Two incidents of online harassment of girls this month have brought the focus back on the urgent issue of online harassment and blackmailing in UAE.
According to Fortune Tech, the app harvests phone numbers and email addresses from smart phones in which it is installed.
While free WiFi networks can be dangerous, you will be surprised to know that a majority of the people in the UAE said they “wouldn’t think twice” before logging on to a public WiFi network, according to the 2017 Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report.
Skype recently released an all-new desktop version. Get introduced to five new features of the new Skype.
The Manasikana app launched by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has many useful features
Knowing what’s good social media conduct in this region isn’t tough, as governments have social media guidelines you can follow.
While children spend most of their time playing online games, they might be giving away sensitive data that could put your family’s privacy at risk.
Faketoken virus is capable of recording your phone calls, stealing banking credentials, and diverting incoming SMSes. It might be spreading through bulk SMS messages that prompt users to download images.
The Mariam game issue sheds light on the trend of games with questionable content, which can harm players in various ways. Moreover, people are less discerning about the adverse impact of playing games online because they just see it as something fun, engaging and harmless.
Is your child a bully or being bullied online? Here’s expert advice for you to take immediate action
Why should people in the UAE be concerned about the Dark Net and its passageway TOR in this region? Statistics on the official website of TOR show that in Jan and Jun 2017, around 480,000 users from UAE were directly connected to the TOR network.
We spend almost all our waking hours glued to our computer or mobile screens. Here are a few things you should do immediately to manage our time better
As people have gotten smart about fake emails, cyber thieves are now attacking people through SMS. This new scam is called Smishing.
Password managers promise us they will keep our numerous difficult passwords safe. Can we trust them 100%?
Making a free call online might look like a better alternative to phone calls, but it can put you at risks you never knew about.
Have you heard of the Blue Whale online group that’s reportedly pressurizing teenagers to participate in dangerous tasks, and even committing suicide? Here’s what you need to know about this trend, and things you can do.
Initiatives like the Great Kindness Challenge, which aims at helping children in developing empathy, combating bullying, and building self-esteem.
The feeling of being stalked can be creepy! Your online activity leaves digital footprints that can easily lead stalkers to you. Sweat not! Here’s how you can reduce your footprint.
Most of us are so addicted to technology that it has almost started suffocating us. Here are seven stress management tips for technoholics.
Recently a teenager, Sam Abel, from England ended himself as a victim of cyber bullying. It’s yet another wake-up call for parents to take online safety for kids seriously
Have you heard about Snapchat’s latest product? Most kids have, and they can’t wait to use it. As responsible adults, it’s important for you to know that the device might be unsafe for children to use.
On December 15, 2016, Eichenwald said he received a message from the username @Jew_Goldstein on Twitter. The tweet was an animated image (GIF) of a blinding strobe light that said, “You deserve a seizure for your posts” in capital letters. Mr. Eichenwald, who has epilepsy, saw the post and immediately went into a seizure.
Did you know that there was a time when someone could gain control over Facebook users’ videos to edit or delete them? Dan Melamed, a cyber security researcher who worked at Microsoft and A&T helped Facebook identify the security loophole that could have impacted billions of people.
A neurologist from Abu Dhabi says excessive reliance on electronic devices and social media could negatively affect your child’s memory and cognition. Click here to find out more.
On May 12, 2017, the biggest and fastest-spreading cyber attack in recorded history hit hundreds of thousands of computers from over 150 countries. Learn more about how to protect yourself from the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware.
Be honest: have you ever came across a Facebook post for “How to lose weight”? What about other health-related topics like, “How to treat an infection without going to a doctor” or “The best way to treat cancer without chemotherapy”?
When people think of Snapchat, they think of a fun platform for people to chat with their friends and send fun images and videos of themselves. However, as time went by and Snapchat established itself as one of the biggest social media companies in the world, they created a ‘Discover’ section on their platform.
Did you know that only 0.03% of the entire Internet can be found on search engines? The information found on Google, Facebook, and Wikipedia combined represents just a tiny fraction of one percent of all the information available on the Web.
We hear about victims of Internet fraud all the time. People tend to simplify those stories and say that those people are so naïve and that it would never happen to them.
You may want to think twice about that.
Did you know that almost half of 8- to 11-year olds agreed to give social media giants like Facebook and Instagram control over their data?
If you are an Arab or have lived in the Arabian Gulf, you probably know that privacy is a very important issue here (particularly for women). Moreover, keeping one’s personal information about oneself and sheltering oneself from society is particularly common in women who share conservative values
Self-destructing messaging apps with end-to-end encryption are taking over; these are apps that automatically destruct messages when the receiver reads them and/or sets a limit for how long the receiver can see a message before it gets deleted. Both kids and young adults use them to prevent certain people (i.e. parents, and future employers, etc.) from seeing things in their chat histories.
Instagram’s social media culture does provide a great platform to share authentic photos, but not everything is as flattering and amazing as it seems in those photos. People might not use Photoshop, but they can use filters (even if they use the hashtag #NoFilter). They can give off the impression that the photo was effortlessly taken with very little or no preparation whatsoever.
Just because you got a divorce doesn’t mean you cannot be cordial with your former partner. After all, you have a child together. For the sake of your child, it’s still your responsibility to protect your child by communicating with each another about the things that impact him/her.
As your child spends increasing amount of time online, talk to your ex and figure out what they know about cyber safety. Once you start the conversation, try to collaborate about how you will co-parent your child about their online use.
Police forces from all over the world use Facebook Live (and the Facebook platform in general) as a way to prosecute criminals. It is actually one of the first places detectives search for evidence. Based on the content of a criminal’s social media posts – like online extremism, for example – they can find out the person’s motive, the geolocation of where they recorded the Facebook Live video.
Astroturfing is the attempt to create an impression of widespread support for a policy, individual, or product, where very little support actually exited beforehand. In other words, astroturfers create marketing or public relations campaigns in an attempt to present inaccurate information as real information. Usually, special interest groups use this technique to give an organization credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial connection.
You know how we always say, “Think before you post?” Well, Instagram just introduced a new feature called Instagram Drafts.
You’ve heard all these stories about kids being abducted by adults. But what if you saw one in real life? Click here to read about what happened in two social experiments filmed by one of the major news stations in the United States.
Online addiction is becoming such a major problem nowadays that people want to consider it a drug. One pundit even went as far as calling it ‘digital heroin.’ Would you agree? Read both sides of the argument in this article.
Have you ever heard anyone stereotype millennials? You’ve heard them all before: entitled, lazy, self-centered, etc. Internationally known entrepreneur Simon Sinek explains why this is the case and what we can do to help them.
Do you remember a program called YouTube Heroes? YouTube announced it in September 2016, and the communities detested it… for many reasons. Find out why.
Have you heard of Instagram Direct? It’s a new feature that allows you to share your Instagram posts privately? Learn how to use it in this article.
When Facebook introduced video to their platform, very few people knew that a lot of companies were stealing content… particularly from YouTube’s content creators. Read more about Facebook freebooting YouTube’s content.
There are a lot of cyberbullies and online trolls out there, especially on Twitter. Follow the directions in this article if there is someone you want to block or unfollow on Twitter.
Do you believe workers have the right to discharge at home rather than constantly having to check your phone for new emails? Europe has established new policies to protect their workers. Read more and think about what the GCC can do to protect their workers.
Did you know that YouTube has parental controls? Do you know how to turn them on and off? Read this article to find out how to help parents better monitor what your child watches on YouTube.
We have reached a new problem since the arrival of the smartphone. We have become more connected, but only through our smartphones. As a result, we have become more disconnected to our surroundings. We refer to this concept as phubbing.
Google knows everything about you, from Google searches, to emails, to which videos you watch. You can find out just a snippet of what Google knows by using Google My Activity.
Do you ever feel like your phone heats up when you put your phone to your ear? How much do you think that impacts your health… particularly your brain? Read on to find out what science tells us about the health risks of too much cell phone use.
Facebook Likes? Dangerous? No way!
The Facebook like button is arguably the most recognized social media currency ever created, but you may not know how much people can find about you based on what you like.