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CYBERBULLYING & HARASSMENT

Cyberbullying can range from embarrassing or cruel online posts or digital pictures, to online threats, harassment, and negative comments, to stalking through emails, websites, social networks and text messages.

by Stay Safe Online

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Every age group is vulnerable to cyberbullying, but teenagers and young adults are common victims. Cyberbullying is a growing problem in schools. Cyberbullying has become an issue because the Internet is fairly anonymous, which is appealing to bullies because their intimidation is difficult to trace. Unfortunately, rumors, threats and photos can be disseminated on the Internet very quickly. … Continue Reading

What is Shoulder Surfing?

by Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft in Progress

The next time you’re in a public place and glued to your smartphone or tablet — whether it’s at the gym, a coffee house, the airport, or just a park bench— know that someone might be peering over your shoulder to see what you’re doing. The snooper could just be curious, or they could be trying to capture your login information so they can use it to access your accounts impersonating you later on. … Continue Reading

Your top 5 questions about unwanted calls and the National Do Not Call Registry

by Federal Trade Commission

hanging up phone

You signed up for the Do Not Call Registry ages ago, but you’re suddenly getting a bunch of unwanted calls. What can you do? … Continue Reading

Healthcare Data Under Attack

by Robert Gregg

MedicalData

It’s been a while since I sent a Friends of the Firm email, but that’s not due to lack of news. The truth is the data breach landscape has gone a bit crazy. You no doubt have heard about the huge mega breaches at Anthem and Premera, both health insurance companies whose breaches involved over 100 million Americans and their personal medical identities. … Continue Reading

Privacy is good for business – Privacy Tips for Business

by Stay Safe Online

Man with debit or credit card

In the expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy is gaining increasing attention. While the average American consumer is beginning to understand the far-reaching value of their personal information, consumers also continue to express concerns about their privacy online. … Continue Reading

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Your top 5 questions about unwanted calls and the National Do Not Call Registry

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Healthcare Data Under Attack

It’s been a while since I sent a Friends of the Firm email, but that’s not due to lack of news. The truth is the data breach landscape has gone a bit crazy. You no doubt have heard about the huge mega breaches at Anthem and Premera, both health insurance companies whose breaches involved over 100 million Americans and their personal medical identities. … Continue Reading

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