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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Clear message: Don’t let down your guard

Our View is that you must remain diligent as parents, adults, teachers, et cetera. Who would think about their teenage daughters or friends trying to fly halfway around the world to join terrorists with IS? Still, it happened. We cannot let down our guard in teaching, warning and watching our impressionable youngsters. (October 31, 2014, Page 4A)

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    You mean the Web hasn’t been around forever?

    A large portion of the population — anyone under the age of 25 — hasn’t been around as long as the World Wide Web and Internet. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some research about how we use and value the Web and the Internet as it celebrates its 25th birthday. (October 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Growing up in the age of technology

      Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks at the Internet explosion and writes about how she’s worked with her children and now her grandchildren to navigate and use the world wide web safely. (September 19, 2013, Page 4)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Patti C. Harris writes about modern electronics and the invasion of privacy some of it brings to citizens. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)

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          The fourth estate

          Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the media’s effect on what we do and think, noting how television and the Internet now seem to have a bigger influence than newspapers on public knowledge and opinion. (March 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Gaming devices, other tech give rise to millennial maturity

            Youngsters have embraced the technology available these days, beginning with their earliest video-oriented games. Now, local columnist Deidra Jackson wonders, should there be a concern of this generation disengaging from society as most of us know it? (August 16, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Dealing with rogue websites

              Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood pens a guest column talking about plans to take on rogue websites designed to fool consumers into purchasing counterfeit and pirated copies of goods. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                Post office woes could affect lots of us

                Do you pay some, or all, of your monthly bills online? Do you use email rather than “regular” mail? If you answer no more than yes, you may be forced to change is the U.S. Postal Service can’t figure out a way to handle its financial problems. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at how the problem could affect us. (September 7, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Balancing connected with being too connected

                  We live in a world of instant communication, and advanced and multipurpose cell phones are one of the tools that’s made that happen. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has recently updated her phone, but it still leaves her wondering if we might not be getting too connected these days. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    You may have some explaining to do

                    Have you ever typed in your name on your favorite Internet search engine? What did the results look like? How many of you are out there? Local columnist Deidra Jackson discovers that she’s a 42-year-old white female in prison or a top-scoring guard in college or a new bride – all at the same time. She takes a closer look at the possibilities and warns that you might well consider eliminating some of the content associated with your name. (February 3, 2011, Page 4)

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