An Argument for Quitting Facebook

Source: Cal Newport ‘Study Hacks Blog’ A Bold Decision At the end of his first semester at Penn, a student whom I’ll call Daniel was disappointed to learn that his GPA was a lackluster 2.95. Following the Study Hacks orthodoxy that study habits should be based on evidence — not random decisions […]

How to protect your child online

Many internet security companies have created solutions to help parents keep track of their children’s online activities BANGALORE: When NikitaShenoy, a 38-year-old finance professional, realized her 14-year-old son is most of the time on the internet, she decided to keep track of him on cyber space.Aghast by the type of […]

Researchers warn against ‘Facebook depression’

Emma Mills-Rittmann quit Facebook because, she says, other kids ruined it for her. “[Your friends] hang out with other people and they didn’t call you,” said the 14-year-old, who goes to St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage. “Then you see the pictures.” Minnetonka teen Allison Jensen knows the feeling. […]

Cyber-defence centre opens amid IT warning

Germany will open a special cyber-defence facility on Thursday amid warnings the country’s infrastructure is at serious risk from internet attacks by hackers and terrorists. The National Cyber Defence Centre in Bonn will be dedicated to thwarting such threats, according to German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich. Read More…

Why Google Earth Pixelates Israel

If Google Earth maps the trees, the oceans, and the annals of history, why is a country, Israel, so hard to make out? An article from Mother Jones explores how U.S. policy makers have pixelated Google Earth and why that might change in 2013. Israel’s low-resolution e-presence can be traced […]