By Kathleen Kalk on July 6, 2009 | Tagged with
A group of UBC journalism students recently discovered that private personal data can be bought and sold – in countries such as Ghana. “E-waste” is a growing concern… just what does happen to the sensitive information we submit digitally on a day-to-day basis? Get the full story here.
China has postponed a decision on including mandatory internet filtering software with new computers sold to consumers – a plan that originally met with much criticism. Get the full story here!
Over half of teens surveyed in a recent American study admitted to using the internet to cheat on their school work, and a third of those admitted to doing so with their smartphones. Get the full story! Learn more about academic honesty and the internet…
By Kathleen Kalk on June 18, 2009 | Tagged with
A new bill tabled by the Government has the potential to compromise your online privacy by giving authorities such as police the power to intercept online messages and activities. Check out the full story here and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
By Kathleen Kalk on May 28, 2009 | Tagged with
There are two kinds of people in the world: grammar sticklers, and… everyone else. Will one more misplaced apostrophe drive YOU over the edge? You’re not alone. Check out “Yo Comments are Whack” – a dorkily funny video about internet spelling and grammar.
If you like to use flash cards, quizzes or other neat tricks to help you study, you might want to check out Quizlet, a website that lets you create online study aids and then connect with your classmates so you can share your knowledge.
That’s a lesson that Vancouver NDP candidate Ray Lam learned the hard way when his private Facebook photos were made public. On the one hand, it seems that Facebook privacy settings may not be enough to keep private what you may not want to share beyond your friends. On the other hand, when you are […]
Sadly, that’s the message in a recent blog post by Seth Godin: Personal Branding in the Age of Google. He recounts an all too familiar tale of potential employer digging up the dirt on potential employees… How do you avoid this? Live like a saint (or almost) or review these tutorial pages: Employers Dig For […]
By Kathleen Kalk on February 1, 2009 | Tagged with
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