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Technology Tuesday June 27, 2017

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Technology Tuesday June 27, 2017 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:13:30 +0000 Technology Tuesday June 27, 2017 Technology Tuesday June 27, 2017 KAMC are doing far more than just selling cookies. lauren how about earning a 'cyber- security' badge? girls can already achieve badges mastering stem activities.. meaning science, technology.. engineering, and math. and this fall, scouts will debut 18-new badges - including a cybersecurity badge. for the younger girl scouts, this will include learning data privacy, cyberbullying.. and protecting themselves online. older members will learn how to code, become an ethical hacker, and build firewalls. lauren and an alert tonight, for parents of kids who like to use the social media app, 'snapchat'. bryan that's pretty much all of us with kids that have a phone or a tablet. our 'jesse palmer' is here.. with the red flags being raised by a new feature called 'snap maps'. thanks to a new snapchat feature called "snap map" - not only ca you see exactly what your friends are doing?you can also track them down to join the fun. but this morning, many parents of younger snapchat users are worried that the sharing has gone too far?putting their kids' privacy at risk. expert: this is particularly concerning to parents because snapchat is one of the most popular social networks so how does it work? if you update your snapchat app on your phone you'll be prompted to either opt in to sharing your location on snap map or stay in ghost mode - the default setting -- so you can see where others are, but they can't see you. according to snapchat - it's impossible to share your location with someone who isn't your friend - you can even select which friends see you and which ones don't?and the map only updates your location when you're actually using the app. still some parents fear this type of visibility makes their kids vulnerable. expert: you as a parent want to know who your children's friends are on snapchat because they can at any time toggle the settings to share the location or not with those people it may be alarming for parents -- but location sharing isn't new?apps like facebook messenger and apple's find my friends allow you to share your specific location with others? and since this type of technology isn't going away any time soon.. experts suggest talking to your kids about who they add on snap chat..being selective about what the word "friend" means?and above all, when your kids update their apps, make sure you're up- to-date on what that means for them. bryan 'jesse palmer' reporting.

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