Looking Back on 2022 and Ahead to 2023

Looking Back on 2022 and Ahead to 2023

This year wasn't a good year for tech, but it was a momentous one ...

Social Media Can Contribute to Despair about War but also Provide Relief

Social Media Can Contribute to Despair about War but also Provide Relief

Like many people, I’ve spent a lot of time in front of my phone, computer and TV, focused on the war in Ukraine. On some TV news programs, it’s literally ...
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How to Talk with Your Kids About War in Ukraine

How to Talk with Your Kids About War in Ukraine

How parents and other adults respond can have a big impact on how a young person handles the news coming out of Ukraine ...
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Russian Cyberattacks are Possible. Be Prepared But Not Panicked.

Russian Cyberattacks are Possible. Be Prepared But Not Panicked.

Although it’s very unlikely that average Americans will be directly targeted by a Russian cyberattack, it is quite possible to become an indirect victim of an attack against a company, ...
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Real-Time Location Sharing Can Enhance, Jeopardize Safety

Real-Time Location Sharing Can Enhance, Jeopardize Safety

Snapchat is the latest app to add real-time location sharing, which means you can use it to inform friends and family of your exact location even if the app is ...
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Learn about the Metaverse

Metaverse: What’s the Risk?

You've probably heard the term "metaverse," which is being embraced by numerous tech companies. The company formerly known as Facebook is so committed to the idea, that it's renamed itself ...
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Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity

Generosity is Great, But Be Cautious When Giving to Charity

“Giving Tuesday,” which is now behind us, is really the start of the end-of-the-year holiday giving period. Unfortunately, this season of generosity also brings out online scammers ...
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Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

Computing Has Gone Full Circle, and It’s Time to Go Back a Bit

My very first computer was a Cyber 70. I didn’t own it nor did I ever get within a few feet of it. It was a giant mainframe housed at ...
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Facebook Not Alone in Embrace of ‘Metaverse’

Facebook Not Alone in Embrace of ‘Metaverse’

As you've undoubtedly heard, Facebook has renamed itself Meta. Some people thought that was in response to the company's recent troubles, but a company the size of Facebook doesn't go ...
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Facebook Offers Tools to 'Slow Down' Toxic Conversations

Facebook Offers Tools to ‘Slow Down’ Toxic Conversations

Facebook has new tools to help moderate conversations and potential conflict within a group ...
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