Capturing the TweeSurfing Journey!

Capturing the TweeSurfing Journey!

Social Surfing
The online space is steadily turning into a domain of choice for many people wanting to speak out about certain social issues, or raise their voices. One of the most preferred platforms for people to share their opinions, engage in discussions and learn about other perspectives is microblogging site Twitter. As the number of Twitter users has increased to an incredible 320 million, that has also risen are the cases of online abuse and harassment. Twitter Safety has been working constantly to ensure that reporting mechanisms are updated at regular intervals, to incorporate new kind of threats, and that these measures are user friendly. Centre for Social Research and Twitter collaborated to create #TweeSurfing in the year 2016. A Twitter Literacy program designed to spread knowledge on how to use…
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Twitter @Safety Check!

Twitter @Safety Check!

Online Safety
Indian headlines have been dominated by Twitter hacks. There are many theories about how it was done. Some blame it on Anonymous, some on a disgruntled employee, others just leave it to fate. Well here are some basic steps to keep your Twitter account safe. Please keep two separate emails, one for your recovery, the other for your usual communication. Ensures we keep our login details private. Set a strong password, using your name, date of birth, phone number, is usually a very bad idea. Set a dual verification system, its simple visit Happy tweeting folks.
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Be A Bond! James Bond Against #Cybercrime

Be A Bond! James Bond Against #Cybercrime

Online Safety
#CyberCrime is making headlines across India, Twitter accounts being Hacked, PayTM transfers made without user’s knowledge, Strange whatsApp forwards. Our digital world has seen an increase of scam artists and criminals, primarily due to lack of awareness. Well, there is a lot we can do to keep our web safe. Here are a few steps that can really help your out. 1. Keep your machines free of Virus, Malware. Its super simple, here are some of the top anti-virus programs, please download any one of them on your system right away. If you already possess one, please ensure its up to date. 2. Keep your email super secure. Yes this is usually the weak link in our cyber security, I would highly recommend keeping 2 emails, one for daily use…
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Netizens Are The First And Final Frontier To Beat #CyberCrime

Netizens Are The First And Final Frontier To Beat #CyberCrime

Online Safety
The Supreme Court on Monday asked internet majors Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook for their responses to a petition for cracking down on cybercrimes, especially the sharing on social media of sexual-offence videos. I think this is a brilliant opportunity to get user’s involved in our effort to curb #cybercrime. Learning from Youtube, who created an amazing Heroes program, involving volunteers to help improve Youtube, by flagging inappropriate content, adding captions and subtitles to videos and sharing knowledge with other users. [embed]https://youtu.be/Wh_1966vaIA[/embed] Expanding this idea further to the Internet, we can empower Netizens to flag off criminal content. This will not only help identify the content at an early stage, plus also help spread awareness amongst users. Major reason why negative content finds home on the Internet is the inability…
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