Social media is not private, no matter what your settings say

Maine Lobster Festival Strips Sea Goddess Taylor Hamlin of Crown | PEOPLE.com Taylor Hamlin dreamed of winning the Maine Lobster Festival’s prestigious Maine Sea Goddess pageant since she was a little girl, but two social media photos deemed “inappropriate” by competition officials would cause the 18 year old to be stripped of the title just 24 hours after […]

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Signing away rights using G Suite for Education

When my son started middle school last month, he brought home a slew of consent forms for this that and the other. Most weren’t problematic, but one was deeply troubling to me — the consent form for the Google Education App. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the form […]

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Why Emma Watson won’t take selfies with fans

The actress, 26, famed for her role in the Harry Potter franchise, said she opts out of agreeing to have her picture taken in an attempt to lower the risk of being tracked. Speaking to Harpers Bazaar she said: “For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. Source: Emma Watson […]

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Giving privacy for better behavior

There’s a natural state of heightened attention to the self when we know we’re being watched, Bernstein notes. “Our practiced response become better,” he told me, “our unpracticed responses become worse.” So actions that have been drilled by the boss may well turn out better when everyone believes the boss is watching. On the other […]

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