As more people come online, dangers of being online, and the dangers of being attacked by someone you don’t even know from a country you’ve never even heard of become more apparent. It then becomes paramount for tech giants like Google — on which a lot of us have most of our lives stored — to push for a safer internet environment.
However, the security that they implement can only do so much if you don’t take this seriously too. So, here are 5 tips Google’s shared to help you stay just that little bit safer when you’re browsing online.
YouTube is powerful. People sink hours and hours of their lives into this platform daily for entertainment, information and distraction. It’s also an easy way for parents to keep their children occupied when they’re busy with work.
But how sure are you that the videos your child might find on YouTube are safe for their consumption? Well, I did some digging and it turns out that even the most innocent of searches can lead you to some truly disturbing content.
Identity theft is a serious problem and you probably heard cases of scammers creating fake Facebook accounts with stolen profile pictures. To prevent imposters from using your face, Facebook is rolling out a new Profile Picture Guard which will make it harder for anyone to steal your picture.
Yet another incident has occurred involving a rider and driver of an e-hailing service here in Malaysia but this time it’s not Uber. Grab has now come under pressure as a woman was allegedly raped by her GrabCar driver while on her way home.
In the wake of the recent events surrounding Uber, I think it’s time we had a discussion about what I once called my favourite ride sharing service. Has Uber’s service been declining lately? Or is it just one terribly unlucky streak for them in Malaysia?
From my personal experiences, I have to say, it’s the former.
During the weekend, a 19-year old was reported to be found dead while sleeping with his phone while it was being charged by a power bank. Unlike other cases of electrocution from a direct charger, many were surprised that a power bank could possibly be the cause of death.
With a typical power bank pushing 5V 2A, it is definitely safer than a wall socket charger and most people believe it isn’t enough to kill anyone. Unfortunately, for some power banks, it could be more dangerous than you think.
According to a report by NST, a 19 year old boy was found dead in his room while sleeping with his phone. His mother tried to to wake him up at 7am but there was no response. After unlocking his door, she found her son lying motionless in his bed.
We live in a dangerous world. People are getting hurt in more ways than we previously thought possible and it looks like nobody is off the hook. In these trying times, it’s imperative that we do our best to keep those important to us, safe, and that’s what Digi is trying to do with their new Digi Family Safety app.
Everyone knows that texting while driving is dangerous yet many Malaysians are still doing it. They cut unknowingly onto different lanes and they do make traffic jams worse for not paying attention. Not only it is stupid but it puts other road users at risk.
The case of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) forcing Apple to install a backdoor into their iPhones has been raging on for some time. While Apple is adamant that they don’t want to do so — based on this letter from Tim Cook to their customers — the FBI are pretty persistent in trying to get them to comply.
With two opposing views, people will start to take sides and the most recent high-profile tech person to choose a side is Bill Gates and while it seemed like he was with the FBI in this case, recent reports indicate a more moderate stance.
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