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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. 

 

You’re shocked by what you see. Photos from your original account are posted. Your friends are on the list and they’ve been commenting on the photos. And the person who’s impersonating you has been responding to the comments as though it was you! 

 

Why would someone create a fake social media account? 

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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. 

Android:              WhatsApp settings > Notifications > Pop up notification > No pop up 

  

Automatically saving images and videos that you receive 

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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. 

 

So what is your password management style based on the Japanese blood type personality chart? 

 

BLOOD TYPE A 

 

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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. 

 

The mistake parents fail to see is that they have created an online presence for their child without their consent. The photos may be cute now but in 10 years, what will your child think of the photo that you shared of them crying? 

 

Think before you post 

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