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Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry

Poop that mimics your facial expressions was just the beginning. It’s going to hit the fan when the face-mapping tech that powers the iPhone X’s cutesy “Animoji” starts being used for creepier purposes. And Apple just started sharing your face with lots of apps. Beyond a photo, the iPhone X’s front sensors scan 30,000 points  [ Read More ]

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Here’s How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Here’s How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast lanes” to preferred partners. For a glimpse of how the internet experience may change, look at what broadband providers are doing under the existing “net neutrality” rules. Read more…

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New Research: 3 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has an Internet-Connected Toy

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on New Research: 3 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has an Internet-Connected Toy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new study of parents of connected children released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) found that parents whose kids have their own connected device or social media account are notably more optimistic about the benefits of that technology than are those whose children do not have  [ Read More ]

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Snapchat Has a Child-Porn Problem

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Last year a 13-year-old Illinois boy learned an old, painful lesson about online relationships. After swapping messages with someone who claimed to be a 19-year-old woman in search of nude photos, he eventually sent an indecent video of himself. When he had second thoughts and tried to break off contact, “she” threatened to post the  [ Read More ]

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Social Media Isn’t Ruining Our Kids. We Are

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Social Media Isn’t Ruining Our Kids. We Are

Good news, pearl-clutchers! Someone re-examined all of our moral panic around whether or not social media is What’s Wrong With Kids These Days and all signs point to: nope. It’s no secret that parents, pediatricians, and people who have Lots of Opinions aren’t fond of the Snaptweets and Instabook posts all of our kids are  [ Read More ]

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