BOB'S BLOG

November 18, 2017

Prince William releases first-ever online code of conduct to combat cyberbullying

Tolga Akmen/WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince William announced recommendations Thursday for combating cyberbullying after convening a task force of leading tech companies to look at the issue. The online code of conduct, called “Stop, Speak, Support,” is

November 18, 2017

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more..

November 18, 2017

Special Report: Youth and the Internet

Falling victim to an online predator can happen to anyone, but teens and children are most vulnerable. 

November 17, 2017

Facebook Stories replaces Messenger Day with synced cross-posting

Facebook is cleaning up the redundancy in its Snapchat Stories clones. Today Facebook is killing off the Messenger Day brand and merging the chat app’s..

November 17, 2017

Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches Lies

At age 17, Michael Sayman was Facebook’s youngest employee ever. Having already launched 5 apps, he wowed Mark Zuckerberg, earned a demo spot on stage at..

November 17, 2017

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories. They won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality masks or share videos, but starting today..

November 17, 2017

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster..

November 15, 2017

Over 685 apps exposing personal data on 180 million smartphones

If you’re like me, you’re always using apps on your smartphone and tablet. We rely on them every day to accomplish all types of tasks. Unfortunately, a coding error has been found in hundreds of these apps, exposing personal data on 180 million sm…

November 14, 2017

Tech groups encourage kids to code — especially girls

The U.S. is projected to face a shortage of 1 million employees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields by 2022,. These groups are helping to fill the gap by teaching kids coding skills.

November 14, 2017

YouTube promises to crack down on lewd and violent videos targeted to children

Parents like Staci Burns have noticed disturbing and/or sexual videos popping up on their childrens’ YouTube Kids feeds.