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Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

By Josh Wolford April 9, 2014

Everyone can agree that any deaths that stem from distracted driving are tragic, but 3,328 in a single year? That’s just staggering. In light of these shocking numbers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is doing something they’ve never done before–run …

Navy Yard Shooting; Can We Stop Future Shootings? Navy Yard Shooting; Can We Stop Future Shootings?
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Authorities have identified the perpetrator responsible for the Navy Yard shooting as Aaron Alexis, a man who enlisted in the Navy in 2007 yet was let go from the Navy Reserve in 2011 after being arrested in Texas. While Aaron …

Roller Coaster Set To Reopen In Texas After Fatal Fall 2 Months Ago Roller Coaster Set To Reopen In Texas After Fatal Fall 2 Months Ago
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A roller coaster in Texas was the cause of a death of a young woman two months ago. It is set to reopen this weekend, with new safety measures put in place. The event occurred at Six Flags Over Texas …

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study
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Americans’ vision of the rural U.S. is often the idyllic Mayberry setting of The Andy Griffith Show. However, a new study has now shown that the rural U.S. can actually be more dangerous than U.S. cities. The study, to be …

Facebook Teams with State AGs on Privacy Initiative Facebook Teams with State AGs on Privacy Initiative

Facebook, who is always fighting an uphill battle to when it comes to privacy and users’ trust, has just announced a joint initiative with the National Association of Attorneys General that they say will “provide teens and their parents with …

Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief Google Snags a New Self-Driving Car Safety Chief
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Google, who has been working very hard to get their self-driving cars on the road, has just made another leap forward for the initiative. Just a couple months after having driverless cars legalized in California, Google has made a significant …

Facebook Ramps Up Its Anti-Bullying Initiative Facebook Ramps Up Its Anti-Bullying Initiative
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In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, Facebook it taking a few steps to insert itself deeper into the cause, including the launch of a new bullying resource page and the backing of a national ad campaign for bullying prevention. “For …

Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated
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Let’s face it, kids are jerks – jerks that have been picking on other kids since the dawn of time. Bullies are a part of life, and sometimes bullying can make its way out of the schoolyard and into the …

Facebook Is Still Debating Letting In Preteens Facebook Is Still Debating Letting In Preteens
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I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the …

Judge: Sex Offenders To Stay Banned From Facebook Judge: Sex Offenders To Stay Banned From Facebook
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“Sex offenders are deplorable and allowing them access to our children via Facebook is criminal.” How about “it’s a universal human right, protected by the constitution, to be able to access these forms of communication as they amount to free …

Consumer Groups Weigh In On Preteen Facebook Users Consumer Groups Weigh In On Preteen Facebook Users
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Facebook’s longstanding rules on preteens accessing the service may be changing, as we learned earlier this month that the company was mulling the possibility of letting kids under the age of 13 join the network. Of course, opening up Facebook …

Google Talks About Safe Browsing Measures Google Talks About Safe Browsing Measures

No, this isn’t an advertisement for the benefits Google’s Chrome browser provides. Not even vicariously. Instead, the latest post over at the Google Security Blog is discussing the measures Google has taken to keep browsers safe through a number of …

New App Wants To Be An iWitness To Crime New App Wants To Be An iWitness To Crime
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It’s a rough world out there, and you can find yourself in a dangerous situation in the blink of an eye. There have always been a variety of tools that people carry in order to feel safe – pepper spray, …

Facebook May Soon Let Kids Under 13 Join The Party Facebook May Soon Let Kids Under 13 Join The Party
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Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities section 4, article 5 clearly states that “You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.” But according to sources quoted by the Wall Street Journal, that may soon be changing. Apparently, Facebook …

Parents, Pre-Teens, and the Facebook Minefield Parents, Pre-Teens, and the Facebook Minefield
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Do you remember the first thought that popped into your head when your pre-teen cousin sent you a friend request on Facebook? If you don’t I’ll attempt to jog your memory. It probably went something like this: “What the hell? …

Google Is Being More Careful With Your Password Google Is Being More Careful With Your Password
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Google put out its monthly list of algorithm changes today. There were 50 changes in all, though technically not every single one of them is related to the Google algorithm. There was an interesting changes listed related to users’ passwords. …

NASA HUD Glasses Help Pilots See Through Foggy Skies NASA HUD Glasses Help Pilots See Through Foggy Skies

While Google’s anticipated HUD glasses may appeal to more pedestrian tastes, NASA has developed a similar type of head-gear with the nobler ambitions of safely steering pilots through difficult flying conditions. Essentially, the heads-up display for NASA’s glasses will overlay …