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
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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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