Unused Apps Can Impact Smartphone Storage, Performance and Security

Unused Apps Can Impact Smartphone Storage, Performance and Security

I’m old enough to remember those Black Flag commercials from the early '80s with the slogan “Roaches check in, but they don’t check out.” Today, the smartphone variation of that ...
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Protecting Children from Inappropriate Content in the UK

We talk to John Carr about internet safety for kids in the UK and newly regulated laws to protect children from inappropriate content and the proper education methods to seek ...
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AI, Machine Learning Battle Child Sexual Exploitation

AI, Machine Learning Battle Child Sexual Exploitation

I’ve seen a steady increase in the number of reports to the organization’s CyberTipline about online child sexual abuse images (child porn) and other crimes against children ...
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Facebook's New Tech to Counter Child Sex Abuse Images

Podcast | ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid speaks with Michelle DeLaune, senior VP and COO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) about the center’s work and new ...
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Dire Warnings About Children Dying Because of Apps and Games are a Form of ‘Juvenoia’

We can educate children and families about the dangers that surely exist in the Internet world, without having to exaggerate the nature of the danger and the degree to which ...
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The Good and Bad of Location Sharing

Two recent news stories about cell phone location services recently caught my eye. One was a positive development and the other quite negative, until it was at least partially fixed ...
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How to Protect your Router and Home Network from the VPNFilter Malware

The FBI recommends "any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices." It's in response to a malware threat called VPNFiler that can render routers ...
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Europe’s New Privacy Law Shakes Up Entire Tech Industry and Impacts European Teens

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicked in on Friday, May 25th, and its impact will be felt not just in Europe but around the world — especially in Silicon Valley, ...
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Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Tips for Smart Cellphone Use

Some 95% of Americans own cellphones of some kind, according to Pew Research Center - among 18- to 29-year-olds, the number is a whopping 100%. But no matter your age, ...
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How to Control your Facebook Privacy and Apps

How to Control your Facebook Privacy and Apps

There have been a lot of news stories about Facebook privacy, including personal information being collected and provided to political campaigns. Some people are angry and there is now a ...
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