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Amazon giving parents more power to monitor kids activities on tablets

Amazon will soon give parents the power to see exactly what their kids are doing on the company’s tablets.
The tools to monitor kids activities will be available through their subscription service Amazon Free Time.
Free time offers kid friendly-books, games and apps.
Not only will the parent dashboard help track how much time a child uses the tablet, but it will also include “discussion cards” that will help parents have more productive conversations about whatever the child is viewing at the time.
The cards may also suggest ways to connect their digital behavior to real life.
The dashboard is available today.

Source:http://wwmt.com/news/nation-world/amazon-giving-parents-more-power-to-monitor-kids-activities-on-tablets

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Amazon introducing tools to help parents monitor kids

Amazon is introducing new tools to help parents see what their kids are doing on the company’s Fire tablets. As a bonus, the e-commerce giant says its service will also help spark discussions about the books kids read and the videos they watch.

Parents first have to sign up with Amazon’s FreeTime service, a set of tools for pre-approving how much time kids spend on a tablet and what they do with it. The FreeTime service is free, as is the new dashboard tool.

Then they’ll be able to view each child’s activities through Amazon’s website. Information will include the amount of time spent on e-books, videos, apps and web browsing.

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Hackers are targeting Amazon accounts

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Hackers are targeting Amazon accounts

For Christmas shoppers who use Amazon, there is a hack that is targeting accounts.
A woman says a hacker got into her account and spent nearly $1,700 despite the fact that she changed her password multiple times.
Once in her

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Cybersecurity expert: Hackers would ‘rather go after Amazon than Microsoft’

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Cybersecurity expert: Hackers would ‘rather go after Amazon than Microsoft’

As Microsoft moves more of its business into the cloud, the success of the company relies on its ability to protect an increasing amount of customer data from cybersecurity threats. The Redmond, Washington-based company’s chief executive Satya Nadella on Tuesday announced Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) spends more than $1 billionannually on cybersecurity research and development, including a new command center where security experts work around the clock. Microsoft employs roughly 1,200 at its offices in Irving. When Microsoft last year dismantled its Trustworthy Computing group and rolled cybersecurity into its cloud division, many wondered how that would affect the company’s data protection systems. Microsoft’s enterprise products rely on cloud storage, so an increasing number of business are storing available data on the company’s servers. Microsoft needs to be able to ensure that data is protected to compete with other cloud and enterprise service providers. “Everything is in the cloud, so all of the eggs are in one basket now,” Bryan Seely, a Seattle-based cybersecurity consultant, said. “It’s good for customers – Microsoft storing your data is like Fort Knox opening safety deposit boxes – but Microsoft needs to prove the data is safe.” Microsoft’s $1 billion annual budget, according to a […]

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Seattle Police Dept. hires Amazon VP as top tech exec, promising more data-driven crime-fighting

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The Seattle Police Department this morning named Amazon vice president Greg Russell as its new chief information officer — aiming to boost its technological prowess and improve its ability to use data to fight crime. Russell, 46, was previously an Amazon vice president overseeing areas including corporate applications, information technology and enterprise data warehousing. He starts at the Seattle Police Department on March 17, part of a broader management shakeup by Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole. In addition to overseeing the Seattle PD’s internal technology systems, Russell will be tasked with finding new ways of using data to track and predict crime, while balancing those capabilities with the privacy concerns of citizens. The department has been grappling with issues related to police body cameras, video disclosure, drones and other forms of emerging technology. “There will always be worries about what you’re going to do with the information,” said Russell in an interview posted this morning on the official SPD Blotter site. “If (you’re) transparent with how you’re going to use the information, and you make sure people can actually see it, I think most people will accept that.” Russell, a native of Scotland who lives on Bainbridge Island, became a U.S. citizen last year. He will make […]

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Amazon Fire Phone: An Amazing Smartphone (Specifications)National Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – Amazon’s new smartphone launch is all set to fire up the smartphone market and is likely to give a hard time to its competitor. Smartphone’s name itself is a sign of how energetic the phone is, as …

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Amazon Fire Phone: An Amazing Smartphone (Specifications)

Amazon’s new smartphone launch is all set to fire up the smartphone market and is likely to give a hard time to its competitor. Smartphone’s name itself is a sign of how energetic the phone is, as it’s named “FIRE PHONE”.

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