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General Press Coverage 2009

  • Electronic House, "Microsoft and Best Buy Promote Smart Gaming," Jan 26, 2009
  • Military Family Network, "7 Practices for Computer Security," February 14, 2009
  • Circle ID, "Tough Economy Requires Knowledge and Vigilance Online," By Mike Dailey
  • Tallmadge Express, "OMG! Your child is doing what on the computer?" February 8, 2009
  • The Med Guru, "Parenting online behaviour," January 20, 2009
  • The National, "The keys to success," January 27, 2009
  • Government Technology, "Report: Technology No Substitute for Parental and Law Enforcement Efforts," Jan 15, 2009

General Press Coverage 2008

  • Internet Content Filters "Learn How to Protect Your Family from the Worst of the Web!" June 12, 2008
  • Summit Daily News "Share specific online content with your friends and family" June 1, 2008
  • "Web 2.0 Filtering" programs for parents not there yet, by Symantec may be the first" May 25, 2008
  • Washington Post Live Discussion with computer security reporter Brian Krebs May 23, 2008
  • Summit Daily News "Moms (and dads) should be watching the internet" May 10, 2008
  • Daytona Beach News Journal Online "Local man's web site helps parents keep children safe" April 12, 2008
  • National Public Radio, "Digital Culture: Teens' Online "Friends" Often Number in the Hundreds" April 3, 2008
  • The Telegraph (UK), " The 101 most useful websites" March 30, 2008

General Press Coverage 2007

  • The Telegraph (UK), "How to protect your child online" September 1, 2007
  • The Ledger (Florida), "Kids Must Be Wary in Chats With Pals Online" August 5, 2007
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, "Protecting Children Online" July 17, 2007
  • Chicago Daily herald, "Keep young ones safe as summer flies by" July 16, 2007
  • MarketWatch, "Tips to protect kids from unsavory online content" July 1, 2007
  • The Ledger Dispatch (California), "Internet safety forum preaches Web caution" May 4, 2007
  • The Daniel Island News (South Carolina), "Cyber safety: 10 tips for parents" April 19, 2007
  • The New York Times, "Tools to Keep the Web Safe for Children" April 14, 2007
  • The Ventura County Star (CA) recommends GetNetWise's resources for parents in the article "Ways to keep kids safe from Web monsters," April 9, 2007.
  • The Daily Times (Indiana), "Parents, schools take precautions to protect kids when on Web" April 9, 2007
  • Tim Lordan, Executive Director of, discusses approaches parents can take to keep their children safe when they are online during a segment for WTOP Radio's Call for Action "Of Consuming Interest" series. April 4, 2007
  •, Ill-Fated Porn Measure Blocked Again March 22, 2007
  • Portsmouth Harold, Portsmouth Police Captian discusses online safety courses for families and recommends sites like GetNetWise to readers looking for more information. March 18, 2007
  •, More Efforts At Keeping Kids Safe Online February 15, 2007

GetNetWise Parental Empowerment Tools Training Webinars - November 20, 2007

  • National Journal's Tech Daily Dose, "GetNetWise Unveils Next-Generation Of Web Safety Tools" November 20, 2007
  • CBS News, "Tips and Resources: Teens Online" November 19, 2007
  • National Journal's Tech Daily Dose, "GetNetWise to Launch Webinar Series" September 4, 2007

Project Online Safety Launch February 7, 2007

  • Agence France Presse (AFP), Protect Children Online February 8, 2007
  • Telephony Magazine Online, Industry teams up on child safety February 9, 2007
  • NBC 4 in Columbus, Ohio, News segment on Project Online Safety, February 9, 2007
  • Progress & Freedom Foundation blog posting, Project Online Safety and Other New Internet Safety Initiatives February 7, 2007

General Press Coverage 2006

  • PC Magazine lists GetNetWise among the "Top 101 Classic Web Sites of 2006" for information on safe computing.
  • CNN Money Magazine "The Complete Layman's Guide to Cyber Safety" November 20, 2006
  • Media Life Magazine, "For Teens, Web's a World All Their Own" November 2, 2006
  • U.S. News & World Report lists GetNetWise as a top site for information on Internet safety for families. September 10, 2006
  • Tim Lordan contributes to a Technology Daily story on child online protection from inappropriate content, "More Adult Content, Less Solicitation Found Online" August 10, 2006.
  •, "House Misfires on Internet Safety" August 1, 2006
  • Tim Lordan interviewed for CQ Researcher monthly report on child online safety and social networking, "Cyber Socializing: Are Internet Sites Like Myspace Potentially Dangerous?" July 28, 2006.
  • The Ventura County Star (CA) recommends GetNetWise's Kids' Safety Guide for parents in the article "How Parents Can Help Kids Have Safe and Sane Internet Summer," July 17, 2006.
  • GetNetWise recommended by a Florida Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit in a Lakeland Ledger (FL) article, "Parents: Stay Wary of Kids & Internet" on July 2, 2006.
  • The Daily Review (CA), "Online Usage by Teens Prompts Action" June 22, 2006
  • Pensacola News Journal (FL), "Some Use Websites to Keep Tabs on Their Children" June 6, 2006
  • The Times-Picayune, "Simple Steps Thwart Cyber Threats" May 8, 2006
  • NewsDay (NY), "Web Rumors Keep Schools on Alert" April 21, 2006
  • The Altoona Mirror (PA) recommends GetNetWise's tips for parents to protect thier children online. "Safe 'Net: A Watchful Eye, Internet Tools Can Help Keep Kids Safe Online" April 21, 2006
  • Larry Magid recommends GetNetWise for computer security information in a CBS special report, "E-Filing Made Quick and Painless" April 16, 2006
  • The Journal News (New York), "Technology or Law? There's Debate Over the Best Way to Protect Kids Online" April 10, 2006
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Resources for Parents" March 19, 2006
  • AXcess News, Technology Continues to Impact How We Talk to Our Teens March 7, 2006
  • CNET News, Do Web filters protect your child? January 24, 2006

Get Net Safe Tour Launch May 16, 2006

  • TechWeb News, "Microsoft, FTC Kick Off 'Get Net Safe' Tour" May 15, 2006
  • Technology Daily PM, Launch announcement in crime section, May 16, 2006
  • Associated Press, "Public-private coalition unveils new computer security resource" May 16, 2006
  • Washington Internet Daily, "Govt., Business Leaders Form Coalition to Make Online World Safer" May 17, 2006
  • CCNews, "Government, Technology and Advocacy Leaders Launch National Get Net Safe Tour to Educate Consumers about Online Safety" May 17, 2006

Wireless Security Initiative Launch March 7, 2006

  • KIRO TV in Seattle, WA, "Group Launches Wireless Security Initiative" March 7, 2006 at 6 pm and March 8 at 5 am
  • KTVU-TV (FOX) San Francisco-Oakland March 7 at 6 pm
  • WJAC-TV (NBC) Johnstown-Altoona, Pennsylvania March 7 at 5:30 pm
  •, "Symantec Begins Wireless Security Initiative" March 7, 2006
  • United Press International, "Wireless Security Campaign Steps up" March 8, 2006
  • Brian Krebs' "Security Fix" blog in the Washington Post, "Video Guide: Securing your Wireless Network" March 8, 2006
  • Alpha the CNET Blog, "Wireless Security Initiative" March 8, 2006
  • IT Media in Japan, March 7, 2006
  • Philadelphia Inquirer, "Wireless Routers Require Security" March 11, 2006
  • PC World (also ran in the Washington Post), "GetNetWise and Symantec Team Up to Offer a Wireless Security Primer" March 13, 2006
  • Ventura County Star (CA), "Public Service Project Offers Tips on Securing Wireless Connection" March 27, 2006
  • Tim Lordan interviewed for WTOP radio show "Of Consuming Interest" on the topic of wireless security tips for consumers. April 2, 2006 at 10:30 pm
  • PC World Canada, "What's Wrong with My Network?" May 18, 2006
  •, "Think all Wi-Fi networks are secure?" July 7, 2006
  • Register Herald (West Virginia), "Blackberry Confidential: Protecting Company Data in a Mobile Business Universe" July 15, 2006.

Tim Lordan testifies at Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy hearing on "Protecting Children from Internet Pornography" January 19, 2006

Read full testimony.

  • Reuters, "Rating System Urged for Adult Internet Content" January 19, 2006
  • CNet News, "Senators Threaten New Net Porn Crackdown" January 19, 2006
  • IDG News Service, "Senate Panel Warns Internet Porn Vendors" January 19, 2006
  • AXcess News, "Senate Committee Discusses Need for Internet Child Protection" January 19, 2006
  • Washington Internet Daily, "Senators Debate Online Adult Content " January 20, 2006
  •, "FBI: Adequate Laws Exist to Combat Child Porno" January 20, 2006

General Press Coverage 2004 -- 2005

  • PC Magazine, "Top 100 Classics" Listed as top security site that PC Magazine can't live without.
  • GetNetWise recommended by Dr. Herb Lin of the National Research Council in The Roseville Press-Tribune (CA), "Man Arrested for [Relations] with Roseville Teen" September 21, 2005
  • Houston Chronicle: Weekly Tech Section Help Line, "Education is First Step in Porn Fight" September 20, 2005
  • Ventura County Star, Steer Kids Clear of the Web's Dark Corners July 25, 2005
  • District Chronicles (District of Columbia), "The Low Down on Downloading 'Free' Files" July 14, 2005
  • News 10 Now (Central New York News), "Pornographic Sites May Get a New Address" June 3, 2005
  • The Courier (Montgomery County News), "Protect Your Children from Harmful Internet Sites" May 23, 2005
  • The Herald Press, "Keep Children Safe While They Surf the Net" May 8, 2005 (also seen in Connecticut's Middletown Press, Bristol Press, and New Britain Herald)
  • Media General News Service, "Big Brother Takes Over for Mom and Dad" and "Shielding Kids from Sex, Violence" May 1, 2005 (as seen in Virginia's Potomac News and Richmond Times Dispatch and in Washington Date Line)
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal, "Net Filters Give Parents Peace of Mind" April 27, 2005
  • Discovery Health Channel, "Giving Your Kids a Good Talkin' To" April 15, 2005
  • Grand Rapids Press, "Not Even Best Software Can Replace Parenting" April 4, 2005
  • KKTV Channel 11 News, "Internet Sex Arrest" March 29, 2005
  • Parenting Magazine, "Internet Safety: 10 Smart Moves to Protect Your Child Online" March 2005
  • The Network Journal, "Cyber Snoops, How to Keep Them Out of Your Computer" December/January 2005
  • The New York Times Technology Section, "Terminating Spyware with Extreme Prejudice" December 30, 2004
  • Capitol Public Radio (Sacramento, CA), "Insight" December 20, 2004
  • WJLA ABC 7 News, "In-Depth: Wireless Security" November 18, 2004
  • TechNewsWorld, "Computer Associates Fires Latest Round in Spyware Battle" November 9, 2004
  • BBC UK Radio, "Go Digital" November 8, 2004
  • San Francisco Chronicle (AP article), "Users Often Invite the Spyware Trouble and Costly Cleanup" October 30, 2004
  • Fox News Channel Live Broadcast October 20, 2004

Consumer Spyware Initiative Launch October 15, 2004

  • Information Week, "Dell Believes Education Is Best Way To Fight Spyware; The computer maker and a nonprofit organization have launched a project to teach people about spyware and how to avoid it." October 20, 2004
  • The Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand), "Taking on Internet spies" October 19, 2004
  • (Raleigh-Durham, NC), "Dell, Group Team To Fight Spyware" October 18, 2004 (also in approximately 40 local TV stations' web sites)
  • Digital (UK), "Dell's Anti-Spyware Initiative" October 18, 2004
  • Washington Internet Daily, "Consumer Education Key to New IEF/Dell Spyware Initiative" October 18, 2004
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Computer maker calls spyware 'alarming trend'; 90 percent of machines now infected, Dell executive says" October 17, 2004 (also in 4 other Cox newspapers)
  • Newsday (New York), "Web briefing" October 17, 2004
  • Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), "Campaign helps computer users avoid spyware" October 16, 2004
  • CBS 2 - New York News, "Major Anti-Spyware Campaign Launched; Spyware Can Cause Popup Ads, Sluggish Computer Performance And Can Monitor Internet Use" October 16, 2004 (also in 4 other local media web sites)
  • Biloxi Sun Herald, "In Brief" October 16, 2004
  • Contra Costa Times (California), "Barometer" October 16, 2004
  • The Houston Chronicle, "Around The Nation" October 16, 2004
  • Saint Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota), "Alliance targets spyware" October 16, 2004
  • The State (Columbia, SC), "Site offers tips to rid computers of spyware" October 16, 2004
  • The Tallahassee Democrat, "Digest" October 16, 2004
  • Associated Press, "Group, Dell launch anti-spyware campaign" October 15, 2004 (also in 31 other media outlets)
  • Dow Jones Newswires, "Dell To Teach Customers How to Fight Against Spyware" October 15, 2004
  • Technology Daily PM, "Internet Group Aims To Educate Public About Spyware" October 15, 2004
  • CNET, "Dell backs spyware education drive" October 15, 2004
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