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There’s a chance you may skip this blog post thinking to yourself: This will never happen to my child. I have a tight reign on my kids—they know better. The chances of an inappropriate photo getting circulated, is pretty much zero. To which I would promptly administer this two-step reality check: • The #1 truth in parenting is […]

Ever felt like your computer was possessed? Or that you aren’t the only one using your tablet? I think I smell a rat. Literally, a RAT. A RAT or remote administration tool, is software that gives a person full control a tech device, remotely. The RAT gives the user access to your system, just as […]

Almost a decade and half ago, a fresh young face in my 8th standard class shyly stood up and asked, “Miss, what’s Valentine’s Day”? Cut to present times. The youth are well aware of, and start preparing days ahead for, Valentine’s Day. Handwritten love poems have given way to mass-produced cards. And it doesn’t stop […]

Being in love in the digital age is far more complicated than the ‘good ‘ole days’. The way we court and communicate has been turned on its head by the Internet.  The fact that we can be ‘researched’ online, have our movements constantly analysed along with the constant obligation to be in touch with our […]

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our online profiles get hijacked. For a top executive at a major social media company, that time was Tuesday, when he lost control of his personal Twitter account. It wasn’t a hacker that stole the executive’s account, however—it was a spambot. Spambots are automated programs that send spam messages. And […]