Press Releases 2008

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Press Releases 2008
December 17, 2008 PDF Print E-mail

Cable Deepens Its Commitment to Child Online Safety With Membership in FOSI: NCTA Joins Preeminent Online Safety Group

WASHINGTON D.C. - December 17, 2008. Further building on the cable industry’s commitment to children’s online safety, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced that it has joined the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the preeminent global non-profit dedicated to enhancing online safety for children and families around the world.

Membership in FOSI helps the cable industry extend its commitment to giving parents a full range of tools, information and resources to help better shape and manage their family’s online use.

Read more: December 17, 2008
December 11, 2008 PDF Print E-mail

FOSI CEO Issues Recommendations for Next Administration

Hosts annual conference with top online safety experts

WASHINGTON D.C. - December 11, 2008 - Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) CEO Stephen Balkam released a new online safety education report titled, Making Wise Choices Online, at the Second Annual Online Safety Conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Read more: December 11, 2008
December 8, 2008 PDF Print E-mail

Sprint Teams Up with the Family Online Safety Institute to Protect Kids Anywhere They Can Access the Web

WASHINGTON D.C. – December 8, 2008 — The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Sprint (NYSE: S) is joining the international, non-profit organisation to help address online safety issues and promote industry best practices. Sprint will take a seat on the FOSI Board of Directors, with acting Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Edward Palmieri serving as the company's representative. As a leading telecommunications company with extensive online safety experience, Sprint's membership will further allow FOSI to develop best practices to make the Internet safer for families.

Read more: December 8, 2008
November 19, 2008 PDF Print E-mail

Symantec and FOSI join forces to make the online world safer for kids and families

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2008 — Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, announced today that they are joining the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and will have Marian Merritt, Symantec’s Internet Safety Advocate, serve on the FOSI Board of Directors.  FOSI is an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods for online safety.  As an active corporate supporter of FOSI, Symantec will participate in the organization’s Second Annual Family Online Safety Institute Conference and Exhibition, taking place in Washington, D.C. in December, with Merritt scheduled to speak.

Read more: November 19, 2008


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