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Instagr.am wants to sell your photos, and you get nothing

Unless you delete your account in the next few weeks, instagr.am will change their terms of use to allow them the right to sell your photos on their website to anyone they wish without your permission. It’s always wise to remember that if you are not paying you’re not the customer, you’re the product. UPDATE:...

The Biggest Working From Home “Experiment” In History

The Olympic Games are just hours away from starting in London, and it also marks the start of probably the largest working from home trends in history. Workers in the UK capital are being encourage en-masse to work from home if at all possible. This is to help reduce congestion on the roads and public...

Facebook Can’t Keep a Secret

Facebook groups now displays who and when people saw a post in groups.  I noticed this start in chat messages, now it's going into groups... so now what you look at isn't even private. This makes it hard  to simply "ignore" something for a while. I'm all for technology making things easy, but how exactly do...

Make Sure Your Internet Will Work On Monday

You will have heard that a large number of Internet users will be cut off on Monday due to the DNSChanger Malware that may have infected your computer. Thankfully there is a really simple way to check if you’re infected! Just go to http://www.dns-ok.gov.au/ which is a free service provided by the Australian Government which will...

A Parent’s Guide to Facebook

I’ve found a great resource to find out how to make sure your kids are using Facebook safely! You’ll find out how to configure your privacy settings, use Facebook Mobile safely and review your activity log. It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will...

Teens and Video: Chatting, Sharing, Streaming, and Securing

Teens are immersed in video, whether it’s using video chat applications, shooting and sharing video, or streaming video live for others to view. That said, with more video use comes more security risk. Let’s explore just how much teens chat, share, and stream, and look at a few simple steps you can take to protect...

Check Out the Facebook Security Tips… Really!

You may have noticed a security message at the top of your Facebook feed recently. It’s worth clicking on, really! They have a video explaining a few things to keep in mind while using Facebook. The main ones include: 1. Know how to spot a scam If an offer looks too good to be true,...

Facebook, Keep Your Hands Off My Kids!

Currently, children under 13 are not allowed to have Facebook accounts. The reason for this is that websites are not allowed to keep information about children by law (in the US where Facebook is based). This could all be about to change according to the Wall Street Journal. Facebook is apparently testing technology that would allow...

What Do You Need To Know More About? Ask AussieGeekDad!

As parents we hardly have the time to raise our kids and keep the house clean. So spending time looking into which online movie rental service is the best, is it worth getting a subscription music service or just buy what you like on iTunes or what laptop/tablet you should buy is just not at...

Monitoring vs Filtering Kids On The Internet

Windows 8, the next version of the world's most used operating system is due out later this year and it's parental controls are looking different from the current options available in Windows 7. The current set of parental controls focus more on Filtering what your children have access to on the internet. The new version...