Instagram 101

Instagram 101
Instagram is a photo sharing social network mobile app (application) in which users take square sized photos and apply special filters to obtain a variety of unique looks. Users have the ability to follow others and have others follow them similar to Twitter and there is a comment thread for each photo similar to postings ...

Today is the day to lock down your child’s Instagram account

If you have a child using Instagram to communicate with friends, now is the time to make sure your child’s account as well as their friends’ accounts are all private unless you want photos of your child sold to advertisers without your permission or payment. From Jenna Wortham and Nick Bilton’s article in The New ...

Facebook’s deal to track your offline activity and how to stop it

Facebook's deal to track your offline activity and how to stop it
Now that Facebook is a publicly traded company, it was inevitable that they would soon be partnering with entities that would provide more profit and value to the stock of the organization. The latest news from Financial Times states that Facebook is working with Datalogix, a data company known for their detailed collection of household ...

OpenDNS: the Holy Grail for home Internet safety 1

OpenDNS: the Holy Grail for home Internet safety
Say you’ve put the parental controls on the home computer and you keep your kid from using your smart phone but have you forgotten about the Wii, the PS3 and the iPod touch? How do you keep your kids from accessing pornography, drugs and the like? The answer is to start at where your Internet ...

Protecting our kids from big data 2

Providing for your children’s safety online has always been a hot topic, but recently even the likes of McDonald’s have come under fire for their lack of privacy online with children. In today’s New York Times, author Natasha Singer writes about children’s advocacy groups filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commission yesterday about the lack ...