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Keeping your kids safer(r) on Kik

August 4, 2017

Click to read Parents guide Thomas Fox-Brewster’s recent Forbes post about child exploitation on Kik raises issues that can’t be ignored. As Fox-Brewster documents, there have been reports of far too much illegal child abuse material on the service as well as cases of young people being targeted for grooming. Coincidentally, this report came the same week that my non-profit internet [...]

How to be sure you’re using reputable filters when looking at the eclipse of the sun

August 3, 2017

America will experience an eclipse of the sun on August 21st but before you look up, look up to the sky, look on the Internet for a list of reputable vendors. As Forbes.com pointed out: Fortunately, there are special eclipse glasses you can get that allow you to watch the eclipse without harming your eyes. Unfortunately, some eclipse glasses aren’t safe to use, so you shouldn’t use [...]

White House officials and Eric Trump respond to fake emails

August 1, 2017

CNN and CNET are reporting how Eric Trump, fired White House Communications DirectorAnthony Scaramucci and Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert wound up responding to fake emails from a British prankster that appeared to be coming from fellow White House staffers. CNN story CNET story [...]

Dystopian Fear Of Facebook’s AI Experiment Is Highly Exaggerated

August 1, 2017

The media is full of reports about Facebook’s recent artificial intelligence experiments that resulted in machines creating their own language that humans couldn’t understand. It’s been further reported that Facebook pulled the experiment out of fear that they had created something they couldn’t control. While the story is not completely fake news, it has been distorted [...]

Investors sexual harassment of female entrepreneurs

July 4, 2017

Silicon Valley venture capital companies need to get their act together in terms of how women are treated. That includes more respectful treatment of staffers and fellow investors but also the female entrepreneurs who's companies they fund [...]
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