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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#LetsPictureConsent : A Brand New Social Media Campaign

#LetsPictureConsent : A Brand New Social Media Campaign

Social Surfing
Today, the world shares their lives with significant people with a click of a button, by way of pictures and videos. We share every aspect of our day, whether the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the places we visit, and the people we meet. Many people, also often share their intimate pictures and videos with their partners. But what happens when these pictures are forwarded, to others? Would that count as online harassment? Last year’s movie Pink spoke to us in detail about the issue of consent, a discourse which was very much the need of the hour for Indian society, where being a woman denies one of any personal agency. Consent implies giving your agreement, your nod to an action or gesture. In the same line of…
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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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Facebook launches New and Improved Safety Centre

Facebook launches New and Improved Safety Centre

Social Surfing
Today, one's identity is as much a product of their school, college, workplace, family, country, as it is about their presence on social media. And the first among equals when it comes to social media, is undoubtedly Facebook. Having literally changed the DNA of communication and social interaction in the past decade and a half, Facebook has constantly been coming up with updates and new features, to make social media an integral part of society. When it comes to social media, one of the key aspects of interaction on social media, which has come under the scanner more often than not, is the aspect of safety and security of a person in the online space. As more of the world becomes a part of social media platforms, issues of cyber…
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