Why Cyber Is Not So Serious?

Why Cyber Is Not So Serious?

Online Safety
Naked, a short film directed by Rakesh Kumar featuring Kalki Koechlin touches upon a very sensitive but unfortunately suppressed issue of violence against women in the online spaces. The plot perfectly encapsulates the hesitation of an entertainment journalist Ria who is forced to encash a leaked video of popular actress Sandy. The beautifully narrated response of Sandy towards the ‘leaked video’ is the USP of Naked. The society as a whole has only progressed with discussion on violence against women but hasn’t accepted all forms of atrocities as crimes. While the leaked video was part of a film which otherwise people would have seen too but because it was leaked it became scandalous. Wonder why rapists, murderers, harassers haven’t been scandalous enough for us? There have been numerous cases where…
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Freedom of Speech Vs Being Social Online

Freedom of Speech Vs Being Social Online

Online Safety
As we discuss the virtual space in today’s world as essential platforms for networking, socializing, career, businesses etc., it has developed and grown as a space which is also home to millions of brains coming together and having conversations openly. And since all the users have the freedom to express at the online spaces, there is an ongoing debate on who should be barred from the social media platforms so as to ensure safety of the users. Though filtering of users who are exploiting the social media spaces with illicit intentions can probably help in cleaning up the space, it is highly debatable. Banning users from social media has been at times stated as unconstitutional or as a barrier to freedom of speech. The argument is based on who to…
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Privacy Basics on Facebook

Privacy Basics on Facebook

Online Safety
As part of our weeklong campaign towards Safer Internet Day 2017, today we look at one of Facebook’s newest features. Privacy Basics was launched on Data Privacy Day (January 28), and it makes it easy to find answers about privacy, and how to control one’s information on Facebook. With 32 interactive guides available in 44 languages, Privacy Basics features topics based on users’ most frequently asked questions on privacy and security. Privacy Basics gives you tips for things like securing your account, understanding who can see posts and knowing what your profile looks like to others. Built in an interactive and fun way, Privacy Basics answers most of one’s most fundamental queries pertaining to Facebook usage, and thus is a one stop shop for any user. Privacy Basics is part…
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#Whatsapp Safety Tips: Do Not Download Unverified Attachments!

#Whatsapp Safety Tips: Do Not Download Unverified Attachments!

Online Safety
It’s a basic etiquette we all email users learned, downloading an unverified attachment is a bad idea. Usually it’s some sort of a scam. Let’s talk about the latest one doing rounds in India on Whatsapp. If you receive a random forwarded message with an attachment "NDA-ranked-8th-toughest-College-in-the-world-to-get-into.xls" Or "NIA-selection-order-.xls" I can assure you it’s a virus! It provides your personal details to the sender. Hence highly recommend not downloading it. For anyone who has downloaded it, please run a virus scan on your phone right away to ensure it is removed. Here are some of the top android virus scans apps. Easily downloadable from Google Play Store. Another good setting for check it the auto download setting on Whatsapp, Go to Settings and then Data Usage Then one by one…
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How Not To Be Hacked!

How Not To Be Hacked!

Online Safety
Probably the most important skill of our Digital times. Though to be safe, we need to know the dangers. Here is one of the simplest ways to Hack someone via Phishing a noun meaning: the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online. How does it work, you get an email from Gmail, looking like this, claiming someone has tried to login from a funny country who’s capital you are unsure of and urges you to change the password. You being a swift netizen follow the link and do as required, only not realizing that this was a mail sent by a hacker, Because the real mail from Gmail looks…
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