Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise

Facial Recognition Loses Support as Bias Claims Rise

Following the lead of San Francisco, Boston and several other cities, Detroit is poised to end a contract with a company that provides facial recognition technology to its police department ...
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Apple and Google Building Automated Covid-19 Contact Tracing Technology

You may have heard about the technology developed jointly by Apple and Google to automate contact tracing to help alert people who may have been in proximity to someone infected ...
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How to Keep 'Zoombombers' from Disrupting your Online Meetings or Classes

As you may have heard, several school districts, including New York City, are banning the use of Zoom video conferencing because of security and privacy concerns ...
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Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

Safety and Privacy of Smart Displays and Speakers at Home and in the Classroom

We discuss our use of the Facebook Portal as well as other smart displays and speakers that they have tested. There are privacy and safety implications, but they can be ...
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How to Disable Facetime till Apple Fixes Serious Privacy Flaw

As you may have heard, there is a flaw on Apple Facetime for iOS and Mac that makes it possible for someone to listen in on what the microphone of ...
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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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The Parent's Guide to Educational Technology

The Parent’s Guide to Educational Technology

We all know children use devices like smartphones, tablets, Chromebooks, and laptops at school and they also often use a vocabulary full of technology jargon that may seem completely foreign ...
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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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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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Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

Advice on Sexting, Sextortion and Revenge Porn

The safest way to avoid a picture getting into the wrong hands is to never take it, allow it to be taken, or share it. Sadly, there are cases (sometimes ...
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