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Monica Vila

Founder & Chief Technology Mom, TheOnlineMom.com (Guest Contributor)

Monica Vila is the founder of TheOnlineMom.com, a Verizon FiOS Ambassasor, and regular contributor to the Verizon at Home blog and the Verizon Residential & Small Business News Center. Her career spans two decades of three-dimensional consumer marketing that has allowed hundreds of clients to create strong brand connections with key demographics. For the last 15 years she has focused on consumer technology and is passionate about creating tech savvy communities -- empowering families to make good decisions about their use of technology. Monica was previously PTA President at her daughter's elementary school and is an active advocate of parents embracing technology by understanding both its benefits and risks. Find her @TheOnlineMom.

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Internet Security Starts at Home

The following blog was written by Monica Vila, Founder and Chief Technology Mom at www.theonlinemom.com and Verizon at Home contributor. Follow Monica on Twitter at @theonlinemom!  |  April 11, 2013

With newspapers regularly carrying reports of cyber-attacks against banks, healthcare companies and even Florida online election systems, it’s easy to believe that the Internet has become an easy target for criminals and we would be well-advised to keep our distance. However, in a world where everyone spends an increasing amount of time online, we know that is next to impossible. What we can do is take extra precautions, and good Internet security practices usually start at home.

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The Culture (and Pros & Cons) of Working from Home

 |  March 6, 2013

Yahoo’s recent decision to rescind its work-from-home policy and have everyone report to the office has generated a deluge of commentary in both the traditional news media and online. Opinion varies from sympathetic support and an understanding of the challenges facing a struggling Silicon Valley icon to condemnation of the move as a retrograde step and a serious setback for the rights of working women.

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Armchair Critics Rule! Event Viewing & TV Gone Social

 |  February 25, 2013

There was a time when being a TV critic was almost like being one of the celebrities that they were paid to write about. They were wined and dined by talent agents and publicists; private screenings were arranged exclusively for their benefit; and the TV-watching public waited for their word before deciding whether it was worth tuning in to a new drama series or sitcom.

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