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Friday, 04 April 2014 00:00

Smartphone Theft Becoming a Major Issue

Easy Targets If you’re like most people, the single most valuable item you carry around with you on a daily basis is your smartphone. And that fact has certainly not gone unnoticed by the criminal elements of our society. Smartphones are easy to steal and easy to resell, often retaining much of their original value, even on the black market. Stealing a smartphone can be much easier than stealing a wallet or a purse - a single moment while your…
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00

Children pornography and the internet

A Potentially Dangerous Combination It can be argued that for a healthy adult, the viewing of some types of pornography is essentially a harmless diversion. It’s certainly popular enough - many of the new technologies introduced in recent years (both online and offline) have been intimately related to the porn industry, and in some cases, were developed and popularized largely in response to the enormous demand for pornographic content.As innocuous as some porn may be - and there are, of…
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…