Family Guide to Parental Controls

Family Guide to Parental Controls

Filters can usually prevent young children from accidentally stumbling on troubling or inappropriate material, but they are less effective at keeping older kids and teens from deliberately visiting blocked sites ...

FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

FaceApp Requires Caution, Not Fear

There are four lessons when it comes to FaceApp. Read on for advice about staying safe on the popular app ...
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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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Google Password Checkup Helps Make Sure You Have Secure and Unique Passwords

Google Password Checkup Helps Make Sure You Have Secure and Unique Passwords

Weak or compromised passwords are among the biggest threats to online security and privacy. Once cyber criminals get hold of your password, they can not only use it to break ...
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Facetime

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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Facebook Cracking Down on Misbehaving Page Operators

One of Facebook's main sources of fake news and other inauthentic activity are pages operated by unscrupulous or simply careless operators that post poor quality content ...
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Be Safe When Shopping Online

Be Safe When Shopping Online

With the holiday season underway, a lot of people will be shopping online this year. For the most part, it's pretty safe but there are some basic precautions worth remembering ...
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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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Larry and Michelle

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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