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.)
Deathcasting: Teen commits suicide in front of Webcam Summary: An emotionally vulnerable young college student committed suicide by lethal drug overdose while talking to others via his webcam last week. After threatening to kill himself, the teen was
MySpace verdict, should social networks do more to protect consumers? Summary: Thirteen-year-old Megan Meier killed committed suicide just over two years ago after being cyberbullied by Lori Drew, the mother of an ex-friend. Lori Drew was indicted by
Technology and the risks involved in using it don't have to be difficult to understand. Common Craft does a great job of explaining online technology and associated risks in simple terms in a series of short video pieces they call "In Plain English".
In Sour Economy, Some Scale Back on Medications Summary New research from IMS Health, a research firm that tracks prescriptions, shows consumers are struggling to afford prescription medications in the current economy. The extent of the difficulties patients
Summary A state sponsored study in Maryland has placed Webcams in the cars of teen drivers to record unsafe driving maneuvers. Heralded by parents and researchers, it is hoped the cameras will reduce the number of deaths among teen drivers. Not surprisingly,