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  • The Naked Employee
The Cybertraps Series

The Cybertraps Series

Whether you are a young adult, teacher, parent, or just curious about the impact of your digital footprint, read Cybertraps to stay in the know of how technology can do significant harm to you, now and in the far future. While the world focuses on privacy data and how this affects us as a society, nationally-recognized cybersecurity and legal expert Frederick S. Lane delves deeply into how technology impacts us all at the most personal and intimate levels.

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The Cybertraps Podcast

The Cybertraps Podcast

This twice-weekly podcast features a live current-events discussion and interview with experts from the fields of cybersafety, cybersecurity, education, technology, and more!

Hosted by Jethro Jones and Frederick Lane.

Live shows Mondays at noon eastern.

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Questions and Audience Feedback

Questions and Audience Feedback

Do you have questions about the use of digital devices and electronic communication tools in your classroom or your home? Are you concerned about cybersecurity, cybersafety, privacy, data mining, and the risks arising from the use and misuse of modern technology? We're here to help.

Ask a question or leave us some feedback about something you've heard on our podcast. At least once a month, we will discuss your comments and answer your questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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School Ballot Items

Burlington Schools — Past, Present, and Future… Hi neighbors – On Town Meeting Day, the Burlington School District will have three items on the ballot. Taken together, they address the District’s past, present, and its future. One item, approved unanimously for the ballot by the City Council last night, is for authority to issue $9.7…

School Board Budget Update

Hi neighbors — As most of you are no doubt aware, the Burlington School Board met on Tuesday night to finalize its proposed budget for the 2009-2010 school year. By a unanimous vote (with one abstention), the Board is recommending a budget in the amount of $49,903,088. As Board Finance Chair, I strongly take issue…

School Budget Powerpoint

Hi neighbors — Just a quick (and much shorter!) post to let you know that the District has posted on its website the PowerPoint presentation that Supt. Collins gave last night at the budget hearing at the high school. If you were not able to attend, you can view the presentation here: http://bsdweb.bsdvt.org/Board/budget0910/BudgetFY10v3.pdf Please let…

School Board Update; Hearing Dec. 16

Hi neighbors — It’s budget-preparation season for the Burlington School Board, as most of you no doubt realize from this morning’s Free Press article (for those of you who didn’t see it, here’s the link: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20081214/NEWS02/812140310/1001/NEW. As Molly Walsh noted, our first public hearing on the proposed budget will be held in the cafeteria of…

School Board Update

Hi neighbors — During the recent City Council vote on the School Board’s bond proposal, many of the councilors expressed their desire to work with the Board to develop a school renovation proposal that matches the city’s fiscal resources. On Monday evening, the Council is scheduled to consider a resolution that would establish a specific…

Palin Pick for VP Makes McCain Panderer-in-Chief [Press Release]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Info: Frederick Lane Burlington, VT 802-318-4604 fslane3@gmail.com www.FrederickLane.com BURLINGTON, VT — Senator John McCain’s selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin makes it clear that when it comes to critical social and political issues — including U.S. Supreme Court appointments, federal science policy, public education, and birth control — a McCain/Palin White…

Our Schools: Our Future

Phase One of the Master Plan and Vision for the Future After consulting with City leaders and the City Finance Board, the Burlington School Board reconsidered its proposal to ask the City Council for a ballot item in the amount of $226 million. At its monthly meeting on September 9, 2008, the Burlington School Board…

2008-09-10 Update on Revised Bond Proposal

Hi neighbors — Last night, the Burlington School Board voted 12-2 to revised its school bond proposal and ask the City Council to approve a ballot item of just over $92 million for the November 4 election. You can read the specific language of the bond proposal in my post, “Our Schools, Our Future.” Additional…