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

Google Users can now Block any Online Advertisement

We are by now you must have become aware of the ads that ‘stalk’ us online. Once you search for a product online, quite instantly you get to see that product virtually on any webpage you visit! Advertisers know from your search what product you want and they have a trick to show you ads of that almost always when you are online. If you’ve ever wished those ads would leave you alone, we have good news for you.

Gaming Addiction Classified as Mental Health Disorder by WHO

Concerned parents have thought about this for a while, and now they have a more tangible reason to limit their children’s ‘screen time’. The World Health Organisation recently recognized addiction to video games as a mental health disorder. The WHO’s latest list of diseases calls addiction to digital and video gaming as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” that becomes so extensive that it “takes precedence over other life interests”.

What to do if your WhatsApp is hacked in UAE? TRA issues advisory

One of the most commonly used messages apps in the UAE, WhatsApp is no wonder being targeted by scammers who are trying to take advantage of its popularity to hack into sensitive information. While you might think WhatsApp is one of the most secure messaging services around, it’s actually very easy to hack someone’s WhatsApp account if one knows the phone number connected to a WhatsApp account.

Say ‘Goodbye’ to this Good Old Chat Service

“Yahoo Messenger will no longer be supported after July 17, 2018. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally. After July 17, you’ll no longer be able to access your chats and the service will no longer work,” Yahoo said in a statement on Friday. “There currently isn’t a replacement product available for Yahoo Messenger,” the company said, adding that it is constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called ‘Yahoo Squirrel’ which is currently in beta form.

Facebook Alerts 14 M to Privacy Bug that Changed Status Composer to Public

Facebook has another privacy issue on its hands. A bug in May accidentally changed the suggested privacy setting for status updates to public from whatever users had set it to last, potentially causing them to post sensitive friends-only content to the whole world. Facebook is now notifying 14 million people around the world who were potentially impacted by the bug to review their status updates and lock them down tighter if need be.