FOR PARENTS AND TEENS: Delete The Blue Whale Game

Teens: If you receive an email inviting you to play the Blue Whale Game, you may want to do yourself a favor and block the sender. The Blue Whale Game, simply put, is not as noble as its namesake. Nowhere near. The Blue Whale Game is a perverted Internet version of Russian roulette. Ghanastar.com reports: A so-called suicide game that’s allegedly targeting teens in Russia may now be finding its way around the globe, specifically in the U. K. and Brazil, according to various r

Brutal 3-Hour Rape on Facebook...The Internet Resists (in Sweden)

A brutal sexual assault in Sweden horrified Facebook Live viewers, according to TheHorn: On October 12, 2016, after a Swedish woman in a wheelchair was brutally gang-raped, Swedes started a fundraiser on her behalf and the world responded. Still other voices use the internet to advocate tirelessly for women. #Skull #Violence #womensrights #FacebookLive #Sexualassault #Activism #Fundraising

GIVEAWAY! AUGNM Roundup for the Week of December 5, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world over the previous seven days. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: GISHWHES! The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen, started by Misha Collins (

AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 28, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world over the previous seven days. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: #GivingTuesday. It's more than a hashtag, it's a movement. GivingTuesday.com offers this mission statem

AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 14, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world. First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! UGM Tip: The Web site HoopLaHa, aka the good news Web site, launched a new Web series called "The Passion project," and the series premiere ep

INTERNET DANGERS: "Horror! Mom records murdered toddler in revenge text"

Some examples of Internet behavior go beyond even AUGNM's exhortation to #Think. As readers may know by now, this skull indicates Internet behavior that is so egregious it's poisonous. TheHorn News reports: "A woman jailed on charges she killed her toddler son sent a video of the boy’s apparently lifeless body to his father in a jealous, vengeful rage during a text-messaged argument that lasted more than two hours, cops said in a criminal complaint." Among the text messages i

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