Category Archives: Security

Internet security issues, identity theft, child protection

Surviving World of Warcraft with your Child

World of Warcraft (WOW), owned by Blizzard Entertainment, itself owned by Vivendi, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) launched less than 2 years ago which now has 1.5+ million players paying $15 per month.  Including my 10-year-old son … Continue reading

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Free Our Social Security Numbers!

Personal Identity and security must evolve beyond trying to keep our information “secret” – one’s Social Security Number is a great example of this flawed strategy.  We have to assume that our SSN is publicly known (or easily found out) … Continue reading

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School Presentation – Internet Advertising

Below is a link to a PowerPoint presentation I gave this evening as part of a panel discussion on Internet usage by children to teenagers:  The Internet:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. My primary point was that kids will use … Continue reading

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Information Persistence 2 – 'Internet Herpes'

Explaining to others (especially those under 20) the consequences of Information Persistence, that what we post on the Internet will remain accessible, searchable and visible forever begs for some analogies to the “old” world, so I’ll continue my Sex Ed … Continue reading

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Information Persistence – The Impossible Eraser

Very few people realize that nearly every article, photo, blog, posting on the web will literally live on forever.  Parents don’t realize this, and their children do not understand the consequences. Thank goodness I went through school before MySpace and cellphone … Continue reading

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