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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Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Online Safety
Pretty much when you have figured out how to manage diapers you need to get started on How to explain the Internet. Yup gone are the days when Parents were the encyclopedia. Now we have Google, Facebook, Twitter, and whether you like it or not, your kids will access it. And they should, considering the internet has become an integral part of today’s society. Social media platforms are the new hangouts for kids, that where they meet and greet their friends, plus its also an ocean of information. For parents the online spaces have to be pretty much like offline spaces, where one allows kids to venture out, make discoveries, yet informs and enables them to stay safe. Though to be able to this, Parents need to build their own…
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The Indian #CyberCrime Dangal!

The Indian #CyberCrime Dangal!

Online Safety
India is exploring how to use Social Media as a policing solution. Recently many events of communal violence have been blamed on rumors and fake news spread through various digital platforms. The fast and furious nature of the cyber space, requires swiftness on the side of the legal machinery and a positive coordinated effort with the platforms during the time of crisis. Highly recommends going through: Social Media and Police in India Behavior Perceptions Challenges Of course our Police force is under tremendous pressure from the political leaders to increase surveillance on Social Media. Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, recently asked state police of Rajasthan to keep a close eye on social media activities. Internet and social media are a reality of our times, and we need to understand this medium…
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