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Online Tracking of Children Legislation

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senate bill s1700-113, “Safeguards Against Tracking Children Online” is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate. The bill is intended to ban online tracking of children. In the bill the definition of a child is between the ages of 12 and 16 years of age. But the legislation currently being debated is very similar to...

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President Obama to Unlock Cell Phones

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A bill making  it legal to unlock cell phones so they can be used on any service provider’s network has arrived at the White House. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation. The House passed the legislation after the bill passed the Senate last week.  The bill reverses a decision by the Library of...

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Easy Ways to Protect Your Privacy

July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teaching black people about the digital age is what this blog is all about. And black people need to understand what information collection is and stop surrendering so much of it. We ignore the incessant collection of personal information for the sake of convenience. In the end it doesn’t just demean us but all people....

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Microsoft‘s Internet Explorer is leaving users vulnerable to hackers and other cyber criminals. A recent study conducted by Bromium Labs revealed that Internet Explorer was highly vulnerable when targeted by hackers.  Adobe Flash was indicated as a major weakness for Internet Explorer and another prime target for hackers. Bromium Labs’ report also stated that, “The notable aspect...

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Maybe Goodwill Industries Had a Data Breach

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Goodwill Industries Inc.,one of America’s biggest and best known non-profit organizations is working with federal officials to investigate the possibility of a data breach. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Goodwill says it was notified Friday by fraud investigators for a payment card processor and federal authorities who said payment card numbers may have been stolen from some...

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Home Wi-Fi Security

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

We are in the era of wireless connectivity. Most African-American homes have an Internet connection that comes through the cable or telephone wires. But once inside the signal goes to a wireless router that allows you to access the Internet. Your home Wi-Fi allows you to use your laptop, tablet or other device anywhere in...

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African-American Websites Not Black Owned

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Using the Internet is not a color issue. People use the Internet for every possible reason but it really boils down to what do you need or want? Are you looking for news, recipes, new shoes or lost friends? It’s the Internet and all it does is provide information. That’s what African-American websites do. Its what...

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A recent study of online banks and merchants by Kaspersky Labs indicate that banks pay up but don’t bother to investigate cybrecrime. These banks would rather pay off the claim rather than secure their systems. Even with the skyrocketing rate of information theft banks and merchants are simply compensating their customers for fraudulent charges. More...

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Top 100 African-Americans on Social Media

July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Eelan Media recently released its list of the Top 100 Most Influential Black People in Digital and Social Media. The list contains a powerful cross section of global entertainers, politicians, business people and activist. The group is recognized for its blogging, tweeting, Facebook, YouTube and Vine videos, posting on Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and answering questions on...

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Google Used Street View to Steal Data

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you didn’t know by now Google Street View can show the whole world where you live and exactly what your home looks like. Yep; they can see those new drapes, the  car in the driveway and the nicely manicured lawn you’re so proud of. Everybody can get a good look and I do mean...

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