Digital Dating Abuse

Most of us have heard about cyberbullying, but what about “Digital Dating Abuse”. The difference between cyberbullying and digital dating abuse; cyberbullying usually involves at least two people who don’t like one another, while digital dating abuse usually involves two people who usually like one another and are attracted or dating one another. Although different,

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Surrendering Our Privacy

Surrendering Our Privacy: Given that the Internet has now created this enabling digital echo system that many of us have been sucked into out of convenience or necessity, are we the users really thinking about the privacy concerns associated with such access????? Often, we are placing too much information on-line, especially in Social Networks, which

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Are Schools Ready

South Korean Ministry of Education reported that by the end of 2015, they will have moved all student over to digital school books using tablet technology (such as the iPad), and are willing to spend 2 billion dollars US to make it happen:   http://www.neowin.net/news/south-korean-kids-to-dump-textbooks-for-tablets-by-2015   This article really got me thinking about what we

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Cell Phones/Smartphones/PDA’s

Some interesting statistics specific to cell phones/Smartphone/PDA’s:   Cell phones, which have under 30 years in existence, are one of the most rapid developing technologies the world has ever known, which was estimated to have reached the 4 billion mark by the end of 2008. The mobile phone is now approaching the functionality of a

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Who’s Watching

Several months ago I brought to the attention of users at another forum, a software program known as “Firesheep” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NAM8oG … re=related ) This computer based program allowed “creepers” to view on-line sessions in places like Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon where a user was accessing these sites via an open and unsecured WiFi network. These

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Data Mining,The Slippery Slope

Will Canada Follow Along, I Hope Not: Recently a ruling by the United States Federal Trade Commission gave Internet data mining companies the legal right to collect our past, present and future posts on social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, and then sell it to employers as a “background” checking service for potential job applicants.

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