The FBI’s “Cyber Surf Island” Game

It aims to promote internet safety among students

‘Cyber Surf Island is a playable, web-based game world for school children from grades 3 to 8. By playing simple games, the children learn about online threats ranging from malware to internet predators to cyber bullies. Schools can compete against each other for points and winning schools get a visit from a real FBI agent!…’

New “Surveillance-Proof” App
Silent Circle for mobiles promises to make encryption easy for everyone

But I don’t understand why the app makes governments nervous when a Super Private BitTorrent Community can be built

‘This week, after more than two years of preparation, the finished product has hit the market. Named Silent Circle, it is in essence a series of applications that can be used on a mobile device to encrypt communications—text messages, plus voice and video calls. Currently, apps for the iPhone and iPad are available, with versions for Windows, Galaxy, Nexus, and Android in the works. An email service is also soon scheduled to launch…’

A New Google Tool to Disavow Links
Do you have suspicious links on your site? You can disable them although Google says you don’t have to if it doesn’t notify or warn you

‘Today we’re introducing a tool that enables you to disavow links to your site. If you’ve been notified of a manual spam action based on “unnatural links” pointing to your site, this tool can help you address the issue. If you haven’t gotten this notification, this tool generally isn’t something you need to worry about…’

How To Enable Do Not Track In Every Web Browser
‘We’ve covered why “Do Not Track” isn’t a silver bullet that prevents you from being tracked. However, if you don’t like being tracked and want to express that preference to websites, you can enable “Do Not Track” in every browser.

‘To Google’s credit, future versions of Chrome explain exactly what Do Not Track does when you enable it. Remember that, by enabling Do Not Track, you’re just expressing a preference. Websites may or may not obey your preference…’


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