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Facebook Rolling Out Email Encryption Tool

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Facebook announced in a June 1st blog that it will be gradually rolling out a new email feature for its users. The feature will allow Facebook users to add public keys to their Facebook profile. What is the feature and what will these keys do?
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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

CYBERBULLYING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT

by Stay Safe Online

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The National Cyber Security Alliance is a partner of The Sisterhood of Night, a new film about friendship and loyalty in the Internet age and a quiet suburban town becoming “the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.” … Continue Reading

Timely Travel Tips

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Vacation season has started and that often means rushing to get everything done before heading out. It also means remembering that the vacation season gives criminals even more opportunities to steal personal information. … 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

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