Internet Safety & Privacy

Parents join in on the fray with cyberbullies

Parents join in on the fray with cyberbullies

Not only is the issue of cyberbullying a huge distraction for teachers, but parents are now joining in on internet related incidents regarding their children. Phil Lewis, an Adelaide high school principle and representative for Catholic principals in South Australia testified before the joint select committee on cyber-safety. Lewis stated, “They get on Facebook and…

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Want to block Facebook from your home or office? FBLock could be the answer.

Want to block Facebook from your home or office? FBLock could be the answer.

FBblocker Production officially launched the most advanced Facebook blocker application currently available on the market. The app is called FBBlock, and its main goal is to prevent children from accessing Facebook at home. The program is also appropriate for small office environments. Most everyone can agree that children and adults alike waste way too much…

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How to Download Your Facebook Data

How to Download Your Facebook Data

We read an article recently about a young lady that had her Facebook and other accounts hacked. Not only were the scammers on a mission to discover as much sensitive and valuable information as possible, but they left a wake of destruction in the process. They deleted her address book, email messages and items on…

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Facebook Implicated in Rising Number of Teens with Eating Disorders

Facebook Implicated in Rising Number of Teens with Eating Disorders

The triggering factors of eating disorders may seem trivial or foolish to some; however, to a teenager suffering from severely low self esteem these can set off an inexplicable and distorted perception of oneself. Tragically, this can lead to the altering of eating habits so drastically that it can eventually lead to death. According to…

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Afraid of being hacked? Download your Facebook data just in case.

Afraid of being hacked? Download your Facebook data just in case.

We read an article recently about a young lady that had her Facebook and other accounts hacked. Not only were the scammers on a mission to discover as much sensitive and valuable information as possible, but they left a wake of destruction in the process. They deleted her address book, email messages and items on…

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Should sex offenders have the right to communicate through social media?

Should sex offenders have the right to communicate through social media?

A 22 year old resident of Queen Anne’s County was arrested for sending lewd text messages to a 13 year old girl asking her to have sex with him. The young girl befriended William Lee Embrey on Facebook and the sex offender got her mobile number from the site. Unbeknownst to him, the girl’s father…

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Do you have the right to keep your private items private on Facebook?

Do you have the right to keep your private items private on Facebook?

Insurance defense attorneys have one purpose during the litigation process—deny the plaintiff coverage payments from the insurance company. Although very harsh, this statement is true. Before reacting though, please remember that there are two sides to every story and they are only doing their jobs. Therefore, a primary objective of the defense attorneys is proving…

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Secure your Facebook account with HTTPS in three steps

Secure your Facebook account with HTTPS in three steps

Facebook recently implemented a new security feature that allows users to browse Facebook with a SSL encrypted connection. Before this feature was installed, only the Facebook login was encrypted. This new feature will help secure users from extensions like FireSheep, provide better security on wifi networks, and help protect against cyber attacks. Anything that can…

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Egypt's Internet Blackout:  Defeating a Social Media Fueled Revolution

Egypt's Internet Blackout: Defeating a Social Media Fueled Revolution

Under the dictatorial rule of Hosni Mubarak since 1981, Egypt has been plagued with political uprisings mostly due to a struggling economy since the 1990’s. The Population rate is steadily rising, with a yearly increase of 2% on top of an already burgeoning 80 million people. 40% of the Egyptian population lives below poverty level…

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Beware:  Credit Collection and Insurance Agents Could be Posing as Friends in your Facebook Profile

Beware: Credit Collection and Insurance Agents Could be Posing as Friends in your Facebook Profile

Credit card companies are now processing data found on Facebook profiles to determine whether to approve credit for a user, his spending habits, and his capacity to pay off debts and even whether to close his account entirely. This is called social media monitoring or ‘social graphs’ used to create consumer profiles for users. Data…

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