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  • Hey everyone – I’m really hoping that you can support the following with your direct contribution or by sharing this far and wide. Back in January of 2013, I initiated a massive open online course about edtech called #etmooc. It … Continue reading

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    This morning, I received a photo (found below – I added the watermark) from a catfishing victim. She received it from a scammer who had used many of my personal and professional photos to form an online, intimate relationship with … Continue reading

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    Are you being catfished?

    June 30, 2016

    This post was written jointly with Katia Hildebrandt and also appears on her blog. Catfishing schemes, or romance scams, continue to plague social networking services. In fact, the issue has become so common that there’s a good chance that one … Continue reading

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    I received this email a few minutes ago (and a few hours after I noticed that my Facebook account was down). For the fourth time, Facebook has disabled my account because the company doesn’t believe I am who I say … Continue reading

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    Over the past week, I’ve had a number of people share articles with me related to Facebook’s testing of a new feature that is purported to alert Facebook users when it finds that someone is impersonating your account. Once the user is alerted, … Continue reading

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    I’ve written and spoken extensively about my problems with romance scammers, criminals who have used my photos (and the photos of many others) to create fake profiles and trick victims into sending them significant amounts of money. In my research, … Continue reading

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    r/NextSpace (Reddit)

    March 12, 2016

    For a number of years, I’ve enjoyed using Reddit as a source for my daily reading. Reddit, often known as “the front page of the Internet,” is often where one can find stories and trends before they go viral in … Continue reading

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    Yesterday, I received the following Facebook message: I posted this to my Facebook wall when I received it, and it was interesting to hear from several people who felt they might have been fooled had they received the same message. After … Continue reading

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    Continued Catfishing Woes

    February 28, 2016

    Landing in Regina tonight, I checked my phone to find the following tweets directed at me. From what I was able to understand, it appears that this tweeter has been chatting with a person by the name of James Vardy … Continue reading

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    Hey there, I’ve been using Feedburner to handle my RSS feed for many years now. Unfortunately, the tool hasn’t been updated for many years and it causes problems when people want to use my content with (relatively) newer services. So, … Continue reading

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