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During a Pandemic, Civility Needs Strengthening, Too

During a Pandemic, Civility Needs Strengthening, Too

by Lynette Owens While we all strive to stay healthy and positive during this pandemic, let’s not kid ourselves: COVID-19 has us all on edge.  We’re worried about our physical health and that of our loved ones and we’re struggling to grasp what...

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Protecting Your Family on Video Chat Apps

Protecting Your Family on Video Chat Apps

By Lynette Owens As many of us continue to stay at home due to the current pandemic, one thing is abundantly clear: Video communication is our present and our future. Humans are social creatures by nature. We thrive on conversations, shared...

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3 Ways to Help Your Family Online As You #StayAtHome

3 Ways to Help Your Family Online As You #StayAtHome

The spread of COVID-19 may have limited our ability to do many things, but it hasn’t hampered our mission to help parents and kids use technology in safe, responsible and successful ways. As we all do our part to keep our families and others safe...

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Facebook Now Shows Us What We’re Doing Off-Facebook

Facebook Now Shows Us What We’re Doing Off-Facebook

By Lynette Owens On the heels of Data Privacy Day last week, Facebook introduced the “Off-Facebook Activity” tool, which shows you all of the businesses and apps that give information about you to Facebook.  This information seems to be collected...

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Taking a Stand Against the Reality of Deepfakes

Taking a Stand Against the Reality of Deepfakes

by Lynette Owens What percent of the content on the internet do you believe is true?  While there is certainly lots of reliable information online, it’s getting increasingly difficult to tell the genuine from the rumor-mill, the real from the fake...

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Nine Years On: A Wish List for Data Privacy Day

Nine Years On: A Wish List for Data Privacy Day

by Lynette Owens Nine years ago, I wrote a piece to coincide with Data Privacy Day 2011. It listed my top five hopes for how the industry could evolve to better protect the privacy of everyday consumers and their families. Fast forward to 2020, and...

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