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Imagine going through your Facebook feed and then suddenly seeing your photo and your name on the “People you may know” list. You know you don’t have another Facebook account and you click on your second profile. 

 

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Your phone notifications show a preview of new messages 

Even when your phone is locked, new messages are previewed on your locked screen and anyone near your phone can read them. To disable this feature: 

iPhone:                WhatsApp settings > Notifications > Show Preview – and turn it off. 

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When people hear the word addiction, it’s usually associated with drugs, alcohol and gambling. People who suffer from these addictions can see a specialist to help them overcome it. But now in an era defined by techno-gadgets, a new type of addiction has emerged. It’s called Internet addiction or online addiction. However, there is still a debate whether Internet Addiction should be officially recognized as a psychiatric condition. 

 

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What is a digital footprint? 

 

When we walk on sand, we leave a trail of footprints behind. Similarly, we leave footprints online; we leave records and traces behind as we use the Internet. Have you ever wondered what you may have left behind when you’re online? Should you care? The answer is yes! 

 

Your digital footprint may contribute to your online reputation. It may benefit but also be a risk to you at the same time.  

 

Your footprint may include information such as: 

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Blood typecasting in some East Asian countries such as Japan and Korea is as popular as horoscope reading in the West. There is an intense belief that blood type can be an influencing factor in a person’s life, just as how astrological signs are perceived. 

 

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Most parents share photos of their children, especially their newborn, online. Some do it to simply share the growth of their children with relatives and friends who live far away. 

 

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