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

Intimate Details of Millions of Facebook users Leaked

After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, yet another data leak recently impacted millions of Facebook users. This time, users shared their data through an app called myPersonality. Shockingly, experts believe that people who shared private information about their personality with the app can easily be recognized through their unique traits privy to the app. Facebook officially suspended the app on April 7.

Twitter Steps up its Fight against Trolls

Twitter has been fighting against the rise of trolls, and recently, it announced a new initiative to control this problem. Why Twitter? Because trolls seem to be most active on this platform. Twitter is a ‘suitable’ platform for trolls because everything posted on it can be viewed by everyone, and stuff goes viral on Twitter, faster.

UAE Blocks Several Online Gaming Websites Including ‘Blue Whale’

Online games that are believed to have an adverse impact on youngsters were recently blocked in the UAE. Games such as Roblox, My Friend Cayla, Blue Whale, Cloudpets, and Mariam have been clocked in this region on an order from Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General. The Attorney General took this move after receiving reports about the adverse impact these games can have on youngsters’ personality development and their family lives. Experts believe that these games can also corrupt youngsters to adopt a conduct harmful to the society.

Google makes Ramadan on the Web easier

Ramadan has started and so has a massive volume of searches for recipes, prayer timings, shopping related to the holy month! Searching for Ramadan related stuff will now be much easier, thanks to a new feature recently announced by Google. When you search for ‘Ramadan’ or related keywords, now you can see all the information related to the holy month displayed on the main results page.

More than a Million Online Shoppers in UAE Exposed to Scams

As people in the UAE warm up to the idea of online shopping like never before, they are also attracting the unwanted attention of scammers. In case you are one among those online deal hunters, you are among 1 million online consumers in the region, who are vulnerable to the trickery of scammers. A report by reputed online security company Norton recently revealed how big the problem currently is.