ConnectSafely.org, the Internet safety organization I co-founded, does not take political stances, but we do stand against cyberbullying, which means we must speak out against it, even when it comes from the President of the United States.
The latest global cyberattack is a good reminder of the importance of “safer computing. [...]
The BBC has posted an article saying that "the creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine." It recommends, "creating a read-only file - named perfc - and placing it within a computer's "C:\Windows" folder, the attack will be stopped in its tracks.
Read the full story on the BBC website [...]
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Google's YouTube today announced a Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism. [...]
Snapchat has just released its new Snap Map feature that can share your location with Snapchat friends via a map. The feature is off by default so, if you want to share you location, you have to opt-in. Also, it only shares your location with people you’ve friended on Snapchat. Your location isn’t public (though anyone who knows your location could share it with others). More… [...]
Glympse is teaming up with Microsoft to offer its services to business that make house calls so that customers will know the exact time that the cable guy, the electrician or the pizza delivery person will arrive at their door.
Click for Larry’s podcast with Drs. Bullock and Won This post first appeared in the San Jose Mercury News When I think of virtual reality, I think of playing games or being immersed in a 360 degree video experience where the action takes place all around me. But when Kim Bullock and Andrea Stevenson Won talk about VR, they have something else in mind — helping patients cope with [...]
In an effort to lure customers aware from Verizon and other competitors, Sprint is offering a year's worth of cellular service -- including unlimited text, talk and data. After that customers will pay $60 a month should they continue, but there is no contract and no obligation. [...]