The word “Troll” is defined in the Urban Dictionary 256 times. Generally speaking, an Internet Troll is a member of an Internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others. One who posts a deliberately provocative message (generally attacking another person) with the intention of causing...
On February 5 at Wired.com, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler explained the proposal that will go before the FCC for a vote on February 26th. It has taken quite a while to get to this point, including the ruling by a federal appeals court last year striking down the earlier FCC Open Internet Rules, which were founded on classifying ISPs as information services, not common carriers.
Why is it a problem to complain or brag about your kids on social networks? Take a listen to this episode of the Social Zoom Factor podcast to hear my thoughts on this very important topic. I share some solid reasons that you need to think twice about what you post. I also provide some proactive strategies and tips to help your child and teen stay safe online while still building their online persona and brand.
Some mobile management tools allow companies to monitor devices, and differentiate between work-related and personal usage. This makes it much easier to determine what should be reimbursed. However, this introduces additional privacy issues that employees may not be comfortable with. Make sure BYOD policies are clearly communicated to employees, so they understand what expectations are, and what will be covered by the company.
Are effective online monopolies (Google has 90% of the European search market for example) a good or bad thing? Obviously in the real world monopolies are viewed with suspicion, particularly when a dominant position is then used to raise prices, unfairly squeeze competitors and generally provide a poor deal to customers. But a monopoly on its own is not enough for regulators to step in.
President Obama took a stand on net neutrality recently, fully supporting a proposal to classify broadband Internet service as a Title II utility. The White House added a page to its website describing President Obama’s plan and telling us what he believes. The President's stance appears to have thrown gasoline on an already burning fire.
While wearable tech introduces new security concerns, that shouldn’t stop organizations from considering these devices. Research the benefits and incorporate the ones that make sense. Work closely with IT in order to build security solutions, allowing you to gain the productivity of new technology without compromising your data in the process.