The UK is developing an internet safety strategy in an attempt to secure a position as “the safest place in the world for young people to go online”.
Parents who simply hand an iPhone or iPad to a child and let them play a favorite game risk children buying expensive in-game items. But the new version of iOS has some great defenses built in.
When parents post photographs and information about their children to social media, what are the privacy implications for those children when they’re grown? What happens on the internet tends to stay on the internet, and not necessarily in a good way.
It seems like every few days there is a new story involving teenaged girls being tricked or blackmailed into sending compromising pictures of themselves to their tormenters. For the last few years, the FBI has been warning that this crime – “Sextortion” – is on the rise.
Update: It seems like the initial article is inaccurate and that Paul Rellis never made any such comments about a 14 year old breaking into the X-Box live servers and have not offered to mentor him http://kotaku.com/5805742/microsoft-is-helping-an-xbox-live-hacker-develop-his-talent TekGoblin reports (http://www.tekgoblin.com/2011/05/27/14-year-old-call-of-duty-hacker-hired-by-microsoft/) that a teenager who broke into the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 gameservers last