The internet: friend or foe?

12 Sep, 2014

Mark ( took the stage at Open Door on September 9 to hone our skills of using the internet. Developed by the US military in the 1960s, it has burgeoned today into a tool for roughly 1/3 of the world’s population. He introduced the less techy people in the crowd to new dating apps, chat rooms and other social media forums. Then he gave pointers for how to protect ourselves on the internet. There are so many ways that hackers can install spyware, crack passwords or steal banking information, and everything we share on the internet is housed in a big server somewhere, ready to be sold to a third party or probed by police. As one of our volunteers recently had her email account hacked, we don’t have to look far to see how timely this presentation is. Mark has other ideas for presentations at Open Door and we know he’ll continue to fill the house.

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