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Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity

You may think that the world of cybersecurity is only populated with shadowy criminal organizations hacking elections and stealing corporate data, but cyberattacks afflict the big and small alike. Every day millions of cyberattacks hit the U.S. alone, and they’re growing in number and intensity every year. While governments and businesses beef up cybersecurity, cybercriminals modify their malicious software to …

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New Study Shows “Fake News” Part of Parents’ Concerns about Online Activities

Controversies around “fake news” sites aren’t just nightly news fodder or political footballs. As it turns out, they’re new additions to the list of parental fears, sitting alongside computer viruses, social media, and online sexual predators. Parents today aren’t just worried about their kids watching internet porn. Many are concerned their child will read a Breitbart article or watch a …

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Is Roblox Safe for Your Kid?

The internet continues to create conflicts for parents who want to give their children the benefits it provides without exposing them to the dangers it harbors. Online videos games are part of that struggle. Staying up-to-date on safety issues helps parents better negotiate the benefits and costs of online gaming. Parents want to provide their children with the tools for …

GDPR offers new protections for young adults

From May 2018, a new data protection law – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – will come into force, designed to better protect the privacy of European citizens. GDPR gives consumers a number of rights over the personal data that companies collect, and forces those businesses to better protect the information too. If a company does breach the GDPR, …

Your Roomba wants to sell your home’s map

Earlier this week iRobot CEO Colin Angle shared with Reuters that the data collected by iRobot devices (such as Roomba) over the years may eventually be shared with third parties. Even though iRobot’s robotic vacuum cleaners are not as smart as R2-D2, some of the high-end models, such as the $900 Roomba 980 robotic vacuum cleaner, are known to contain …

Is Youtube Safe For Kids?

It can be surprising for parents that someone like Pewdie Pie has a net worth of millions of dollars, or that watching someone else play videogames is a billion dollar business thanks to streaming companies like Youtube. The types of videos that young children gravitate towards often surprise us, as the trends are constantly changing. To avoid any nasty shocks …

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Cyberbullying and “13 Reasons Why”

How “13 Reasons Why” can help fight cyberbullying The Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why has become a worldwide smash hit with teenagers drawn into the tale of a teenage girl’s suicide. Dealing with powerful issues like sexual assault, drugs, bullying and of course, suicide, the program has won praise from critics and viewers alike. The dark, adult tone of …

Eight everyday security tips for the whole family

From the youngest to the oldest in your household, every member of the family uses the Internet and apps to inform, entertain and maintain contact with their loved ones. This Sunday, May 15th, is International Day of Families and to celebrate, here are some basic tips to keep your family safe while navigating the web. Updates Make sure that your operating system and programs or applications are updated properly. Manufacturers often …

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Cyber-crooks can use your wireless mouse and keyboard!

Remember how the problems you had with the nightmare of tangled cables going in and out of your computer went away the day you discovered wireless devices? In fact, you swore never to touch a wired device again after buying a keyboard and mouse capable of communicating with your computer without needing to be physically connected to it. You even …

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Honey, they’ve hacked the TV: The security callenges facing Smart TVs.

If Facebook and many more Internet platforms are capable of showing personalized ads on your computer according to your online behavior, why shouldn’t the same be true for our smart TVs? Paul McMillan, a German security expert, has proven that smart TVs are so smart that they can analyze the programs or films that you watch so as to be …