The Empire Strikes Back

My good friend Mike Dermody seems to be getting under the skin of some corporate heads over at Facebook.  Mike’s blog is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in technology or Internet safety; however, someone who claims to be a…

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Facebook Enables Man/Boy Love Relationships

“The Internet is the number one destination for pedophiles because they believe that technology grants these criminals anonymity.”  That’s a quote from Thomas Harrington, the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch on August 2, 2010. …

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Upstanders, the Best Role Models for Our Children

Cyberbullying, sexting, online privacy—these issues can put a toll on any parent these days.  In addition to the online threats that our children face, they still have to deal with the normal problems of growing up, which, for those of…

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The Cookies You Don’t Want Your Kids Eating

For a while now, The Wall Street Journal has been running a series of articles and reports on the topic of online privacy.  The series, called What They Know, acts as a great information resource for parents and online privacy…

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The Upside to Online Identity Verification

When people ask me questions like, “What makes Yoursphere different than other social networks?”, or “What are you guys doing to compete in such an impacted market?” I always find myself eager to list all of the great things we…

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When Facebook Status Updates Go Wrong

You might want to think twice before announcing over Facebook that you’ll be on vacation for the next two weeks.  As a matter of fact, you may want to refrain from announcing that you’re leaving the house at all.  Unfortunately,…

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A Safe iPhone and a Happy Kid

Keeping an eye on all of your child’s online activity is close to impossible these days, especially with the recent surge of 3G/4G capable mobile devices.  Smart phones have landed in the hands of almost every tween and teen, and…

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Personal Info Aggregator, Spokeo, Goes Mobile

You may remember a while back when I posted a blog about the “Internet white pages” service, Spokeo.  Well, they’re at it again, and this time they’ve released a mobile version of their website.  Basically, anyone with a web browser…

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“Why Facebook Has It Wrong About Our Kids”

There are a lot of really great Internet-safety blogs and websites out there for parents to take advantage of.  ChildrenOnline.org has always been personal favorite of mine.  Their monthly newsletter is always jam-packed with useful advice and the latest news, and this month is…

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An Interesting Way to Quit Your Job

Happy Friday, everyone!  And happy Labor Day in advance.  I have to admit, I feel extremely fortunate to have a career that I’m passionate about.  I look forward to coming into the office every day, and I look forward to…

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