the dangers of internet cyberstalking
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DESCRIPTIONEven digital and online security giants have trouble preventing their teens from oversharing online! See how the teenage kids of Michael Dell and Evgeny Kaspersky (who know the dangers of online security more than most and can spend way more than the average parent to ensure that security) overshared too much personal information on social media.
- 1. CYBERSTALKINGThe Dangers of Oversharing Information 9:35PM 10:00AM 12:00PM 7:00AM SOCIAL NETWORKS such as Twitter, FourSquare, Instagram and Facebook provide geo-tagging and time stamp functionality for every tweet, picture post, status update and check-in ESSENTIALLY it shows the world when and where your child is at any given time. THINK YOUR CHILD IS SAFE? Even safety experts struggle to manage the risks associated with social networks: Technology mega mogul and safety expert MICHAEL DELL , founder of Dell Computers, is a very tech-savvy parent and cares a lot about the safety of his family... IN FACT: to protect his family, Dell spends $2.7 million per year to keep them safe. $2.7 million 10:00AM DELLS 18 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER Is an average Twitter user, but like most teens can make mistakes online: TWEETING about where she was shopping and where she stayed on a recent trip to NYC. SHE EVEN tweeted the location of her high school graduation dinner, which her family attended. MOST PARENTS trust that their children are safe and resposible Internet users. Yet children are still posting personal information online everyday. ALSO CAUSE FOR CONCERN DELLS 15 YEAR OLD SON appeared on a Tumblr Blog titled Rich Kids of Instagram in a picture of the 15 year old devouring a buffet before departing to Fiji on the familys jet. FIJI EVEN WITH Dells enormous safety budget and security team, his kids were still at risk on social networks from posting too much information. Dell knows all the risks associated with oversharing information online, yet still encountered difficulty in preventing his teens from doing it. SINCE THE NEWS broke, the Twitter account and the photo of Dells son have been taken down. Im sure they called the dad and shut it down Jason Thorsett, Director Operations for Protective Services, told Businessweek. Its innocent on the kids behalf, but social networking has become the bane of our existence. They undo a lot of hard work on Facebook and Twitter. IN APRIL 2011 RUSSIAN software tycoon Evgeny Kaspersky is the founder of Kaspersky Labs: a desktop and Internet security company Kaperskys son was kidnapped on April 19th walking from his apartment to his internship at InfoWatch $3 Million Euros $4.4 Million USD HIS CAPTORS demands were for a ransom of 3 million euros ($4.4 million USD) Although amateurs, his captors were able to locate and abduct the son of a billionaire HOW? KASPERSKYS abductors had been stalking him and his girlfriend for several months prior to the kidnapping, following his every move via social network posts. THE KIDNAPPERS were apparently able to obtain all the information they required to begin their physical surveillance of the victim from information Kaspersky himself had posted on Vkontakte.ru, a Russian social networking site KASPERSKY containing information such as his true name, his photo, where he was attending school,where he was working for his internship and even the addresses of the last two apartments where he lived. A. B. C. MM/DD/YYYY NAME ADDRESS MALE/FEMALE (xxx)-xxx-xxxx LUCKILY, KASPERSKY WAS RETURNED UNHARMED. Odds are no one wants to kidnap your kids... In fact, cyberstalkers are much more likely to be ex-boyfriends/girlfriends or estranged parents. You may not be a safety expert, the founder of a computer compter, or even a tech-savvy parent but you can still take measures to protect your children online. Dell and Kaspersky have no doubt taken extraordinary steps to keep their kids safe but even the most knowledgeable parents can benefit from a Parental Intelligence System. For more information about monitoring your child online: visit uknowkids.com today! Sources: stratfor.com/weekly/20110427-kaspersky-kidnapping-lessons- learned | foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/13/dell-faces-major-security-breach- over-daughter-tweets/