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Report calls for web pre-screening to end UK’s child abuse ‘explosion’

byLisa VaasA UK inquiry into child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet has recommended that the government require apps to pre-screen images before publishing them, in order to tackle “an explosion” in images of child sex abuse.The No. 1 recommendation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) report, which was published o
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy Snapchat

Want Your Kids to Care More About Online Safety? Try These 7 Tips

The topics parents need to discuss with kids today can be tough compared to even a few years ago. The digital scams are getting more sophisticated and the social culture poses new, more inherent risks. Weekly, we have to breach very adult conversations with our kids. Significant conversations about sexting, bullying, online scams, identity fraud, hate speech
Publish At:2019-10-19 21:45 | Read:1389 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cloud Security Family Safety 13 Reasons Why Bully Cyberbully

Facebook is testing Self-Destructing Messages for Messenger App

Facebook is testing a Self-Destructing Messages for its Messenger, at the moment the feature is available for some users in France. This is the silent war of the social media, now Facebook is planning to offer its users a Snapchat-like feature in its Messenger app, the company is implementing the Self-Destructing Messages. T
Publish At:2015-11-13 16:30 | Read:3561 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Social Networks Facebook Self-Destructing Mess

UK to ban messaging applications under a new law

In the UK hard times for messaging applications like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the Investigatory Powers Bill, probably will pass in Autumn. We have already discussed the plan of the UK Government to ban principal messaging applications for security reason, the authorities fear that they could be exploited by terrorist
Publish At:2015-07-11 17:50 | Read:2676 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security British Prime Mi

Snapchat Offers Users Optional Two-Factor Authentication

Snapchat’s popularity with teens doesn’t run in parallel with the opinion of security and privacy professionals wary of its practices in guarding users’ data.With the release of the latest version of the photo and video sharing app, Snapchat added an optional two-factor authentication feature that could begin to mend those fences. Called
Publish At:2015-06-11 17:00 | Read:4961 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Web Security 2FA Snapchat Snapchat privacy Snapchat

Snapchat Publishes First Transparency Report

Snapchat has released its first transparency report, covering a four-month period from November through February, and the data shows that the company didn’t receive any National Security Letters and got fewer than 400 total requests for data from the United States government.Snapchat, a California company that runs a popular chat and media-sharing serv
Publish At:2015-04-07 01:45 | Read:2745 | Comments:0 | Tags:Government Mobile Security Privacy Web Security government S

A Parents’ Guide to Protecting Kids’ Privacy on Social Media

If your kids use social media, as all kids do, you may be worried about protecting their privacy. Teenagers may be a bit unconcerned about such things, and not care who reads their Facebook posts, their Twitter feeds, or sees their photos on Instagram. As a parent, you know how important it is to keep your kids' online life out of the public domain, as much
Publish At:2015-01-26 19:15 | Read:3609 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Facebook Instagram kids parenting privacy

British Prime Minister wants to ban Online Messaging Apps including WhatsApp

Prime Minister Cameron said that the UK would pursue banning encrypted messaging apps if the Intelligence was not given access to the communications. At this historical moment, governments are facing increasingly dangerous cyber threats, but their activities are hampered by the large diffusion of encryption mechanisms. Followi
Publish At:2015-01-13 18:25 | Read:3017 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intelligence Mobile Security British Prime Minister encrypti

Security Slice: Snapcash Security Issues

Snapchat will soon let users transfer cash using Square. Even though this new feature will only be available to users with Androids and debit cards, experts are worried about the safety of these transactions.If you can recall, Snapchat hasn’t had the best security record. Could a compromise at Snapchat impact Square users?Listen to our latest Security Slice
Publish At:2014-11-27 10:45 | Read:3629 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Slice Snapcash Snapchat

College kids still using Snapchat despite 'The Snappening', says report

What would it take to pry Snapchat out of the hands of college age users?Heaven knows, given that nothing's worked so far.According to a report from Sumpto, a firm that markets only to those with a .edu glued to their email addresses, the fact that nearly 100,000 private photos and images were stolen from a third-party Snapchat service and posted online have
Publish At:2014-11-03 13:45 | Read:4167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Featured Privacy Security threats data breach doxi

College kids still using Snapchat despite 'The Snappening', says report

What would it take to pry Snapchat out of the hands of college age users?Heaven knows, given that nothing's worked so far.According to a report from Sumpto, a firm that markets only to those with a .edu glued to their email addresses, the fact that nearly 100,000 private photos and images were stolen from a third-party Snapchat service and posted online have
Publish At:2014-11-03 12:10 | Read:3234 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Featured Privacy Security threats data breach doxi

Snapchat escapes Australian cyberbullying crackdown, for now

Australia's cyberbullying crackdown won't see the country putting any legal muscle into forcing "smaller" social media firms like Snapchat to take down harassing content, a Parliament spokesman said on Tuesday. Speaking at a speech at a conference in Melbourne, Paul Fletcher, the Parliamentary Secretary for Communications, said that it's impossible to enforc
Publish At:2014-10-30 13:40 | Read:3858 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order australia cyber bullying cyberbullying

Twitter Launches Digits – A Password Free Login Service For App Developers

There’s a good news for app developers. On Wednesday at Twitter’s first annual developer conference Flight, the company announced a new tool for developers which will allow users to log-in to mobile applications using their phone numbers rather than a traditional username and password combinations.SAY NO TO PASSWORDThe service will be called Digi
Publish At:2014-10-25 08:20 | Read:4535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Crashlytics Digits mobile apps MoPub Snapchat Twitter Twitte

'The Snappening’: stolen Snapchat photos site defaced, details of site owner published

When thousands of Snapchat pictures got published online last week, they were hard to get at for those who went looking.They were available on The Pirate Bay, but that required downloading a 13GB torrent to look at a mass, unsearchable image dump.So a 19-year-old who goes by the name of Mudit Grover and who sports a Redditor nickname of massguru (account has
Publish At:2014-10-17 15:55 | Read:6213 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Featured Privacy Security threats Vulnerability de

Snapchat to address sketchy third-party apps with public API ... at some point

Oh, those darn third-party apps, their home-brewed APIs and their photo-leaking ways, Snapchat moaned on Wednesday morning, promising to cook up a public API to fix the situation... sooner or later. It was referring to the entire ecosystem of third-party apps that's sprung up around Snapchat's ostensibly ephemeral but in actuality not-disappearing-at-all ima
Publish At:2014-10-16 13:05 | Read:4027 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Featured Privacy Security threats Vulnerability AP

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