Category Archives: Family

What Those Facebook Quizzes Don’t Tell You about Yourself (Or Your Privacy)

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I worry about one of my Facebook friends. Nineteen of her last 20 Facebook posts are the results of Facebook quizzes. All 19 of them were quizzes she took one night last week when she was having trouble sleeping, I … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Kids from Making In-App Purchases

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A few weeks ago, a British 7-year-old nearly drained his parent’s bank account by memorizing his dad’s iPad and Apple ID passwords, and then buying over £4000 (about $5,900) in Dino Bucks used for upgrades in the iTunes game Jurassic … Continue reading

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Dinesh D’Souza’s Lesson on the First Amendment & Hate Speech

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Let me begin by saying that my political opinions couldn’t possibly be farther from Dinesh D’Souza’s unless he suddenly abandoned the Republican Party in favor of the Nazis.  Not that I’m accusing the arch-conservative of being a Nazi. He’s not. … Continue reading

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What To Do If You Are The Victim Of Revenge Porn

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By Jonathan Bailey, Plagiarism Today Revenge and non-consensual pornography is a growing problem online. Leaked private photos, either through acts of malice or simple accidents means that more and more people, mostly women, are finding their personal photos on the … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Phone Scams & Report Scammers

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I don’t often publish content from other writers. But this article on the 8 most common phone scams targeting American families is too good not to share. Some of them — like the “free” vacation scam — target low-income families … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Chauffeur Service: Busy Fall

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I haven’t posted much lately, and there’s a reason. My 14-year-old has been extra busy. He’s rehearsing for one show, auditioning a lot, taking day-time private lessons and classes, and being home-schooled for the first time. (We gave up on … Continue reading

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Cheating Site Claims Customer Data Copyright

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I have zero sympathy for self-described hypocrites like Josh Duggar whose personal data from the online cheating site Ashley Madison was hacked and disclosed. (Both men and women used the site, although most media reports have focused on cheating husbands … Continue reading

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Google’s New Your Timeline Feature Creates Safety, Privacy Worries

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On Tuesday, July 21, Google announced something called Your Timeline a Google Maps tool that promises to enable users to “rediscover” the places they’ve been on any given day, the route taken to get there, and the photos taken along … Continue reading

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Summertime Security for Your Smartphone

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Memorial Day has come and gone, and our family is planning its summer vacation. Bet yours is, too. One lesson we learned the hard way recently is that the mobile devices every family member carries contain WAY too much personal … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Lost Mobile Device

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Like most families these days, my family has gone mobile. My husband carries an Android phone and a Google tablet everywhere. Our 14-year-old has a Chromebook issued by his school, a Windows phone, and an iPad. I have an iPad … Continue reading

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