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 ...
Two Factor Authentication Instructions for Major Online Services

Two Factor Authentication Instructions for Major Online Services

Apple Facebook Google Microsoft Twitter Description of Two-Factor authentication: One way to greatly strengthen your password is to enhance it with another authentication system. It’s called “two factor” or “multi-factor” ...
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Tips for Safe and Civil Use of Anonymous Apps

A growing number of apps allow people to post anonymously. There are some very positive aspects to anonymous apps, including the ability to reach out for help and post with ...
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Internet Governance Forum tackles fake news, artificial intelligence and blockchain

Internet Governance Forum tackles fake news, artificial intelligence and blockchain

For the past 12 years, the United Nations has sponsored the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a “multi-stakeholder” event that brings together people from governments around the world along with tech ...
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Parent's Guide to Cybersecurity

Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

Download Free Guide (PDF) Download Free Quick Guide (PDF) Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether ...
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The Parent's Guide to Student Data Privacy

The Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

Schools have always held a wide range of data about our children and families: Name, address, names of parents or guardians, date of birth ...
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Seven good smartphone security habits

Seven good smartphone security habits

As we load up our smartphones and tablets with more and more personal information, it’s time to get serious about mobile security ...
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Of student digital privacy & schools demanding passwords

let’s take a look at students’ data privacy – as in the data on their cellphones and whether school administrators have the right to search the devices ...
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'State of the Union' & the student part of student privacy protection

'State of the Union' & the student part of student privacy protection

By Anne Collier There's a lot of confusion in the air about student data privacy, and some widely quoted words about it from President Obama in his address Tuesday night ...
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This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News

Connected devices at CES raise security, privacy and safety questions

It seems as if almost every exhibitor at CES was showing things that connect to other things. LG showed off washing machines and kitchen appliances that send messages to smartphones ...
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