Tips for preventing 'ransomware' attacks

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

A ransomware attack can encrypt data or lock you completely out of your device. It can also be used as a form of blackmail or extortion if the hacker finds ...

Safe Online Dating During and After the Pandemic

Safe Online Dating During and After the Pandemic

When it comes to online dating safety, there is good advice that's been around for years and new advice based on the pandemic ...
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Good and Not-So-Good News about Digital Civility

Good and Not-So-Good News about Digital Civility

While adults showed some improvement, teens did significantly better than previous years ...
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Safer Internet 2021 Day Goes Online

Safer Internet 2021 Day Goes Online

Safer Internet Day is a global awareness-raising campaign that started in Europe in 2004 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries ...
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Battening Down your Facebook Hatches

Controlling who can see your friends list is only one of many optional privacy settings ...
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Managing Tech for Tots

Managing Tech for Tots

Over the past several years we’ve seen an explosion in the use of tablets and other devices by children who are barely out of diapers ...
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How We Got Here

How We Got Here

Because they’ve been written about extensively, there’s no need for me to repeat how the internet – Facebook, Twitter and lesser-known sites like Gab and the now-suspended Parler have contributed ...
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Misinformation Amplified by Social Media

Misinformation Amplified by Social Media

As Daniel Patrick Moynihan once wrote, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts ...
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Getting Ready for 'Virtual School'

Getting Ready for ‘Virtual School’

Fortunately, most families already have a broadband connection and either a computer or tablet, but there is still a digital divide as was evidenced by that now-famous photo of two young ...
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One Person's Internet Junk is Another Person's Treasure

One Person’s Internet Junk is Another Person’s Treasure

That expression, “one person’s junk is another person’s treasure” could certainly be applied to the internet. But when it comes to some controversial content, I’d go a step further to ...
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