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Free Ways To Protect Your Kids Online

by Stay Safe Online

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If you have young kids who are spending time online – and these days, most kids are – you may be looking for a way to control what they can access. There are some great programs out there that will help you do this but they can be pricey. They’re also not always necessary. … Continue Reading

Consumer Choice: Control Your Data Online

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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We all know that advertising pays for a lot of the great, free content we see online, but how do advertisers know what kind of ads will appeal to you? They use “online behavioral advertising,” also known as “interest-based advertising,” a technique that uses your visits to websites to display online ads that are most likely to interest you. … Continue Reading

Company proves why you shouldn’t post Kids’ Pics online

by Robert Siciliano

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What if you knew there existed a possibility that some company, without your knowledge, grabbed a photo of your child and put it on their product and then put their product online for sale?

Koppie Koppie sells coffee mugs with photos of kids on them—and YOUR child could be one. … Continue Reading

NOT A PRETTY PICTURE: NEW DATA ON YOUTH AND SELF-CREATED SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT

by Stay Safe Online

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A new Microsoft*-sponsored study released today by the by the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) reveals data adults and especially parents should know. Across the globe, young people are taking and sharing nude photos and videos of themselves, and the behavior is being exhibited by even younger age groups. … Continue Reading

This is what Spy Software looks like

by Robert Siciliano

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If you’ve ever watched virtually any spy flick or James Bond movie you’re familiar with “bugs” – those little dime-sized metallic things that the bad guys would secretly stick under someone’s desk to record any conversation in the room—picked up by a receiver in their car. Or, the phone was “tapped” – the device was inside the receiver. … Continue Reading

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