next summer, Delta passengers will be able to surf the Web as they fly, the Washington Post reports in "WiFi nearing takeoff." JetBlue and American are close on Delta's heels. On Delta flights, WiFi "will be available for a $9.95 flat fee on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on longer flights," according to the Post. Probably won't happen much, but there may be a little extra seat-shuffling for flight attendants if parents find their kids next to people viewing content they feel is inappropriate. But of course DVDs have been on board for some time.
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Zooming in on social norms (sidebar)
- Beginning of the end of #purge, revenge porn or social cruelty?
- For our kids & ourselves: Presence in a digital age
- Manage Net risk but focus more on opportunities: Researchers
- Proposed ‘rightful’ framework for Internet safety
- Social media in Saudi schools … sort of
- Textbook case of what NOT to do in teen sexting cases
- Breadth of videogames’ benefits to kids may surprise
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Safety, security and privacy risks of fitness tracking and ‘quantified self’
- Don’t let stalkers or abusers and creeps track your phone’s location
- Let’s stop persecuting ‘Auschwitz selfie girl’ for smiling at a camera
- EFF launches free Privacy Badger for Firefox and Chrome to block hidden trackers
- Privacy and security tips for newly-minted college students
- Google to stop labeling apps with in-app purchases as ‘free’
- Home automation and ‘Internet of things’ is great — but think about privacy and security
- Time for public to weigh in on ‘net neutrality’