Facebook recently announced that it will be creating a version of Instagram for kids under the age of 13. Current social media platforms pose obvious potential threats for stranger-danger, increased social media-related bullying among peers, and a detrimental impact on a person’s self-esteem.
Young children have simply not reached the developmental stage to process these issues and navigate them in a healthy way. Imagine how harmful it would be for kids to have even earlier exposure to an Instagram-like platform.
Employees who receive external e-mails typically receive information about which files are potentially dangerous. For example, EXE files are considered unsafe by default, as are DOCX and XLSX files, which can contain malicious macros. Text files, on the other hand, are generally considered harmless by design, because they cannot contain anything other than plain text. But that isn’t always the case.
‘Health passports’ – portable proofs of vaccination, typically in the form of a smartphone app, or scannable QR code – are beginning to be deployed worldwide, and are a hot-topic of debate today in the US; but serious questions remain about their necessity, how they will address privacy concerns, as well as comply with health-data regulations like HIPAA.
Tablets can offer endless hours of education and entertainment and help your child learn while keeping them busy. But, as with any device that connects to the internet, tablets can expose your child to online risks and leave an open door for hackers to access.
The PlayStation 5 console went on sale last November, but many hopeful shoppers are still empty-handed. Sony, suffering a chip shortage as a result of COVID-associated supply restrictions, cannot keep pace with demand. Meanwhile, scammers are moving in to take advantage of the hype by offering the chance to win a PS5.