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You are responsible for what you post, share or maybe even ‘like’

October 16, 2016

By Larry Magid In the words of Bernard Baruch, “Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.” He said that in 1950, but if he were alive today, he’d probably be saying it with even more urgency. I see and hear false facts almost every day, from cable news pundits, politicians, so-called “news” sites and from some folks I follow on Twitter [...]

Facebook Marketplace where users can buy & sell with their neighbors

October 3, 2016

Facebook Marketplace   Over the next few days, Facebook will be rolling out Marketplace on its smartphone app. Think of it as Craigslist meets NextDoor all wrapped up inside your Facebook app. The feature, according to a blog post by Facebook’s Director of Product Management Mary Ku, shows items listed by people near you, but you can also find specific items by searching and [...]

Online polls can be misleading

September 28, 2016

At a Florida rally the day after the presidential debate, Donald Trump said that “almost every single poll had us winning the debate against crooked Hillary Clinton, big league.” But notwithstanding Trump’s charge about Clinton’s honesty, these online polls themselves were a bit “crooked,” or at the very least unscientific and unreliable. The scientific polls that came out a couple of days later all showed that most people felt Clinton won the debate [...]

Lock Down Your Login

September 28, 2016

The White House and the National Cyber Security Alliance have teamed up to promote a new STOP. THINK. CONNECT campaign called Lock Down Your Login. The goal, according to a statement is “to encourage a move beyond usernames and passwords to a widespread adoption of strong authentication for key online accounts.” Organizers point out that 72 percent) of Americans believe their [...]
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