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CipherBoard, a just launched secure keyboard, is now making conversations across different iOS and Android apps private and secure like never before. With end-to-end encryption within any app, CipherBoard allows users the freedom to write and send encrypted messages that can only be read by the target recipients. Read more…

We offer simple but comprehensive advice on protecting your privacy online when using a Mac, from mac OS’s built-in tools to the best third-party software. Whether it’s hackers trying to steal private data, a government determined to snoop on everything you we do online, or large companies tracking us around the internet in order to sell us stuff, it seems there’s more reason than ever to protect our privacy online. Read more…

Have you ever given a second thought to the current state of the security of your personal identity? Every day hundreds of people have their personal data stolen by nefarious online hackers. If your data is stolen it can be used to commit fraud in your name. Read more…

Facebook To Launch New Messaging App For Teens

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The application is a bid to protect vulnerable teens from cyber bullying and exploitation. Read more…

How secure is your favorite messaging app?

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WhatsApp, Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Allo, Telegram, Hangouts, Skype. You have dozens of mainstream messaging apps to choose from, each with tens—if not hundreds—of millions of users and more than enough features to fulfill your communication needs. Read more…

Teen Code Words

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Beware of the Blue Whale App

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Eerily similar to the movie Nerve, a sick ‘suicide challenge’, known as Blue Whale, is goading teens in some countries into committing suicide. The terrifying online craze is said to have claimed more than 130 lives in Russia, where it is suspected to have originated. The game has now found followers in UK, apart from Portugal, Brazil and Dubai. Schools abroad are sending advisories to parents to put a strict watch on what their children are downloading. Read more…

13 Reasons Why – The sensitive topic of teen suicide. Difficult movie to watch – but real.

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he novel 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, is a trending topic these days among teenagers and concerned parents, especially after Netflix released the drama series based on the book.

For those that are not familiar with this novel, it basically tells the story of a teenage girl, Hannah Baker, who kills herself and left behind a series of tapes for the people she blames for her suicide, explaining how they are related and how their actions affected her. Read more…

Don’t Expose Yourself: A Guide to Online Privacy

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Here’s how even non-techie people can start fighting back against Facebook, Google and other internet snoops: Read more…

In their own words: Internet sex offenders explain, excuse, deflect

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The Times wrote to 51 people from January to March who are serving prison sentences for child-pornography, internet-related or child sexual abuse crimes, inviting them to answer questions about their crimes and penalties. Thirteen inmates responded, including some who had not received letters but were recruited by inmates who did. Here are excerpts, unedited, from letters written by inmates who gave us permission to publish their remarks: Read more…