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Simfin

esafety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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  • Awesome training session from Simon Finch last night on digital literacy and citizenship, at the langdale centre! So well delivered and engaging!

    School Governor North Tyneside

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06 June 2016

'Every time you do a voice search, Google records it. And if you’re an Android user, every time you say “Ok Google,” the company records that, too. Don’t freak out, though, because Google lets you hear (and delete) these recordings. Here’s how'

 

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28 September 2015

Google Ideas is a think tank specifically dedicated to supporting free expression while fighting harassment. Google posted a picture of the mena dn women working on the project and there followed racist, sexist, hate filled replies via Twitter.

Full story here (Be aware the language is offensive)

10 March 2014

 'Google Street View is brilliant. It finds us when we're lost, it shows us where we are, it reveals places we'll never get to visit, and so on and so forth. But you know what's even more amazing? The crazy neural network that Street View is built on..'

Sinister or helpful?

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31 October 2013

'Facebook is in the process of a privacy shift that would let all users be discovered via Graph Search.

The company reminded users earlier this month that it is phasing out the "Who can look up your timeline by name," Facebook privacy feature that allowed people to essentially opt-out of being discoverable within Graph Search.

Here's how you can make sure that you don't get unwanted attention or unfamilar friend requests as a result of this Facebook privacy change.' Read the full article on Insidefacebook.com

05 August 2013

'Google, more than perhaps any other company, is aggressively putting sensors and the software to activate them into our environment.

The just-unveiled Moto X phone... has a custom microchip that allows it to listen for voice commands literally all the time, even when the phone is "asleep". Google's Chrome web browser now supports voice commands; that means it's also rolled into every Chrome OS notebook computer.

Google's face-based computer, Google Glass, responds to voice commands...voice is a dominant theme in the future of Google, and is clearly slated to make its way into every product the company makes.'

 

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