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The Worst Passwords We Ever Used in 2016 [Infographic] Password security works if you approach it right.

The Worst Passwords We Ever Used in 2016 [Infographic]

Password Rules Are Bullshit. Of the many, many, many bad things about passwords, you know what the worst is?

Password Rules Are Bullshit

Password rules. Let this pledge be duly noted on the permanent record of the Internet. Padlock - A Minimalist Password Manager. 5 Examples of Information You Should Never Post Online. [INFOGRAPHIC] Keep Your Friends Close & Your Passwords Closer. The results of the LastPass Sharing Survey are in, and it’s official: We’re all sharing passwords, and we aren’t doing it very safely.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Keep Your Friends Close & Your Passwords Closer

In fact, 95% of people share up to 6 passwords with others, including financial, business, social media, and entertainment passwords, despite the majority of people acknowledging that it’s risky to share passwords. A Simple Question for Facebook. A Simple Question for Facebook Why don’t you use your own facial recognition technology to prevent abuse by fake account creators?

A Simple Question for Facebook

Meet “Karripai Jose Chacko” a self-employed consultant from Amsterdam. He’s a rather handsome fella, eh? His photos are a tad familiar… Everything Google knows about you. Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone. Just as spring arrived last month in Iran, Meysam Rahimi sat down at his university computer and immediately ran into a problem: how to get the scientific papers he needed.

Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone

NetSafe: Cybersafety and Security advice for New Zealand. Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach. Why you should bet big on privacy. Ever felt like you were being watched online?

Why you should bet big on privacy

You know, like when you read something about New York, and the next site you visit shows you ads for New York hotels? As it turns out, on my computer, there were more than 130 companies tracking my every move (check yours here, then install this plug-in). These companies are basically engaging in mass surveillance. IP infographics copynotright. 10 tips to get a fresh start on online safety. Tips - Google. What is 'Digital Wellbeing'?

Policies & agreements

Copyright and Creative Commons. Digital Security. Online Safety 3.0 – on and off the fixed and mobile Internet. Better Internet for Kids - BIK Community. Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner. Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner. When you engage positively you are exercising your rights and responsibilities as a digital citizen, and respecting the rights of others.

Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

Kiddle search engine for children causes controversy. Image copyright Kiddle A search engine aimed at children, which blocks many common search terms including the words menstruation and balls, has gone viral.

Kiddle search engine for children causes controversy

Kiddle was registered in 2014 and is powered by Google safe search but has no connection with the tech giant. Other words blocked by the site include lesbian and gay, a decision which has angered the campaign group Stonewall. Kiddle says search results are "handpicked and checked" by its editors. What is Kiddle? The 'child-friendly' search engine which returns some worrying results.

A new website called has launched promising a child-friendly search engine for kids browsing the internet.

What is Kiddle? The 'child-friendly' search engine which returns some worrying results

But the new tool appears to have caused some confusion and concerns among users. A number of news outlets have reported the search engine site is an official Google spin-off looking to cater to young internet users. Parents have also welcomed the creation of the search engine under the impression this is 'Google for kids'. But the website has no association with Google - and does not claim to. It uses a Google Custom Search bar embedded within the website in a bid to filter out adult material. Kiddle Is A New, Safe (ish) Search Engine For Kids.

A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000. Richard Prince’s Instagram screenshots at Frieze Art Fair in New York.

A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

(Marco Scozzaro/Frieze) The Internet is the place where nothing goes to die. Why your school needs clearly defined social media policies. It’s not to stop teachers from doing the wrong thing with social media; It’s to give them confidence to use social media well, knowing there is no appearance of impropriety. If there were no balustrade on the ‘Pinnacle’ lookout in the Grampians, very few people would venture to the edge to take in the arresting view. The railing gives hikers confidence to go further than they would otherwise dare, because their safety is assured.

The balustrade doesn’t restrict people; it liberates them to go further! Is it appropriate for a teacher to reply to a student’s electronic message at 9:00 pm? 11:00 pm? Teen Messaging Apps Present Opportunities, Raise Concerns. Teenagers are beginning to move from social media sites to smartphone messaging apps, which means they can have practically complete privacy while participating in their online social world.

Popular apps include Kik, Whisper, WhatsApp,, and Line, some of which can be used while the user remains anonymous. That means no parental controls, and, at least when using Snapchat, automatic erasure of inappropriate pictures, reports Michael S. A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000. Cyber Safety - Internet Safety Tips To Stay Safe Online : InformED. Teens, Social Media, and Privacy.

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks. Digital Citizenship, Copyright and Cyber Safety. This unit can be used to develop students’ awareness of the issue of rights and responsibilities online, understanding of ethical practices and acknowledging the work of others and help them: develop an understanding of good digital citizenship learn about copyright, intellectual property and the impact of film & TV piracy learn about cyber safety concerns with infringing websites learn basic filmmaking terminology and methodology.

Scare-mongering about kids and social media helps no-one. What kind of digital parent are you? Rise in number of Aussie kids falling victim to cyberbullying. On What Facebook Knows – An Interview with the Man Behind Facebook’s Personal... Earlier this year, researchers from The University of Cambridge and Stanford University released a report which looked at how people’s Facebook activity could be used as an indicative measure of their psychological profile. What they found was pretty amazing – using the results of a 100 question psychological study, which had been completed by more than 86,000 participants through an app and mapped alongside their respective Facebook likes, the researchers developed a system which could then, based on Facebook activity alone, determine a person’s psychological make-up more accurately than their friends, their family – better even than their partners.

The research was widely reported with headlines like “Facebook Knows You Better Than Your Therapist”, stoking the coals of ongoing debates about internet privacy and the all-knowing power held by Facebook. Everything is Predictable Attention to Detail. The Digital Tattoo: Think Before You Ink. How To Bulletproof Your Reputation In The Digital Age. How Your Online Reputation Can Get Damaged & How to Fix It. (Digital) Identity in a World that No Longer Forgets. Discover what your digital footprint says about you.