“Safer Socializing on the Internet” Presentation to the AARP

 On December 1, 2011 I gave an hour-long presentation on “Safer Socializing on the Internet” to the AARP of Washington as part of an all-day “Get Connected” event in Spokane, Washington.  This was a consumer presentation covering the basics of adult online safety, including how ensure your PC is patched and protected, and online safety…

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The Week in Online Safety, December 26, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, December 26, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – Teens,Sexting and ‘Cyberbaiting’, Voice of America, Dec. 18, 2011 Canada – Police irked by the rise of online vigilantism, CNews, Dec. 23, 2011 Australia – Aussies want parental control from ISPs, and they’d…

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The Week in Online Safety, December 19, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, December 19, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – Facebook throws potentially suicidal users a Lifeline, CNET, Dec. 13, 2011 U.S. – Who’s Opposed To .XXX Domain Names? Not Exactly Whom You’d Think, NPR, Dec. 14, 2011 U.S. – Internet Compulsion Disorder:…

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New White Paper Details Privacy Safeguards of Office 365

 Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft, writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Privacy is a top priority for many users of cloud computing, so Microsoft today is releasing a white paper that details many of the specific data protection policies, procedures and tools that have been integrated into Office 365, our newest cloud…

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The Week in Online Safety, December 12, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, December 12, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – When Children Text All Day, What Happens To Their Social Skills?, The Huffington Post, Dec. 9, 2011 U.S. – New .xxx domain for porn debuts to mixed feelings, USA Today, Dec. 6, 2011…

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Wanted: Technology Breakthroughs to Fight Child Sex Trafficking

Samantha Doerr, Public Affairs Manager, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: There are few online crimes more heartbreaking than technology-facilitated crimes against children, which is why Microsoft is working with experts to advance innovation to combat them, including a research effort on child sex trafficking being introduced today by…

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The Week in Online Safety, December 5, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, December 5, 2011A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence NewsU.S. – Schools add Internet etiquette, safety to coursework, USA Today, Nov. 30, 2011  U.S. – Are tablets good for kids to play games and watch videos?, ABC News, Dec. 2, 2011 U.S. – High…

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Microsoft Joins European Commission’s CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety

Peter Cullen, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog: Today, European Union Commissioner Neelie Kroes announced the formation of the ‘CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety.’ Microsoft is pleased to be a founding member of this coalition, which is a collective effort of government and industry to discuss best…

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