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French police tell parents to stop posting Facebook photos of their kids

National gendarmerie says photos could expose kids to sexual predators and violate their privacy<p>France's national police has urged parents to think twice about posting photos of their children on Facebook, saying the images could jeopardize the privacy and security of their kids. Authorities say …

Privacy

Judge says Facebook tagging violates protective orders

You don't have to physically get close to a person or to call and text them to end up violating a protection order. According to Acting Westchester County Supreme Court Justice Susan Capeci, tagging the victim, which sends them a notification, is enough to breach the order and ultimately land the …

Why Fear Spreads Faster Than Facts on Social Media

Share<p><i>When health crises capture the public’s attention, social media can quickly spread rumors and misinformation. This article offers 5 data-backed</i> …

Richard Branson launches latest broadband-for-the-masses satellite project

Virgin boss Richard Branson said his company is joining forces with Qualcomm to put thousands of Internet satellites into orbit, offering Web access …

Brazil

A tiny island nation has more web addresses than the entire UK does

Tokelau is a tiny archipelago in the South Pacific, about 2,500 miles from Australia. It has 120 computers, a population of about 1,300, and a GDP of just $1.5 million—the lowest in the world. But it has more websites registered with its top-level domain than Germany, the UK, or China, according to …

New Zealand

The Week in Review: Historic Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola crisis reached new heights in the United States this week: two Americans were hospitalized with the disease and the Centers for Disease …

A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

When the Federal Communications Commission asked for public comments about the issue of keeping the Internet free and open, the response was huge. So huge, in fact, that the FCC's platform for receiving comments twice got knocked offline because of high traffic, and the deadline was extended …

Should you start using Twitter? This flowchart has the answer.

Twitter is blowing up lately. They just announced that user growth has surpassed everyone’s expectations so the stock ($TWTR) exploded up more than …

Social media: The new face of disaster response

As we continue through hurricane and wildfire season, it’s a good time to take a look at how social media has shaped disaster response.<p>During times …

Public Relations

Federal Emergency Mgmt Agency (@fema)

Forging A "Cognitive Revolution"

Patrick Soon-Shiong

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Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists and an Introduction for Humanitarian Workers

<i>Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists and an Introduction for Humanitarian Workers</i> presents a combination of …

Humanitarianism

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Google Touts Google Maps' Role in Emergency Preparedness

Google Maps is working with first responders and municipal officials around the world to help them be better prepared for natural disasters and other …

Maps

Administradores de Emergencias subrayan necesidad de voluntarios digitales

Los gestores de emergencias están reclutando un ejército de voluntarios para poder hacer frente a la riada de datos que copan las redes sociales en …

The V Word

You may have read another great article this past week in Emergency Management Magazine about the Virtual Operation Support Team concept and its …

Facebook

Reporte del Equipo de Voluntarios Digitales para Emergencias y Desastres @VOSTelsalvador<p>VOST El Salvador Reporte​​ de​​ Sismo del 07 Septiembre​ ​de …

Fort McMurray

12 Googletastic Reasons Why Google+ Communities Are the Bomb

If you want to really start enjoying the benefits of belonging to an online community, Google+ is the place to be! Once Google+ started their …

The Role of the EOC

You have been tracking the weather forecasts for many days. There's a storm coming and it's going to be bad. The fire department is calling in more …

Hurricane Andrew

Surreal shot of African migrants looking for a cell signal wins World Press Photo of the Year

World Press Photo has awarded its illustrious Photo of the Year award to American photographer John Stanmeyer for his surreal image of African migrants in Djibouti searching for cell signals from neighboring Somalia. It's a scene that quite literally couldn't have happened just a few years ago; a …

Photography

Why We Should Turn To Technology When Disaster Strikes

It's no secret that technology is constantly changing how we live our everyday lives. From how we shop, manage our finances and stay connected to friends and family, it plays a vital role.<p>So it's no surprise that technology is also changing the way we respond when disaster strikes.<p>As we've seen …

Brazil