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Friday, July 17, 2015

Ten Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Posting Something Online


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What the Internet safety community can learn from the TSA failure

By Larry Magid

As has been widely reported, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed in 67 out of 70 tests when government agents were successfully able to sneak potential weapons past airport checkpoints. These are the same checkpoints that confiscate bottles of water and shampoo with more than 3 fluid ounces.

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A Brief History of People Getting Fired for Social Media Stupidity

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Just last week, six HSBC bankers in Birmingham, England, were fired over re-enacting (and recording, and posting on Instagram) a mock ISIS beheading. One of the bank employees – the one who nabbed the coveted leading role of beheading victim – rocked an orange jumpsuit as he kneeled in front of his five colleagues, who did a lovely job as a supporting ensemble in black tracksuits and balaclavas. They were fired after the super-insensitive clip circulated online, of course. In their defense, the video was reportedly made during a work-sponsored team-building exercise, and you can only do so many trust falls before it becomes boring and, quite frankly, dangerous.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Read or print A Parents’ Guide to is a social network on mobile devices and the Web that allows you to ask questions—to your friends or others who also use the service. People use to ask all sorts of things about life, religion, politics, books, pop culture, food, travel and much more.  Read more >>>

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