COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

Can a technological intervention stem the pandemic while avoiding the privacy pitfalls of location tracking? The UK Government recently announced that it was ceasing development of its current contact-tracing app; on the same day, the Canadian Government stated that it was developing one. All this in the same week that the Norwegian health authority had … More COVID‑19 contact tracing – technology panacea or privacy nightmare?

FBI warns of scam apps amid move to mobile banking

Banking app users are among the top targets for cybercriminals looking to take advantage of the pandemic-induced lockdowns. As the use of mobile banking apps surges during COVID-19 lockdowns, so does the risk that these platforms will be exploited by cybercriminals, warns the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Citing estimates by US financial technology providers, the Bureau’s online … More FBI warns of scam apps amid move to mobile banking

How safe is your child’s phone?

Online safety is one of the most significant challenges facing parents in the modern world, with increased access to the internet paving the way for cyberbullying, sexting, and harassment, amongst other dangers. In fact, nearly three-quarters of parents (70%) worry about their child’s online activity, according to ESET’s recent research, which surveyed 1,000 parents of … More How safe is your child’s phone?

3 things to discuss with your kids before they join social media

What are some of the key things your children should know about before they make their first foray into social media? Since technology has permeated every facet of life, social media has become a daily part of it. Adults are not the only ones flocking to social sites; an increasing number of children are too. … More 3 things to discuss with your kids before they join social media