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Jun
07
2018
NPR

Melania Trump waited more than a year before taking a traditional step as first lady, finally unveiling her "Be Best" campaign on May 7. A month later, the initiative itself appears to be off to a slow start. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

May
08
2018
BBC

Google has unveiled artificial intelligence software that books appointments over the phone on behalf of users by conducting voice-based conversations on their behalf. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

May
07
2018
Washington Post

In an unusual Rose Garden address Monday, Melania Trump said that “too often social media is used in negative ways” and that she plans to dedicate the rest of her time as first lady to bringing attention to the problems children face in “today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world.” FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

May
07
2018
NPR

Melania Trump has generally kept a low profile as first lady, but Monday she steps into the spotlight to formally unveil her initiatives. She'll be focusing on issues related to children. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

Apr
30
2018
Techonomy

FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam writes for Techonomy

Apr
30
2018
Adweek

Amazon is releasing new Alexa experiences for kids and parents, including the Echo Dot Kids Edition, which it says allows children to access age-appropriate content with their voices. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

Apr
25
2018
USA Today

Facebook Messenger can seem the least social part of the social network — much of the time, you’re only conversing with one other person. But it’s not just you and your chat partner on Messenger. Facebook itself automatically scans links and attached photos on its chat system for malware and child sexual abuse. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

Mar
28
2018
USA Today

FOSI Founder & CEO, Stephen Balkam, writes for USA Today.

Mar
20
2018
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady.

Mar
20
2018
Nexstar TV

First Lady Melania Trump sat down with executives from Internet giants Google, Facebook and Twitter to urge them to do more to protect kids online. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is interviewed.