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73,000 Webcams Are Open to Peeping Toms--Is Yours?

If the past year has taught consumers anything, it's that identity thieves, fraudsters and scammers are on the prowl, going after any information they can use to make a buck. But the intrusions don't stop there. If the thought of being...Show More Summary

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan vs. Zerzan Debate -- Photo by Kourosh Afrashteh of Project Prometheus Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic. Show More Summary

Online Feminism: Who Are We Excluding?

The feminist blogosphere has become as much a space for social activism and encouraging change as it has for people to air their opinions and comments without fear of consequence. Though online feminism has been instrumental in bringing...Show More Summary

Demystifying Law: How LegalZoom Uses Technology to Make Law Affordable

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes," Benjamin Franklin once wrote. As a small business owner, independent filmmaker and single mother, I would add legal fees to this list. For centuries, the chances...Show More Summary

How To Stay Serene (And Smart) On Black Friday

Whether you wholeheartedly embrace the deals or consider yourself more of a passive shopper, Black Friday madness is just around the corner. However, it isn't the same shopping day it was a few years ago. Now, there are more brand choices...Show More Summary

The One Thing We Should Consider Before Using Tinder

The smartphone dating app Tinder has been catching fire faster than Katniss Everdeen can wield a bow and arrow. Currently, Tinder boasts over 50 million global active users, who check their accounts 11 times per day or spend an average of 1.5 hours daily on the app. Show More Summary

I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

We are blessed to live in a world where we can connect with literally anyone. We can connect at any time, at any place, with anybody and with any mode. This is extraordinary, especially because people value connections. We do betterShow More Summary

Close the Broadband Gap

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools. Although...Show More Summary

Empower, Inspire, and Uplift: Changing the Face of Beauty and Confidence

When you were a newborn infant, all that mattered to you was to be in the safety of your mother's protective arms. When you were five, your life revolved around dolls, tree houses, and stuffed animals. When you were ten, it was all about play-dates and hanging out with your best friends. Show More Summary

3 Good Reasons to Silence Your Cell Phone Now

The other day, I walked into the dorm lounge to find six or seven of my friends sitting together in absolute silence, eyes downcast, each and every one of them completely absorbed in their cell phone. I was only mildly horrified when...Show More Summary

Ad Fraud and Advertisers: Time to Pick Your Poison

Like most everyone on the publishing side of the digital media equation, kissing up to the advertising industry is one of my favorite pastimes. The way you are behaviorally targeting cross-platform, mmm...that's so good! Or, 'How you're...Show More Summary

These Grown-Ups Are Making a Living Playing With Toys Online, and Internet Kids Love It!

My 6- and 8 year-old girls absolutely love to play with dolls. Most any dolls will work, but Barbies and Disney princess dolls are their favorites. They've always been creative in their play, but lately, I've noticed them role playing some interesting scenarios and incorporating other toys into their play. Show More Summary

Why Online Privacy Protection is not just about the NSA

When news broke that the NSA had been intercepting communications and gathering large amounts of data on ordinary Americans, technology and communications companies across the spectrum from Google to Verizon rushed to assure consumers that they would stop helping the agency spy on its citizens. Show More Summary

Top 10 Strategic Trends in Technology?

Every business will become a digital business. The boundaries between digital and physical are increasingly blurred. We are starting to spend more time on digital than in the physical. For most of us, we're waking up with a phone alarm, and instantly checking notifications. Show More Summary

What's Your #SkypeDay? A Lesson in Password Recovery

According to (yes, there really is a site by that name, the best IT security questions meet five criteria: Safe: cannot be guessed or researched Stable: does not change over time Memorable: can remember Simple:...Show More Summary

Will Facebook at Work, Work?

Here is the second episode of The Future In 5, the video series where I share my ideas, insights, and commentary on the future of work in five minutes or less! You may have heard the rumors that Facebook is launching a version of it's...Show More Summary

8 Best Apps for Saving Big This Holiday Season

Menus. Stocking stuffers. Festive décor. Travel plans. The to-do lists you're already scribbling for the upcoming holiday season likely feel endless -- not to mention packed with pricey items to purchase. Fortunately, you don't haveShow More Summary

The Time I Broke the Internet

Two months ago I embarked on a nine-week bootcamp. To most of you, that probably conjures images of some whistle-crazed drill sergeant yelling at a room full of fitness gurus eager to pump out 100 fingertip push-ups. But before you let...Show More Summary

How Puzzles Help My Writing

A confession: virtually every day, I spend anywhere from a few minutes to, well, more than a few minutes solving puzzles. These days the puzzles are likely to be KenKen, crosswords, one of Liberty Puzzles' ingenious jigsaws or TowerShow More Summary

Comedian Damon Wayans Launches App, Discusses Hollywood's Future

Comedian Damon Wayans got the attention of techies last week at The Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco to discuss his new app, Flick Dat, and how technology is changing the Hollywood game. He came up with the idea for app after leaving a tech conference and not being able to make heads or tails of the 50 or so business cards he received. Show More Summary

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