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5 Things that Show you’re Sharing too Much Information Online

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 September 21, 2016

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

It’s easier for predatory animals (lions, wolves, bears, hawks, etc.) to hunt their preys on open grounds with fewer or no places to hide. And this scenario is no different for us when we are online. The moment we get on the Internet, we place ourselves on a hunting patch...

Google Stores All Your Voice Searches – Good Idea or Not?

 October 19, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

OK Google! This simple phrase converts Android smartphones into an endless treasure trove of instant searches controlled by simple voice commands. In many ways, the future is already here but do you know that Google actually stores records of every voice search you carry out? The data it collects is...

Do You Know Select Facebook Employees Can Access Your Account?

 March 4, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

In case you missed it, a very thought provoking and rather intriguing question came to the fore recently with regards to Facebook privacy and what it really means for individual users. If you have heard of the UK trance group Above & Beyond, then you must be familiar with a...

Data Privacy Day – Tips to Protect Your Data and Privacy

 January 28, 2015

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Last year, if our readers can recall, we had an interesting discussion on Data Privacy Day (DPD) and also shared some useful tips on how to keep our data safe. Well, we are here again. To refresh our memory, DPD is observed across the world with a centered approach towards...

5 Common Myths that Stop People from Using an Antivirus

 August 26, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

While this may seem like a bit of an odd subject to venture into, in this blog post we will list out some common reasons, or excuses, why you don’t really need antivirus or an effective computer security for your home PC. Out of the millions of computer users around...

Retargeting: Great for Advertisers but a Threat to User Privacy

 March 21, 2014

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Are you being chased around the Internet by a mobile phone? Or by any other product that you searched for on your favorite e-commerce platform? This is an issue that many of us have perhaps faced recently while surfing the Internet. What we’re speaking about here is commonly known as...

Latest IT Security News, Alerts and Updates for this Week

 November 22, 2013

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Your LG Smart TV might be silently spying on your TV watching habits Jason Huntley, a UK-based developer made an unpleasant discovery while watching his LG Smart TV. He discovered that, the TV was silently logging his viewing habits and sending the data to LG. The TV was performing this...

Apps that every parent should know about

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 June 11, 2013

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Beginning of the school year is a delicate time for children and youth. If academic expectations are not enough, children seem to believe that they are expected to live up to peer-pressure as well. This is always accompanied by insecurities and complexes. There are helplines, guides and mentors that exist...

Instagram: What you need to know – Part 2

 April 6, 2013

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

This post is in continuation with our previous post on Instagram and will discuss how you can control your privacy in the app. In Instagram the key word is ‘public.’ Once an Instagram profile has been created, anyone can browse these online profiles and “follow” other Instagram users. Here comes the...