The Web is See Through

88% of the self-generated, sexually explicit online images and videos of young people their analysts encountered had been taken from their original location and uploaded onto other websites, shows a recent study by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). Read the study report here:
Young people are warned they may lose control over their images and videos once they are uploaded online
For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

One of my professors used to say, back in 2000: The web is transparent. We thought we knew what she meant, but we didn’t really. Twelve years on, I know some more about how transparent the Web is, yet I also find it inescapable. Reminders such as this one are needed more often. Here is a more light-hearted reminder not to put too much personal information online:


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