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Survey: Many parents help kids lie to get on Facebook

A significant chunk of those millions of underage Facebook users are on the social network with their parents' blessing, according to a new survey.

By November 1, 2011


Historic 103-mile swim aided by electric shark shield

Distance swimmer Diana Nyad is employing an electronic shark repellent in her 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, but so far no problem from the nearby sharks.

By August 8, 2011


Podcast: Harvard Law's John Palfrey on Internet Safety Task Force Report

Larry Magid sits down with John Palfrey in Washington, DC just before he delivered the Internet Safety Technical Task Force Report.

By January 14, 2009


Video: Debunking digital stereotypes with John Palfrey

CNET's Kara Tsuboi sits down with author John Palfrey to discuss his new book, Born Digital, and the challenging crossroads at which our society has found itself.

By September 16, 2008


StopBadware goes nonprofit with funding from Google, others

Four-year-old anti-malware effort leaves Harvard's Berkman Center to become standalone nonprofit.

By January 25, 2010


Justice Dept. on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter

Larry Magid finds it ironic that the Justice Department has launched a MySpace profile, considering the company's past run-ins with law enforcement. DOJ is also now on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

By October 1, 2009


Consequences of social-network parental controls

Larry Magid looks at possible negative consequences of proposals to verify a user's age on social-networking sites and require parental consent before a minor could log on.

By January 19, 2009


Net threat to minors less than feared

A much anticipated report concludes that children and teens are less vulnerable to sexual predation than many have feared.

By January 13, 2009


YouTube tests students' desire to cheat

More than 3,000 "how to cheat" videos are posted on YouTube alone, encouraging bad behavior in otherwise good kids.

By November 22, 2008


Harvard professor sees answers to nagging Web-youth issues

John Palfrey says the Web isn't bad for kids and offers possible solutions to such problems as preventing teens from illegally file sharing and being exposed to porn.

By September 16, 2008