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Bill Fitzgerald
Director, Privacy Initiative
As reported in The Guardian, when it was first released, the Wi-Fi-enabled toy Hello Barbie had multiple security issues that would have allowed hackers to reroute the doll's communication to a... read more
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Bill Fitzgerald
Director, Privacy Initiative
Late last week, news broke about a data breach at the popular game and toy manufacturer VTech. The initial description of the breach sounded fairly large: Nearly five million parent accounts and 200,... read more
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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
 In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, businessman and author Tony Schwartz offered an honest yet troubling account of what he calls his "addiction" to technology. The medical and research fields... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Today everyone at Common Sense Media is mourning the loss of Liz Perle, our beloved editor-in-chief and one of the founders of our organization. After a long battle with cancer, Liz died peacefully... read more
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It's a great big digital world out there filled with texts, chats, apps, tweets, blogs, likes, videos, photos, games, memes, links to this, links to that, and links to who knows what. As a parent,... read more
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Seeta Pai
Vice President, Research | Mom of two
Do you have a teen who hardly reads? You're not alone. Common Sense Media's latest research report, "Children, Teens, and Reading," shows that adolescents aren't reading for fun much anymore, and... read more
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Taryn Degnan
Interactive Marketing Manager | Mom of one
At Common Sense, we believe that great movies can bring families together, inspire, educate, and engage, and we want to increase the chances you'll enjoy a memorable and positive movie-going... read more
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Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
At Common Sense, we often hear from parents who want to get their schools or communities involved in a discussion of how media, tech, and the digital world are affecting kids. But many parents don't... read more
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