Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’: An Eye-Opener to a Silent Existential Crisis, or an Overblown Scare Tactic?

“What I want people to know is that everything they’re doing online is being watched, is being tracked, every single action you take is carefully monitored and recorded”.

-Jeff Seibert, tech entrepreneur.

Netflix’s recent release ‘The Social Dilemma’ caught the world by a storm. With the whole world going through the COVID crisis and the US dealing with the recent elections (in addition to dealing with many social and political controversies), this documentary couldn’t have been released at a better time. Or…was it?

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How to Choose a Good Password

Passwords. We need them for almost everything nowadays. Entering our phones, our computers, social media, and almost any website that involves a credit card purchase or includes personal details. Every time we start a new account on a password-protected site or system, we’re prompted to create a password.

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Protecting your Devices’ Mic from Hackers

Eavesdropping. It used to be something we did to people who shared the same space with us before text messages was a thing. We would put our ear against the door and desperately tried to pick up any parts we could of the secret conversation in the next room. Nowadays, we can have a conversation with a friend about the new Kanye West album, and then as soon as we go into Facebook, what do you know? An ad for that Yeezus album comes up.

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Sextortion: All You Need to Know

Sextortion – a portmanteau of the words sex and extortion – is a broad term used to describe the practice of exploiting a person (usually in an attempt to get money) by threatening to reveal evidence of their sexual activity, often explicit photos or videos. Sextortion is not a new concept, and we can find evidence of the term being used as early as the 1950s. But the modern definition of sextortion is widely understood to be linked with exploitation through technology – email scams, webcam hacks, stolen photos and videos, etc. It is seen as a growing problem internationally, and it is another weapon that cybercriminals use to target us.

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Cyber Crimes on 4th of July Amid Corona Times

It’s clear to everyone that we are living in unprecedented times. Almost overnight, many of us have had to reassess how we work, socialize, do our groceries, and just about every other activity. Covid-19, and the social and economic upheaval many of us are feeling, has acted as a beacon to hackers. We can fight them by being vigilant against these threats – now more than ever.

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