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The Sharent Trap

On November 13, 2018 By

Photos of children and grandchildren used to be reserved exclusively for mantles and wallets. Family and friends would go years without seeing those distant to them, and the phrase “you were THIS big when I last saw you,” followed by a squeeze of the cheeks was a rite of passage at each family reunion. Gone […]

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In today’s social-media focused Internet age, many new doting parents will flood friends’ Facebook news feeds with pictures of their newly arrived chubby-cheeked children. At first glance, this behavior seems innocuous – but the French police earlier this week warned citizens that Internet predators, identity thieves, and other unscrupulous individuals could view those pictures […]

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Remote Testimony for Child Witnesses on the Horizon?

On February 21, 2014 By

In child abuse and molestation cases, the prosecution’s main (and sometimes only) witness is often the child victim. Prosecutors need the testimony of these victims to get convictions. But the experience of testifying in front of a former abuser can be deeply traumatic for child witnesses, causing emotional and psychological trauma.

Fortunately, […]

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Ask Your Parents’ Permission Before Using iPhones

On February 21, 2012 By

The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back.  The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC thinks mobile […]

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Judge Refuses to Halt Flavored Cigarette Regulations

On November 12, 2009 By

In September 2009, the FDA adopted a new regulation banning flavored tobacco. The ban specifically targets candy and fruit-flavored cigarettes. While this issue may be obscure to some, for others, it’s a big deal–their favorite brands of cigarettes have been made illegal with little public debate while the country is occupied with a tanking economy […]

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