Cyber Security

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The Bachelorette
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... Continue Reading →

Hackers Unite

Hackers
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... Continue Reading →

My Child is My Teacher

Tween Computer Use
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... Continue Reading →
Anthony Weiner
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... Continue Reading →
Zen in the Art of Digital Privacy
First, apologies to Eugen Herrigel, this article is in no way a reference to his exceptional book, Zen in the Art of Archery. I am not a Zen Buddhist (neither was he) and this is not an exploration of a particular religious teaching. It is, however, a request for us to look at privacy through... Continue Reading →
Shelly's iPhone Tracked by Apple
Restless leg syndrome, Vacuums that lose suction, Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction and most recently, Apple knows where you are and where you’ve been! It’s all FUD-mongering. (FUD is an acronym for fear, uncertainty and doubt.) And Apple has inspired a huge FUD cycle. It’s not surprising. People are always looking for things to be... Continue Reading →
FCC
On Monday, September 21, 2009, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the concrete actions he believes the Commission must take to preserve the free and open Internet. He said, "The Internet is an extraordinary platform for innovation, job creation, investment, and opportunity. It has unleashed the potential of entrepreneurs and enabled the launch and growth of small businesses across America. It is vital that we safeguard the free and open Internet."... Continue Reading →
In our last episode, Debbie's Facebook account had been hijacked. She would receive random notes from her friends telling her that they suspected that her account had been hacked, but everything looked fine. Then, the cybercriminal opened a chat to me from her account typing, "... still stuck in London." Since, at that very moment, Debbie was standing next to me, it was pretty obvious we had a problem.... Continue Reading →

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