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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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Chinese Hackers Used Dropbox To Monitor Hong Kong Activists, Journalists: FireEye

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Chinese Hackers Used Dropbox To Monitor Hong Kong Activists, Journalists: FireEye

Chinese hackers used malicious software to monitor journalists and activist groups involved in the Hong Kong protests this year, according to new research from the cybersecurity company FireEye. Attackers used Dropbox and other cloud storage providers to communicate malware after targeting users with a phishing message. The hackers launched a spearphishing campaign, which involves targeting a specific person with an email that appears to be from a known source, against Hong Kong-based media organizations and protest leaders in August 2015. There is evidence of Beijing’s concern with Hong Kong, where 79 days of pro-democracy demonstrations brought the semi-autonomous city to a halt in 2014. FireEye stopped short of directly linking the Chinese government to the hack but stipulated the attack had the sophistication level of a nation state. “The media organizations targeted with the threat group’s well-crafted Chinese-language lure documents are precisely those whose networks Beijing would seek to monitor,” FireEye said in a blog post published Tuesday. “Cyberthreat groups’ access to the media organization’s networks could potentially provide the government advance warning on upcoming protests, information on pro-democracy group leaders, and insights needed to disrupt activity on the Internet, such as what occurred in mid-2014 when several websites were brought down in […]

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Where are your kids? Apps, programs let parents track teens’ location and monitor digital lives

Every afternoon, Bronx mom Jayra Paredes checks her phone to track her kids on a map and make sure they’re where they said they’d be.

“After school, we’re like. ‘OK, where are they?’ It’s peace of mind for me,” said Paredes, who uses T Mobile’s Family Where.

The $9.99-a-month tracking app pinpoints the location of each phone on Paredes’ family account, and will send alerts if someone doesn’t arrive at a certain landmark on time or turns off the device.

“It sounds kind of overprotective, but I want to know where my kids are . . . My son is fine with it, my daughter’s like, ‘why are you trying to keep track of me?

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LMGSMSafe: Cell Phone Frequency Monitor

Cellphones are everywhere these days! A new, unfortunately common, kind of spying is quickly becoming easier to execute and harder to detect. Modern Smartphones are much closer to computers than phones and, just like computers, they can be compromised. Read More….

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Wake Co. Schools to monitor possible wintry conditions

CARY, N.C. –

Wake County School officials said Wednesday that they would monitor weather conditions Thursday as wintry weather is possible Thursday afternoon.

School officials said if they have to dismiss students early, parents would be notified immediately via an emergency phone call.

Parents can also check the WCPSS website, Facebook page and Twitter for updates.

source: http://www.wncn.com/story/28268197/wake-co-schools-to-monitor-possible-wintry-conditions

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