Shie Benaderet

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Is it possible to be addicted to sexting?

The Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey shares some safe-sexting tips on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>Sexting: It’s not just something Anthony Weiner does. Nearly 70 percent of college students have sent a sext, as have 23 percent of teens with "dating experience," ages 13 to 17.<p>But is that …

5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

The world wide cage

Technology promised to set us free. Instead it has trained us to withdraw from the world into distraction and dependency<i>By Nicholas Carr</i>Read at Aeon

Harvard Law School

First came the Breathalyzer, now meet the roadside police “textalyzer”

Drivers in accidents could risk losing license for refusing to submit phone to testing.<p>We're all familiar with the Breathalyzer, the brand name for a …

Distracted Driving

How Parents Can Protect Their Children Online

A common and recurring question from parents is how to keep their children safe while using the internet. I haven’t covered this topic in a while, …

Social Media

Want to Combat Hate Speech on Facebook? Try a 'Like Attack,' Says COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Kill 'em with kindness.<p>How should you fight back against people spewing hate speech in your Facebook News Feed? Kill ’em with kindness, of course!<p>That’s according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who spoke on a panel Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Sandberg talked about …

1 in 4 teens say friends sexually harass them online - Futurity

A new study finds it's not always strangers who pressure teens to talk about sex online.

Research

Why Intel and Vox Media Are Teaming Up to Stop Online Harassment

The next step in the diversity conversation.<p>A year after pledging $300 million toward diversity initiatives, Intel is launching a new project that focuses on one element of the problem: Online abuse.<p>The Hack Harassment initiative — launched in partnership with our sister site <b>Re/code</b>, our parent …

Toddlers Gain Touch-Screen Skills Early, Study Finds

Touchscreen use among early toddlers is becoming more prevalent, and may open new avenues for assessment, according to a new study.

Touchscreens

Candy games stimulate appetite

At least once a week, two thirds of all children of primary-school age will play an internet game that was created to draw attention to a brand. Most …

Facebook is changing the way it enforces its real name policy

After enduring more than a year of criticism, Facebook is making major changes to the way it enforces its real name policy. Starting today, Facebook users will notice a new system for reporting fake names along with a new system for responding to those reports. The system now includes specific …

Court strikes down anti-cyberbullying law created after Rehtaeh Parsons's death

The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has struck down an anti-cyberbullying law passed in response to the death of Rehtaeh Parsons, calling the …

Explicit sex ads were 'irresponsibly placed' in children's smartphone app

A company promoting sexual liaisons using pictures of a naked woman has been reprimanded for running ads in a children’s smartphone game.<p>The Advertising Standards Authority received complaints from parents after they discovered their children had seen the explicit ads, which included the line …

Advertising Standards Authority

Are we liberated by tech – or does it enslave us?

Technology is unruly. New innovations bring with them a host of unintended consequences, ranging from the troubling to the downright depressing. Social media makes us lonely. Too much screen-time makes teenagers fall behind their peers. And at the more feeble end of the spectrum, many of us have …

David Foster Wallace

US Senate considers law ​forcing Twitter and Facebook to report ‘terrorist activity'

The bill was previously scrapped after objections that it would create a 'Facebook Bureau of Investigations'<p>Lawmakers have resurrected legislation that would require tech companies to report online terrorist activity following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week. The "Requiring Reporting …

Man jailed for two years over pro-Isis Facebook posts

An Algerian man who posted messages in support of Islamic State on Facebook has been jailed for two years.<p>Mourad Mosdefaoui, 34, who entered the UK seven years ago and had been living in Edinburgh, put three posts on Facebook from September 2014 to March 2015 celebrating the group and their …

Crime

Average age of cyber crime suspects in the UK falls to 17

The UK's NCA has warned against the use of DDoS and RAT attacks<p>The average age of individuals suspected of committing computer crime in the UK has dropped to just 17, says the country's National Crime Agency (NCA). The agency, sometimes known as "Britain's FBI," published the statistic as part of a …

Facebook rolls out suicide prevention tools in Australia

Many of us confess more about our feelings on Facebook than we might ever say face-to-face with another person.<p>Recognising it could have a role to …

Here’s Kobe Bryant’s Advice To Suspended Sixers Rookie Jahlil Okafor

Saying it’s been a rough week for young Sixers star Jahlil Okafor is a massive understatement. The team suspended its rookie big man on Wednesday after several incidents popped up in the news, most notably a pair of fights that allegedly occurred during a recent trip to Boston. He also came under …

Google accused of spying on students in FTC privacy complaint

US privacy campaigner the Electronic Frontier Foundation has accused Google of spying on students and logged a complaint with US regulator the Federal Trade Commission.<p>The EFF says that Google tracks and mines records of every site, search, result and video that students watch without obtaining …

Privacy

When children are breached—inside the massive VTech hack

4.8 million records from a Hong Kong toy company were compromised.<p>Troy Hunt is the founder of haveibeenpwned.com. This post originally appeared on …

Freedom of Information

U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a …

OFCOM

Facebook introduces tools to help you stop stalking your ex online

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a newly single person, in possession of a broken heart, must be in want of social media updates about their recent ex.<p>Facebook’s fix for heartbreak doesn’t go far enough | Daisy Buchanan<p>Read more<p>But it’s not good for us. We all know that sobbing into a …

Relationships

I'm 15 and I can't look up from my phone

I’m at a party hanging out with my friends. We are all heads down on our phones, until one of us pulls out Snapchat to take a group photo. We all fix …

How a Canadian Sikh was photoshopped to look like a Paris attacker

On Saturday, Veerender Jubbal woke up to a social media nightmare. The Canadian Sikh discovered that a photoshopped version of his bathroom mirror …

Social Media

Facebook explains why it enabled Safety Check for Paris but not other recent attacks

'There has to be a first time for trying something new'<p>In the immediate aftermath of the Paris attacks on Friday, many with loved ones living in the city received a new type of notification from Facebook. The social network activated a relatively new tool called Safety Check for the attacks, …

Facebook messenger can now recognise faces, but will the EU allow it?

Facebook’s Messenger app has received a new dose of artificial intelligence, and will now start recognising the faces of users’ friends in photographs uploaded to the service.<p>But the new feature, which is initially rolling out in Australia, may not be coming to Europe any time soon, given the …

Privacy

Damn Fine Police Work: Over Half the Student Body of One Colorado High School Facing Felony Charges

They were sexting—and it sounds like the students at Canon City High School were doing their best to keep the photos locked down, hidden, private. …

High School