UMass Amherst Investigates Racist Emails

Robert LilesCyber Bullying and Online Harassment

Universities have long been places meant to educate, to allow the free exchange of ideas, to provide a means for students to invest in their futures, and to provide a welcoming community. This is a period in many people’s lives to broaden their horizons, venture outside their comfort zones, and progress through a period of personal growth. Higher education can … Read More

How Intimate Is Too Intimate with Technology?

Laura BednarCyber Bullying and Online Harassment

Sex Tech Consumer Privacy Concerns

Technology controlled by mobile phones has made its way into every aspect of our lives in an attempt to make everyday tasks easier to complete. While this new level of connectivity between our phones and devices can be helpful, it causes security concerns. In the case of sex tech, the question becomes: is convenience worth the risk of making public … Read More

Instagram Expands Policy on Banning Self-Harm Content

Laura BednarCyber Bullying and Online Harassment

Instagram Harmful Content Ban

Everything is not what it seems, especially in the world of the internet. Phishing attacks are emails or websites that appear to be legitimate but are fronts created by cybercriminals to steal your information. Victims are lured in by a link, attachment, or other plug-in and once you click, the security of your system is compromised. Cracking Down on Content … Read More

Debunking and Exposing The Momo Challenge

Sergei VolfCyber Bullying and Online Harassment, Cybersecurity and Vulnerabilities

Momo Challenge Scaring Parents

Sensitivity Warning: This post mentions suicide, self-harm, and includes graphic stories and possible graphic images. What Is The Momo Challenge? The Momo Challenge is essentially the new Slender Man. Unlike Slender Man, which was the viral craze created on a website known as Creepy Pasta, Momo does not originate from one website or another. Instead, the strange doll is on … Read More