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Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00

The dangers of photo sharing

A Picture is Worth… The old saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words”, has never been more relevant than today, but now it rings true for slightly different reasons. The sharing of photos online has become a universal passion, and just about anyone with an Internet connection and some sort of camera (which is pretty much everyone these days) now regularly posts and shares images on the Internet. Usually these images are aimed at friends and family, but often…
Is Your Teen Becoming Lost in Cyber-Reality? Deciding how much online time is healthy is a question that almost every parent with teenaged children has to grapple with. There are few easy answers, and if you want to start a fight with your child, just try telling he or she that you are thinking of setting some limits. It’s pretty obvious at this point that smartphones and tablets have become more than just tools - for many kids, the technology…
Friday, 14 February 2014 00:00

Being smart about Smartphones

The Future is Already Here! Those of us past a certain age could scarcely have imagined the power of the technology that has been developed in recent years. Anyone who remembers the days before personal computers and the birth of the Internet is likely to still be constantly amazed at how far we have come in a few short decades. And most of us are still struggling to stay abreast of the new developments which continue to appear at a…
Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

YouTube's "Real-Name" Policy Stirs Uproar

In a move that has angered many of the site’s longtime fans, YouTube has recently introduced the Google+ system, which requires users to log in with a “real name” instead of the anonymous usernames which were allowed in the past. Critics of the change in policy are concerned with the further erosion of anonymity on the Internet with some people predicting that the video-sharing giant will be damaged by the move.Since it bought YouTube, Google has slowly but steadily begun…
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

Strategies for Managing Your Digital Footprint

It’s been said (by Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, no less) that we are the first generation of humans with an indelible record. Due to the nature of the Internet, pretty much everything we say or do online and in our public lives is recorded and stored forever. All it takes is a quick Google search to uncover lots of details about virtually anyone and, unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to erase or alter information that’s already…