Author: Taylor Tompkins

Taylor Tompkins Taylor Tompkins is a team member in the Corporate Communications division at McAfee. Through her department she was given the opportunity to work towards her passion – keeping kids safe online. Working with the McAfee Online Safety for Kids program, she has spoken to over 10,000 (and counting!) children, parents, and educators presenting informational and interactive material on the importance of keeping children safe online. Prior to joining McAfee, Taylor worked with companies Everloop and Girl Ambition- both built to encourage safe online play and interaction. Taylor has two sisters ages 11 and 14 whom help to fuel her passion for spreading the word about online safety. Taylor lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is active in many charities in the area that are focused on keeping kids safe! In her free time, she enjoys skiing, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.

On Tuesday, January 1st, more than 4.5 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers were leaked online and made available for download. The headline on the now suspended website reads “SnapchatDB! Bringing 4.6 million users’ information to your fingertips…” It’s typical for ‘white hat’ hackers to hack away at websites, and then notify the […]

InstaFamous: A person who is famous due to a high amount of followers on Instagram. The Instagram ‘popular’ page boasts a collection of the most ‘liked’ images on the application (for more background on Instagram, click here). The page is updated in real time based on what photographs collect more ‘likes’ than others, typically to […]

What is it? Keek is a free social networking application that allows users to upload 36 second long video updates, which are called ‘keeks’. Why Kids Use it: Kids like to use apps that their friends are using – if an application becomes popular on the app store and there are no restrictions on their […]

In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), McAfee joined up with the National Cyber Security Alliance at Gertz-Ressler High School in Los Angeles to educate the students on how to be responsible cyber citizens. Guest speakers Nev Schulman (of MTV Catfish fame) and Michelle Dennedy, our own McAfee Chief Privacy Officer, held an […]

October marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and at McAfee we’ve been celebrating by blogging, tweeting, and Lifehacking to our hearts content. Each week has a corresponding theme, and the theme of this week is ‘Being Mobile’. We are in a perpetual state of connectedness. Our phones are constantly and […]