Highlights of the latest news,
laws, products and potential risks,
research, predatory methods and more
Here you'll find highlights of the latest articles on Internet safety worth reading——laws, products (and potential risks), research, predatory methods, and so on—along with my take on what's important in these stories.
If you see something in the news you think I should know about, send it to AskLinda@look-both-ways.com . (Don’t forget to send a link to the source article.)
13 June 2007 Summary Google has agreed to reduce the length of time it stores individual Web search results from two years to 18 months in response to criticism by privacy activists and the European Union. (These results are "gathered every time Google’s
Two major mobile companies have banded together to combat mobile spam, and enable carriers to provide content filtering tools to individuals and parents to allow them to determine the type of content they feel is appropriate for themselves and their families.
4 Jun 2007 Summary McAfee has updated its Search Engine Safety Research. (See my 11 Dec 2006 blog .) It reports that although the safety of using search engines has improved slightly, searching still presents more risk than it should to consumers. Read
May 3, 2007 Summary The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee convened a forum titled “Just the Facts about Online Youth Victimization” to help debunk common myths about internet risks to youth in this country. On the panel were four outstanding
June 4 2007 Summary McAfee has updated their Search Engine Safety Research (see my previous blog from Dec 2006) and though the safety of consumers using search engines has improved by about 1 percent, searching still represents considerable risk to consumers.