thoughts & notes

January 11, 2018

SafeTeensOnline ambassadors are conducting Cyber awareness training workshops in their respective schools and communities throughout the month leading up to Data Privacy Day. Ambassodors advocated several privacy tips via minute videos and distrbuted them via online platforms. Data Privacy Day is an international effort to empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

October 10, 2017

Cars, appliances, wearables, lighting, healthcare, and home security all contain sensing devices that can talk to another machine and trigger other actions. Examples include: devices that direct your car to an open spot in a parking lot; mechanisms that control energy use in your home; and other tools that track your eating, sleeping, and exercise habits.

Simple tips to keep it safe;

1. Keep a clean machine. Like your smartphone or PC, keep any device that connects to the Internet free from viruses and malware. Update the software regularly on the device itself as well as the app...

October 10, 2017

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cyber security. SafeTeensOnline is spreading the word about cyber security by sharing resources from StopThinkConnect campaign to engage and educate teenagers . Thorough out the month Safe teen ambassador involve in events and initiatives to raise awareness on cyber security topics and best practices in their schools and communities.

April 29, 2017

According to latest security newswire study that a new mindset is required to respond to the latest cyber threats. Everyone recognizes that online security as growing imperative, but most of us are stuck with dated do's and don'ts to handle security vulnerabilities. I believe we need to have a culture of cyber awareness among all of us. One of the ways teenagers can adopt that is through gamification. Games allow kids to experiment, safely make mistakes, and learn by doing.
 
These are some of the links that I find interesting:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0003-friend...

March 18, 2017

Recently I read an article on wired.com that Flashlight app I commonly use almost everyday can giveaway lot of my personal information to advertisers. Based on the article " Flash light app it turns out, can ask for a shocking amount of user data when you download it, tapping everything from my calendar to my phone’s location engine to my camera. Yes, my camera. This is something you can keep in check, thanks to the privacy controls on today’s iPhone, but the truth is that most people don’t."

This really caught my attention even though I am fanatic about downloading every s...

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