What public service is the network doing for their families?
It is the very (virtual) nature of fear and of the public sphere that drives us toward empiricism, toward our need to know, to see, to find the sexual predators among us; yet what we may finally discover is that what we fear most is lying beside us.
Children are indeed being victimized, but the labeling of the situation as a crisis has depended upon the collection of data—tabulated and interpreted by “experts.”As part of this evidentiary process, visibility is simultaneously a problem and a solution.
editorial board published a nasty piece today belittling My Space.com’s recent efforts to implement more safeguards for its users.Despite the fact that My Space made over 70 promises to the Attorneys General as part of the agreement–the entire agreement is summarized here–that’s still not good enough for the “Even in the absence of a perfect software solution, interim steps are possible.And God knows there are plenty of silly and insulting things being said on social networking sites every second of the day.But there are also countless moments of joy and wonder, when people come together and communicate with each other, or share culture with others in incredibly creative and social-beneficial ways.I spend a lot of my free time hanging out at a small social networking site for fellow Lotus car lovers called Lotus Talk.
And I also spend a fair amount of time at the amazing AVS Forum, which is the world’s biggest chat board for home theater and A/V stuff.
What Age Verification Really Is: The Death of Online Anonymity We need to begin by understanding what age verification really is.
By definition, mandatory age verification represents an effort to make online anonymity a crime.
How about using databases of drivers’ licenses to cross-check ages? The point is, more effective safeguards are needed now, ….
My Space [should be] moving faster to set up age and ID verifications, not just study them.” Well, where do I begin?
The undercover house in Long Beach, California, the set of its February 6, 2007 episode, featured fifteen hidden cameras, while the program itself split the viewing screen repeatedly, at one point offering home viewers four vantage points, plus those additional screens within the televised screen of the surveillance room.safety kit includes a family contract for online safety, culled from Safekids.com, asking parents to pledge, among other things, that they “not use a PC or the Internet as an electronic babysitter” and reminding kids to “be a good online citizen and not do anything that hurts other people or is against the law.”American social space has been saturated by mechanisms of fear production, a process perhaps hastened by the role mass media has come to assume in this country.