Tips for preventing 'ransomware' attacks

Tips for preventing ‘ransomware’ attacks

A ransomware attack can encrypt data or lock you completely out of your device. It can also be used as a form of blackmail or extortion if the hacker finds ...

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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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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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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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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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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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