Instagram Testing Age Verification Technology

Instagram Testing Age Verification Technology

Instagram has announced new ways to verify the approximate age of its users, including Face-Based-Age-Prediction (FBAP) technology that can anonymously determine a person’s approximate age.: How it works and why ...

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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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Facebook Slips, Snapchat Grows Among Teens — Nearly Half Online “Almost Constantly”

A new survey from Pew Research found that Snapchat is now the social media app that teens use most often, followed closely by YouTube ...
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Facebook is Cleaning Up Inappropriate Content But You Still Need to be Vigilant

by Larry Magid I’m about to report on some interesting numbers from Facebook regarding inappropriate material it deleted from its service, but first I’d like to warn users about the ...
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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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How to Use Privacy Tools for Popular Services and Apps

How to Use Privacy Tools for Popular Services and Apps

After School "Anonymous" app After School does not have typical privacy settings because users do not have a profile that can be viewed or shared. All user posts are by ...
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Facebook Begins Notifying Users if their Data Was Accessed by Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is in the process of notifying users whether their personal information may have been accessed by Cambridge Analytica. Starting today, users will see one of two notices. The one ...
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Stop Thinking About Screen Time

Stop Thinking About Screen Time

Few things stoke anxiety and confusion among parents like the topic of screen time. But experts are increasingly urging parents - and the people who work with kids - to ...
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How to Control your Facebook Privacy and Apps

How to Control your Facebook Privacy and Apps

There have been a lot of news stories about Facebook privacy, including personal information being collected and provided to political campaigns. Some people are angry and there is now a ...
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Teens and Social Media -- It's a Mixed Bag

Teens and Social Media — It’s a Mixed Bag

The recent school shooting in Florida and the example of the remarkable teens who are responding through activism have caused me to revisit an Atlantic article from September 2017 by ...
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