Tag: cybersafety

‘Chew with your mouth closed’ ‘Say please and thank you’ ‘Don’t interrupt - wait your turn to speak’ How many times have you issued those commands? Me – thousands! Teaching our kids manners and safety is something many parents just do automatically. We provide the hot tips as we go about our daily lives.  But ...
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We all know that kids love to play pranks – it is just part of childhood. Whether it is whoopee cushions, switching the salt and the sugar or good old plastic spiders, harmless pranks can be fun and actually a good way of teaching kids resilience. But unfortunately, when kids take jokes online it is ...
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Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that lets users send and receive photos that disappear after being viewed, has come under its fair share of fire recently. In January, the company was criticized for ignoring a security flaw that allowed 4.6 million user names and phone numbers to be leaked to the public. This month, another security ...
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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if your refrigerator could inform you when it was out of milk, or vegetables? And wouldn’t it be even more convenient if your fridge could communicate these things to you across town—through a text message? It may seem like some kind of science fiction, but with the Internet-of-Things (IoT)—the connection of ...
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Snapchat is, undeniably, one of the great tech success stories of 2013. The photo sharing app, known for it’s deletion of photos once viewed, gained so much popularity this past year that Facebook offered the founder an astounding $4 billion to sell—4 times the amount they paid for Instagram back in 2012. Unfortunately, 2014 may ...
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Mobile phone calls and text messages seem to be going the way of the dinosaurs. In their place, a plethora of multi-functional mobile messaging apps have flooded the market, each offering distinct features. In fact, a study by Informa found that chat apps are now more popular than text messaging among mobile users worldwide, with ...
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One month after announcing a corporate data raid affecting 2.9 million of their users, Adobe has found the extent of this breach to be even larger than initial estimates. The count of compromised users has increased to 38 million–13 times what they originally thought. The volume of leaked user data, while unfortunate, has provided an ...
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We all know the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” however, as the incidence of cyberbullying grows across the Internet, this may no longer be true. On the Internet, hurtful words can become more visible and more brutal than ever and seen by a lot more people. ...
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