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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 After Lawsuit
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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
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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 Partners with State Attorneys General for New Privacy Initiative Facebook Partners with State Attorneys General for New 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’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned? Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?
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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 …

Facebook Is Still No Country For Sex Offenders, Says Indiana Judge Facebook Is Still No Country For Sex Offenders, Says Indiana Judge
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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 …

If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups
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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 Discusses Its Safe Browsing Record Google Discusses Its Safe Browsing Record

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 …

Volvo Introduces New Airbag Volvo Introduces New Airbag
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Swedish automaker Volvo has introduced the world’s first external airbag for pedestrians. Volvo, long known for it’s excellent safety standards for drivers, has been developing ways to ensure the safety of those outside of a vehicle as well. The company …

FTC Approves Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program Thanks to Aristotle FTC Approves Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program Thanks to Aristotle

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved The Integrity Children’s Privacy Compliance Program, designed by Aristotle International, as a “safe harbor” program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) on Friday. The COPPA rule grants websites that target viewers ages …

Travel Warnings To Mexico: Don’t Display Electronic Devices! Travel Warnings To Mexico: Don’t Display Electronic Devices!
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The U.S. State Department has updated a warning to Americans who wish to travel to Mexico. Travel.State.Gov makes several safety recommendations regarding travel to Mexico and personal safety while visiting there: “U.S. travelers should be aware that the Mexican government …

Online Digital Photos Could Endanger Kids Online Digital Photos Could Endanger Kids
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A study published in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics this month suggests that parents and caregivers could be putting children at risk if they upload digital photos that are automatically “geotagged” by their camera. Joanne Kuzma …

Facebook And Twitter Built Into Your Car? Facebook And Twitter Built Into Your Car?
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If you’re already concerned about how much people actually pay attention when they’re driving, you may have even more cause for alarm. More distractions are on the way. Responding to demand from their customers, more and more auto manufacturers are …