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Online Sense is ICDL Arabia's philanthropic arm aimed at raising public awareness on Cyber Safety.

US Visa Aspirants Might Soon have to Share their Social Media Details

If you want to immigrate to the US or visit the country for business or pleasure and you aren’t from one of these countries, soon you might have to share your social media handles created in the last five years as part of official formalities. A social media handle is the URL of your personal account – e.g. facebook.com/XYZ.

Eight Apps you didn’t know can be Harmful to Children!

We are sure that as a parent you are always concerned about your children don’t indulge in self-harm in their ignorance, or even more importantly, don’t keep secrets from you, which might eventually prove dangerous for them. But have you ever thought that you might be ignorant about your children’s activities, and come to know about them only when it is too late?

Jailed British-German Teacher in UAE Downloaded Child Porn through GigaTribe

Prosecutors from Abu Dhabi recently revealed that British-German teacher Christian Wilke-Breitsameter was jailed for possession of child porn, contrary to reports earlier that he was penalized for ‘electronic insult’. Christian, who was arrested in the UAE in April last year, possessed more than 300 child pornography pictures on his cell phone and computer. He confessed downloading this material through GigaTribe, a website that is not illegal but facilitates file-sharing within closed groups.

Should you #DeleteFacebook Today…

If you are following the #DeleteFacebook trend on websites like Twitter, you will understand how big an issue this has become. Even celebrities such as Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, and Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp have asked Facebook users to delete their accounts. A survey conducted last week in the United States and Germany showed that for the first time in the history of Facebook, the largest number of people have come forward to say that they are losing trust in Facebook over privacy.

Don’t Fall for this New WhatsApp Scam!

If you have received a WhatsApp message claiming that you have won in the Dubai Expo 2020 Lucky Draw, don’t be happy yet! It’s a new scam that has actually gone viral. The messages congratulates recipients for winning a Dh 200,000! But there’s just one issue, it’s a Phishing attempt that asks recipients to share personal information on two particular numbers to claim their big prize money.