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Should I accept the new privacy rules from WhatsApp?

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Should I accept the new privacy rules from WhatsApp?

If you are a user of the App ‘Whatsapp’ you may have noticed the reminder about their privacy policy changing. The new policy will require sharing data with their parent company, Facebook, if you don’t, you will have some of the Apps key features restricted. The restrictions won’t apply immediately, according to the App company, they will give their users plenty of time to review the changed policy and decide whether to accept the new conditions. They have stated: “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update. For the...

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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

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TikTok in trouble over use of children's data.

One of the fastest growing social media video Apps, TikTok, is being taken to court over use of Children’s personal data. The legal challenge comes from former children’s commissioner for England, Angela Longfield, over the way TikTok collects and uses its young users’ personal data. Millions of Children both in the UK and EU are unaware of ‘giving up’ this information and could be owed thousands of pounds if the challenge is successful. TikTok, naturally, have denied the claims and will take on the fight. The alleged charges are that TikTok extract personal data, like phone numbers, location and videos...

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A guide to Malware in Smartphones and Fake Apps

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A guide to Malware in Smartphones and Fake Apps

We have all probably heard of Malware by now and how it can infect and affect our desktop computers and laptops, but how many of us think of our Mobiles and Tablets becoming infected? Recent studies show that Malware attacks are slightly decreasing on Laptops and desktop computers and increasing on Smartphones and Tablets. Statistics show that Smartphone protection take up is a lot lower than with other devices, so because of this, hackers have changed direction and concentrated more on easier infiltration of our less protected devices like our smartphones. What types of Malware should we look for? Grayware....

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Mobile Banking-Protection Tips

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Mobile Banking-Protection Tips

The trend for doing everything on your mobile phone is growing fast, one of these fastest areas of growth is MOBILE BANKING. We can now do virtually everything we need to do with our finances directly on our mobiles, including mobile check deposits plus much more. Banks are now ‘stripping down’ their in-branch services, and concentrating more on expanding their online banking services, which saves them time and money and makes it less necessary for customers to go the branch. The big question we are all asking, is this a safe option when dealing with the extremely important and vital...

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Shopping online? Here are some safety tips you should know.

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Shopping online? Here are some safety tips you should know.

Shopping for food/household goods/Clothes is an essential part of all our lives, and shopping ‘Online’ has now become the ‘norm’ for most of us. 80% of internet users shop online at some point, and this is growing, particularly due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. While shopping online saves us an enormous amount of time and we can do it from the comfort of our own home, it comes with risks. This is something we must be aware of, and we must not be too complacent about. Please find below some tips to keep in mind when shopping on the...

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