Category Archives: Security

Internet security issues, identity theft, child protection

The Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Last night I spoke as part of a panel discussion on the effects of the Internet on our children. I gave my take on the forces which encourage kids to use the Internet and my suggestions as to what parents … Continue reading

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Identity Theft of an Entire Family

Heard about the hackers who made off with personal data of 800,000 people connected to UCLA?  It’s big news here in Los Angeles.  Included names, Social Security numbers, birthdays and even home addresses of students, alumni, faculty, staff, etc.  Although … Continue reading

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Club Penguin – What Every 8-Year-Old Wants

Now my 8-year-old daughter has fallen into the same trap as her older brother who’s addicted to World of Warcraft.  She’s hooked on Club Penguin  – admittedly, just about the cutest world of animated penguins and casual games I’ve ever … Continue reading

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MySpace is Dead – Parents Stop Worrying

Parents worried that their teenagers are getting sucked in to MySpace can now relax – MySpace has been declared “unhip” by teens in a Washington Post article.  This was inevitable, as this fickle audience moves on to something more exciting.  … Continue reading

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Education Lead-Gen Scam

Watch out for a job-hunting / education lead-gen scam making rounds again.  If you’ve posted your resume on a job board like Monster, Yahoo HotJobs, etc. (and who hasn’t, in this biz?), you’ll soon receive a personalized e-mail from www.instanthumanresources.com … Continue reading

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