Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tech firms vs. Parents: whos responsible for child privacy?

Posted by sumit rana

Google, Facebook and Twitter are crying all shades of foul amidst announcements by the FTC’s for a revision to the COPPA i.e. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. All three have released statements and sent in objections to the proposed changes to the Act which in essence will ensure that tech giants lose out on a lot more than their user’s supposed “freedom of speech”, “first amendment rights” and “education opportunities for children”. There’s a vast difference of opinions on the issue where privacy advocates are placing the responsibility with tech firms and others are wondering whether parents should be held liable for what happens to their children.

Mutually exclusive is nothing

Even if a parent were to watch their child like a hawk there’s no way of ensuring that their children stay safe. Many resort to implementing tools such as parental control software or pc monitoring software only to realize that their reach limited. While it’s true that parents need to take provisions to protect their own child, their efforts are restricted by the rate at this technology is taking over everything. Schools are equipped with computers; your child’s friends own the latest gadgets too. Unless a parent can physically follow their child around on a constant basis there’s no way they can be expected to completely eliminate threat from the child’s ambit.  

No resources

Google, Facebook and Twitter are insisting that there’s no way they can go about ensuring that child privacy is safe because of a dire lack of resources; in addition, the firms argue that it’s virtually impossible to selectively exclude children from their online grasp. Parents and advocacy groups have a hard time believing that there’s a lack of resources, but a larger debate revolves around whether it’s really the tech firms responsibility to ensure that child privacy should be protected. A larger problem is that parents are often forced to ignore small issues and unseen problems because a growing number are either single parents, divorced, or running latch-key families.

Tech firms turn the other cheek

Anger has also arisen because in the past all three firms have turned a blind eye towards cases of cyber bullying and other abuse related issues. The law will potentially curb this problem as well. Privacy pundits argue that by ensuring that companies are held responsible for their conduct online inadvertently children will also be protected. The problem with that argument is that there are children who are numbered in millions, using all kinds of websites, pretending to be much older than they actually are.  In that case the argument that it isn’t possible to track all children online becomes significantly valid. A counter to that problem is to make sites accountable for keeping children who are visibly 12 years of age and under safe.

At the end of the day many parents are also asking what first amendment rights and freedom of speech issues are plaguing their children who haven’t even hit puberty yet. Many are chalking the reluctance on part of the tech firms to loss of profits because of the potential loss of advertisement revenue.

 Natalia David

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Natalia David, an author significantly contributes towards mobile spy, parental control software and android spy software. If you want to know more about Natalia you can follow her on twitter @NataliaDavid4

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ademero Document Management Software Review

Posted by sumit rana

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ademero for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Managing documents is one of the major aspects of any office or business setup, from circulating important memos to each employee to creating presentations, customized literature and keeping track of emails, document management requires a lot of time, energy and organization that only someone with aa very special set of skills can manage.Along with document grouping, packets bring home the bacon an easy comfortable way for related documents to be downloaded or distributed and circularized via e-mail over all it document management software i have ever come across.

sets the standard for document management and workflow solutions. Users access and interact with the application by logging in using a preferred Web browser, from Internet Explorer to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Every operation occurs within this browser-based interface, from capturing, indexing, and retrieving documents to approving and distributing them.
Take advantage of the many benefits a browser-based application offers, including quick deployment, controlled & logged access, and remote connectivity. Administrators install Content Central on a single Microsoft Windows server or across multiple servers for performance. After user accounts have been defined, users connect from available Windows, Mac, or Linux computers on the network.

Inside Content Central you can create documents using PDF-based electronic forms. Documents and other files can be captured from document scanners, network folders, e-mail accounts, or user interaction. Content Central converts scanned images into fully searchable PDF files, and all documents can be retrieved using content keywords and other index information based on the type of document. Integrated e-mail and fax tools allow you and your team to distribute documents without requiring external software. A powerful workflow engine can manage your information behind the scenes based on system events or schedules.

Best of all, you receive every feature for one affordable price, paying only by the number of users required; there aren't any confusing add-on modules to worry about. I guess this article will surely divert your mind on the write path to Ademero, even for more info about Ademero you can visit on

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What is blackberry doing at the moment

Posted by sumit rana

Blackberry are releasing the Blackberry 10 devices in the early part of 2013 which you will be able to buy from sites such as They will include the new 'Flow' interface to the Blackberry phone, bringing the brand up to date and in competition with Android and Apple smartphones. The new devices are leaving the keyboards behind in favour of  touch screens, and with better camera's than previous models. The 'Flow' interface is designed to be much more user friendly and plays on the idea of flowing smoothly between whatever you are doing on the phone, on a much larger screen.

It starts with a lock screen, and from here you can see notifications and unread messages on the left. You can also view the date and time,  and upcoming meetings. You can launch the camera from here too, which is useful for those moments when you need to take a quick unprepared snap. Unlocking the phone involves a simple swipe action upwards, and  from then on you can navigate around the phone by continuing to slide your thumb around. The home screen has 'Active Frames' four of which are on display at any given time, and you can slide downwards to view more. These active frames are your most recently used apps, which is handy if you tend to use certain apps more regularly than anything else, such as Facebook. The short cut bar at the bottom of the home screen and app list provides quick links to your most regularly used phone features like the camera.  

When you swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen, whatever you are currently viewing becomes minimised  and shows you all of your new notifications on the left. This is where the idea of the Flow interface falls into place, and you can appreciate how user friendly the new Blackberry devices will be.

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5 Tips for Successful Facebook Marketing E

Posted by sumit rana

Ever since the success of Facebook and the concept of “pages” to like came along, the social media marketing came across a new history. Now, most of the people around the world like visit such pages for product and service updates instead of surfing around search engines or e-stores. Why is that? It is simple because it offers to maintain social life and window-shop at the same time. As far as the business owners are concerned, they are able to create a huge audience without really paying anything or may be a little amount. If done smartly, Facebook alone can work as the only marketing device for any business. 

  1. Chalking out the Plan

Before setting up an account and going public with the contents, there has to be a full-proof plan about how to execute things. Facebook popularity is related to the ongoing Facebook trend, engaging and exciting updates and some oomph that will earn new “likes” and have the remaining ones scheduled to returns. The timeline that facebook offers seems to be working great for business profiles than the personal ones with options to share larger photos, add events and such things. So, setting up an attractive and relative timeline with a pinch of uniqueness should be done at first.

  1. Considering the Quality to Top the Newsfeed

There are many pages that beg for “likes” and even seek for them like hungry hyenas. Well, “likes” are obviously important, and for the new unknown brands, it is sometimes needed to be a bit cheesy to gain more of them, but things of quality will definitely draw more attention and most importantly, respect. Keeping up the quality and being creative with the presentation may take some time, but at the end of the day, it will found the base strongly.

  1. Involving the “Fans” to Spread the Word

Facebook has this option that when someone likes a page, it appears on the feeds of another friend who has not liked it yet, and through this they can know about the page and like it. Though this works mostly for “paid” pages, but it can also be done with the “Add to My Interest” option in every page. If a user checks this on, the updates from the page will be more on the feeds. So, asking the “likers” nicely and encouraging them for that will help a lot. Arranging engaging contests can be another way here.

  1. Figuring Out the Best Timing

There should be studies done on the target audience of the page which must include a section about the time they mostly check their Facebook. If the pictures and updates from the page are posted on that time, it will be the first thing they see then “like” or “comment” probably and the advertising is done!

  1. Using the Facebook’s Advertising Option

As mentioned before, Facebook has its own “pinning” option for pages to be displayed on the right side which requires a certain amount of money, monthly. In terms of the massive traffic it may draw, it can be a wise way to invest that money for that 7-Day pinning advertisement.


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Kate is a part of team who developed an android spy app. Also we are reviewing other mobile applications in our blog.

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