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This month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. A joint program between Microsoft and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a campaign to help increase Internet security. This month there will be conferences and workshops in cities across the United States. You can find out more at this web site.
If you can't make it to one of these events there are tips for staying safe online at this Microsoft site. Other sites dedicated to Internet safety include iSafe and NetSmartz. These sites have resources for students, teachers, parents and even law enforcement.
If you are a visual person like I am you often find it easier to visualize and understand things after seeing it. Over at the XNA Team blog there are some pointers to some presentations about XNA that may be helpful.
Specifically there is a pointer and description of a webcast about the Space Wars starter kit, an interview with Boyd Multerer the XNA product unit manager over on Channel 99, and presentations from GameFest. I've watch a couple of demos using the Space Wars starter kit and it really helpd me jump start my understanding of it and how I can have some fun with it. Seeing makes a huge difference for me.
The XNA blog is a great place to keep up with the latest XNA news by the way.