FBI Warns Travelers About Automatically Joining WiFi Hotspots

On the eve of the holiday travel season, the FBI’s Oregon field office is warning travelers about the danger of letting their computers and devices automatically connect to open WiFi networks. Many devices have a feature that allows them to…

New Chrome Feature Will Alert You If Your Password Is Stolen

In a blog post today, Google announced the addition of a significant security feature to Chrome, one that will alert users if their password has been stolen. With new data breaches occurring and being reported on a near-daily basis, people’s…

Facebook Parents Portal Launched to Keep Kids Safe

Facebook today launched the Parents Portal to help educate parents on keeping their kids safe on Facebook and the internet in general. “Today we are launching the Facebook Parents Portal, featuring new resources for parents on Facebook,” said Antigone Davis,…

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include…

Should Facebook Monitor Chats to Help Snag Child Predators?

Let’s face it; social media and privacy are always going to be two warring parties. Sure, privacy controls help users define who can see what on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest (and some sites offer simpler, more accessible privacy…

Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated

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…

Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?

I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline,…

Most Teen Girls Don’t Tell Parents When Facebook Creeps Chat Them Up

If you’re fortunate enough to have already gotten your awkward and formative teenage years out of the way, count your lucky stars because teenagers are all but being sucked down into the third level of internet hell these days. A…

Dads Spend 50% More Time Online with their Kids [Infographic]

The old cliche that dads are too busy to spend any time with their kids is the subject of this next inforgraphic from online schools.com. Yes it’s more common to see images of moms helping their children study and learn…

Porn Surfing Is Safer Than Browsing Religious Sites

Is this a good definition of irony? The fact that, according to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, porn sites are, by and large, safer for web surfers than sites dedicated to faith and religion? If irony is getting the opposite…