Which Social Apps Parents Should Pay Attention To

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Kids, teens and young adults have been using the Internet for multiple reasons to a huge extent (95 per cent are online), with mobile devices and Wi-Fi connections posing real threats. Nowadays, social media platforms have become a lot more sophisticated and they offer people the opportunity to interact, share pictures and statuses, communicate and chat all over the world. Continue reading “Which Social Apps Parents Should Pay Attention To”

Twitter Has the Ability to Check Your Installed Applications – Instructions to Disable It

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If you have installed Twitter’s app on your mobile or even if you have just bought a new mobile and Twitter has already being installed, it is good to know that this program has the ability to scan your phone, in order to see all of the apps that you use on your mobile. The reason why this kind of social network does something like this is really simple. It does it in order to be able to see which the apps that interest its users the most are, so as to use the appropriate advertisements. Continue reading “Twitter Has the Ability to Check Your Installed Applications – Instructions to Disable It”

Lack of Security Standards in Messaging Applications, Study

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It is known that nowadays a lot of researches and studies are performed that have to do with security issues on the web. A study like those that were mentioned above is the one that Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has conducted. In this research, EFF has found out that just a few apps have the security standards that they supposed to have. Continue reading “Lack of Security Standards in Messaging Applications, Study”

Most of the Mobile Applications Place Users’ Privacy at Risk, Study

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Everyone may think that mobile applications are nothing else than what they said. The truth is that mobile applications are not what you think of. From the moment that you download an app on your mobile phone it automatically have some kind of access to your personal information and at the same time they have also access to many of your features. The worst thing of this kind of access is that these applications do not inform you of how they will use your personal data. It is something that Information Commissioner’s Office, ICO has stated. Continue reading “Most of the Mobile Applications Place Users’ Privacy at Risk, Study”

Using Facebook for Multiple Logins: Safe or Not?

Today, we are dependent on all sorts of applications and websites. One such example is the all-famous Instagram app; perfect for eternalising all those glorious moments in our glorious lives by sharing them with our ever-growing number of followers. You know that feeling when life feels like it’s at a complete standstill after you’ve posted a new picture through your account and no one seems to be online because no “likes” are trickling in? You start to make up excuses in your mind – people are stuck in traffic, are still asleep or probably just crazy busy at work because there can be no explanation as to why those little hearts haven’t been coloured red yet. A couple of hours pass by and still not a peep. You decide to remove the ill-fated picture and pretend it never existed because you can’t stand the awkward feeling of not garnering attention from a single person, not even that borderline stalker friend who likes and comments on all of your pictures. Such is the power of social media websites and the applications which accompany them in our lives today.

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