Cyber Security

Facial Recognition

Guarding Borders With Social Listening Posts


There was an interesting article on the AP this week entitled, “Israel blocks airborne protest, questions dozens.” It described how Israeli security used social media sites to compile a “blacklist” of undesirable individuals and then prevented many of them from entering the country. It’s a good read if you’re interested in Palestinian/Israeli politics. I have […]

The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette and the Stage of Life


Did you watch last night’s episode of The Bachelorette which ended with an interview with previous season’s bachelorette Emily Maynard?  Emily talked openly about her struggles with Bachelor Brad Womack and confirmed the end of their relationship.  Amid the tears and knee-jerk moments, Emily repeated quite a few times how much she had gone into […]


Hackers Unite


The thieves who made off with more than $2.5M from Citibank and caused the bank to issue 100,000 replacement bank cards have highlighted an alarming trend. Hackers are evolving. And, they are organizing and uniting. They even have a Twitter account. Before the advent of the Internet, we called these hackers “robbers” or “criminals” or […]

Tween Computer Use

My Child is My Teacher


Technology has changed so much in the last two decades that it’s hard to keep pace with all the developments. Twenty years ago middle school kids might have had one class on typing or word processing.  A few lucky kids may have had a computer in their homes.  Today, modern tweens have a footprint on […]

Anthony Weiner

Congressman Weiner and Sexting Amongst Friends


We like to warn our children about many things and lately sexting has been on the top of the list. We caution against it, put applications in place to prevent it, and even treat kids as criminals over it. However, it is us adults who are getting far more press about it lately than kids […]