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Posts from the ‘Online Privacy’ Category

Preparing for a Safe Online Experience

With hacks, scams, malware and more, the Internet can feel like a dangerous place these days. And, the recent proliferation of devices, from smartphones and tablets to Internet-connected appliances, has opened us up to even greater risks. Read more

Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

Parents monitor their teen’s digital behavior in a number of ways, but using technical means like parental controls is less common

The widespread adoption of various digital technologies by today’s teenagers has added a modern wrinkle to a universal challenge of parenthood – specifically, striking a Read more

Parents and Social Media

A report recently published by Pew Research Center, shows that social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Users rely on these platforms to keep in touch with family and friends, gather information and share what is important to them. This report explores how parents – 75% of whom use social media – turn to social media for parenting-related information and social support. Read more

Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online

A  Pew Research Center survey finds that most internet users would like to be anonymous online, but many think it is not possible to be completely anonymous online. Some of the key findings: Read more

Teens Online Privacy

Responding to concerns about security, privacy and teens’ use of social media, the Pew Internet & American Life Project has released, “Where Teens Seek Online Privacy Advice,” the fourth in a series of reports undertaken by the Pew Read more

No More Passwords?

Your voice may be the only password you’ll ever need — at least that’s the way voice recognition/biometric systems provider Nuance Enterprises would like to see things turn out. Read more

72% of Online Adults are Social Networking Site Users

According to a Pew Internet report, the number of social networking site users continues to grow.

As of May 2013, almost three quarters (72%) of online U.S. adults use social networking sites, up from 67% in late 2012. When Pew Research Center first Read more

How Teens Use Social Media

U.S. teens are sharing more personal information on social media sites than ever before, but while they are taking both technical and non-technical steps to protect their privacy, they are not overly concerned about third parties Read more

Preventing Online Identity Theft

It’s one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. The theft of your identity and the proliferation of smartphones and tablets like the iPad are only making it worse. Thieves steal identities for a variety of reasons. The most common is for Read more

Internet Privacy Drives Alias Popularity

Do you use your real name when registering for Internet sites? Getting online means exposing yourself to an ever-expanding diversity of threats. Concerned about privacy and the security of personal data, Internet users commonly use Read more