Keeping Kids Safe Online

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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The average child spends 2-7½ hours online every day. That’s a good chunk of time. BBB Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) is here to help parents control what gets advertised to their child while they watch television, listen to the radio and surf the Web. … Continue Reading

Facebook Folding ‘Sponsored Stories’

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

Social Media Apps

I’ve previously written about Facebook’s ‘Sponsored Stories’ and the controversy surrounding it. Very briefly, this was the Facebook product which turned Facebook users’ “Likes” about, for example,a place or a product, into Sponsored Stories’. … Continue Reading

For Kids: Share with Care

by Federal Trade Commission

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For Kids: Share with Care (video) … Continue Reading

Top Tip to See if Your Password’s Been Hacked

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

Social Media Apps

There have been numerous stories over the last few days about the alleged theft of 2 million passwords and credentials. Trustwave, an IT security provider, discovered this huge breach that affected consumers in 100 nations and wrote about it in a December 4th blog. … Continue Reading

Why Your Online Reputation Matters – And What To Do About It

by Stay Safe Online


Sometimes I hear people say what’s online about them doesn’t matter.

Really? I wonder.

What’s one of the first things you do when you meet someone? … Continue Reading

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