November 13th, 2013
by Nicole Vincent Fleming
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
If you’ve ever had a virus on your computer, you know what a nightmare it can be — a slow computer that crashes unexpectedly, your contact lists getting messages that you didn’t send, your online accounts vulnerable to hacking.
Perhaps just as frustrating as a virus infecting your computer? Paying someone [...]
November 8th, 2013
by Jennifer Leach, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
North of the border, it’s Media Literacy Week. This year’s theme is “What’s Being Sold: Helping Kids Make Sense of Marketing Messages” – which, of course, is a theme that makes sense in the US, too.
In fact, every time a kid plays Admongo, she learns a little more about [...]
Posted in Kids
October 21st, 2013
October 18, 2013
by Aditi Jhaveri, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
When the White House proclaimed October 2004 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Internet looked very different than it does today. Smartphones and social networks are just two of the dramatic changes of the last decade. Americans are communicating more frequently, with more people, and sharing [...]
Posted in Cyber Security