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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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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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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Online Safety Tips

The vast majority of us use the internet to socialize, work, learn, and play. But widespread use doesn't necessarily mean widespread understanding. The good news is there are easy ways to ...
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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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