Women Must Have Equal Access to Technology

Technology is empowering women and girls around the world to improve their lives and their communities. Just ask the female vegetable seller in Tanzania who now uses a popular mobile service to store and transfer money using just her cell phone—protecting her business savings from theft and increasing her control over spending. The Internet and mobile phones can dramatically increase a woman’s access to information and opportunity through access to online education platforms, job opportunities, e-banking, mobile health applications and expanded social networks....more
"... shocking absence of women in STEM careers portrayed in American television and film.,, out ...more

What It's Like to Be a Target on the Internet Every Day: Brianna Wu and Shireen Mitchell at #BlogHer15

Brianna Wu is a video game developer. She’s an entrepreneur, a blogger, and a podcaster. For the last year, she has also been a target. She is often cited as one of the primary targets in an ongoing online campaign to intimidate, threaten, harass, and ultimately endanger prominent women in the gaming community. Brianna joined us at #BlogHer15 to share her experiences. ...more

NEW! #BlogHer15 Keynote: Brianna Wu on Creating a Safer Saner Online Culture for Women. For Everybody.

Last week we added a late-breaking keynote segment to the already packed #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us schedule. I'm excited to tell you more about it today, and if you have been considering, but haven't already registered we hope this puts you right over the edge to register!...more
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8 Ways to Ensure Safe and Secure Online Shopping this Holiday Season

So, who’s on your holiday gift list this year? That list is a lot longer than you think; consider all the names of hackers that have not yet appeared on it. Scammers will do whatever it takes to get on your holiday gift list! Here’s how to keep these cyber thieves out of your pocket:...more

33 Facts about Women in Tech (Infographic)

This infographic shows both A) women are making progress or B) women have much more progress to make. For women to make as much progress as these facts show are needed, men have to participate in the change. The big changes we see in the last year are there because men have finally started trying to work with women to solve the scarcity of women in tech problem ....more

I Think I Might Have Figured This Whole Work Thing Out

Ironically, just after posting that I was going to get back to blogging, and my first post back on how grateful I am, I got really sick, didn’t do anything, fell behind at work and so didn’t do any blogging while I caught up. So, here we are again and now I am really grateful that I’m not sick. Recently, I went full circle, spending two days in San Diego, where my first daughter was born and where I moved away from thirty-one years ago, to attend a soccer tournament for my fourth daughter ....more

Tools That Help Small Businesses Save Money

Tools That Help Small Businesses Save Money Small business owners are not only always on, but also always on the go. These days, chances are good that even small businesses that boast employees are remote workplaces where telecommuting is the norm and everything happens in the cloud out of necessity. Building a client base or a cohesive team takes plenty of support, and these days that support usually comes in the form of software ....more

What Online Retailers Need to Think About This Holiday Season

Making money for online retailers or e-commerce stores during the holidays can be a challenging business period. Some stores make most of their yearly profit during the holidays. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, it has become easier than ever to order things via a mobile device. On many e-commerce sites, your information is saved and it takes just a few swipes on a smartphone. The following are some things that online retailors need to think about in order to have the most profitable holiday season this year....more

5 FREE Twitter eBooks

If you own your business, you will not want to miss out on any of these great freebies! Right now on Amazon you can download these handy Twitter...more

The Leet Legacy #9 is now live on Youtube!

Hey everyone! I hope those of you that celebrated Thanksgiving had a wonderful day! I got home yesterday after traveling for the holiday so I am working on getting back into the swing of things with the website ....more

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How to pwn Anyone

Define Pwn: Pwn is a slang term derived from the verb own, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival. And when it’s done by hacking email, the person is effectively pwned. No matter how “private” you are on the Internet, no matter how infrequently you post on your Facebook page—even if you don’t have a Facebook account—your life can be hacked into as long as you own just one password—and the ability to be tricked....more

Phishing works and here's why

A phishing e-mail is sent by a cyberthief to trick its recipient into revealing sensitive information so that the crook could steal money from the recipient or gain access to a business’s classified information. One way to lure an employee is for the crook to make the e-mail appear like it was sent by the company’s CEO. Often, phishing e-mails have urgent subject lines like “Your Chase Bank Balance Is Negative.”...more