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Recognize Your Willingness to give up your Privacy

by Robert Siciliano

SocialNetwork

If a stranger stopped you on the street and requested your e-mail address and birthdate, would you give it to that person? A rational person would never give up this information. … Continue Reading

Cyber Smarts for Young Professionals

by Stay Safe Online

YoungCoupleOnComputer

Searching for and starting your first internship or job can be an exciting and nerve wracking experience. Writing a good resume, networking, and honing your skills and qualifications are important activities for young professionals, but staying safe and responsible online can also play a big role in landing and keeping a job. … Continue Reading

Snap. Chat. Delete?

by Federal Trade Commission

Social Media Apps

Come on, admit it: Ever since you saw Mission: Impossible, you’ve wished you could send messages that self-destruct. Then Snapchat came along, and suddenly the impossible seemed easy. … Continue Reading

World Cup 2014: Consumers Beware

by Heidi Bleau

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When I think of the World Cup, there is always one colleague that comes to mind who I am convinced plans his vacation time around this global event. In fact, this year he is flying to Chicago to watch the opener with an old friend. Personally, soccer (or football as it is known to the rest of the world) for me consists of my son’s games for the youth league in town, but for the rest of the people on this planet, it is THE sporting event to watch. … Continue Reading

Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble

by Robert Siciliano

Identity Theft in Progress

Do you really know what your kids are doing all the time? Probably not, unless you’re a stalker (just kidding). But really, there has to be some element of trust and you can’t physically be everywhere your kids are. And that also applies to the online world. As parents, we need to be aware of what our kids are doing, teach the “rules of the road,” and help them stay safe, but we can’t always be there with them every moment of every day. … Continue Reading

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