Social media is a really useful tool for connecting with old friends, keeping a large group of people like your son’s Little League team informed, and generally making a very big world a little bit smaller through the internet. But social media isn’t so fun when users are scammed, threatened, or defrauded; sometimes the damage is just a little naïve embarrassment, as a resurgence of an old hoax has caused.
One of the major truths about innovation is that a new invention tends to come first, and then the law has to catch up to it. Cars became a reality, then came speed limits and rules about headlights and seat belts.
Automotive technology has come a long way since the birth of the Ford Motor Company. Past advances have made driving easier, safer, and more convenient, while current innovations will make driving possible for the visually impaired, those with limited mobility, and more.
Social media is a really great tool. It’s important for businesses to reach their customers, for agencies to share widespread messages, and for families and friends to keep up with one another. But it becomes a lot less great when tech users aren’t actually aware of how it works or how to protect themselves online.
In the world of social media, big names like Facebook and Instagram have become household names. But the truth is there are a lot of other platforms that you may not be aware of, ones that have distinct purposes and privacy concerns. (Note: if you have teenagers, there’s an excellent chance they know all about the platforms you’ve never heard of!)
It’s been jokingly called the biggest lie on the internet, but failure to read the terms and conditions of a website is really no laughing matter. With only 7% of survey respondents claiming that they read the full terms before clicking “I have read and understand these terms and condition,” it still somehow comes as a surprise to people who later fall victim to what they think are privacy violations.
The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with not only keeping the country safe from many different kinds of threats, but also presumably to do so while honoring the individual rights of the people.