Article Query: Internet Safety
September 23, 2011

We are just a week away from the month of October, and October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  The goal of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, conducted every October since 2004 and sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is to improve cyber security posture and preparedness, and to encourage everyone to [...]

August 30, 2011

According to a joint survey by the University of Pennsylvania and University of California-Berkeley, 84% of consumers object to being tracked online, with many seeing it as a violation of their online privacy.  With that type of user feedback, it is not surprising that this week’s launch of a “Do Not Track” option by the Interactive [...]

August 26, 2011

There has been a lot of discussion lately concerning Internet security and privacy, spurred on by what seems like an almost daily occurrence of web site hacking and the loss of confidential data.  Medical facilities, private industry, and governments alike struggle to come to grips with new methods of cyber crime and cyber terrorism.  While [...]

February 23, 2009

U.S. Republican politicians on Thursday introduced a bill that would require Internet service providers and network operators to track the use of and maintain records for their publicly accessible wired and wireless networks. Two bills have been introduced — S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House. Each of the bills carries the title [...]

January 24, 2009

If current predictions are correct, 2009 will be a tougher year than 2008 in terms of the economy. In tough economic times such as these it becomes increasingly important for us to follow recommended safety practices when going online. As the numbers of Internet-related fraud and financial scams continue to increase we should expect the [...]

January 24, 2009

We’re learning this week that we have officially passed the one billion number in terms of people using the Internet. Eric Schonfeld writes in his article on TechCrunch that the number is probably higher than that. One billion is a staggering number, even though it makes up only 15 to 22 percent of the world’s [...]