Headline October 21, 2019/ '' 'STUDENTS INTERNET STUMPING' ''



''The Students of the world should give the Internet the very highest of priority fears,'' says Zilli the  Master Researcher and the Head of Research on The World Students Society.

And I must add that very few, if any, know the Internet better than Zilli. And ever so often, I never forget to tickle, Zilli,

''Zilli, you and your research team are one master phantoms. The world can never thank you all, enough. You never miss anything!''

The Internet is where the nations test ideas, war plans, drugs, trade everything, move pawns, fake news, propaganda, threats, and target each other. The mafias of every kind and breed, and as a whole, uses Internet to expand and deepen its criminal activities.

Their primary motive is to make a profit or divert attention of the authorities by spreading alarms and fake news.

Even major nations in certain situations use the Internet as a tool to confuse the adversary or to facilitate a dialogue on serious political and economic issues.

Clearly, Internet's is the major tool and medium of cyberwarfare that must be utilised to influence the outcome of conflicts or to reduce and weaken the power of the adversary.

At the highest level of reckoning the Internet medium has established itself as an essential component of a country's national power and its utilization in all phases of conflict is common feature adding complexity and confusion in the realm of every warfare.     

''EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT CONCERNS,'' wrote James Winterton, a cybersecurity researcher  at Arizona State University.

''Are you worried about private messaging? Government surveillance? Third party trackers on the web?'' Addressing each of these concerns, she noted, requires different tools and techniques.

Here then, are some more suggestions for protecting your privacy while spending time online:


My call for submission drew some tips from a surprising respondent : Frank Abagnale, the former teenage con artist who was the subject of the 2002 movie : ''Catch Me If You Can.''

After his prison time, he began working for the F.B.I, giving talks on scam protection, and writing books. He's donating all earnings from his latest book, ''Scam Me if You can?,'' to the AARP, in support of its efforts to educate older Americans about internet rip-offs.

His advice : ''You never want to tell Facebook where you were born and your date of birth.

That's 98 percent of someone stealing your identity! And don't use a straight-on photo of your self -like a passport photo, driver's license, graduation photo - that some can use on a fake ID.''

Mr. Abagnale also notes that you should avoid sharing your personal data offline, too. ''We give a lot of information away, not just on social media, but places we go where people automatically ask us all these questions.

''What magazine do you read?''
''What's your job?'' 'Do you earn between this and that amount of money?'

Why answer if you don't have to?


A few more suggestions :

.-  ''Create a different email address for every service you use,'' wrote Matt McHenry. ''Then we can tell which one has shared your info, and create filters to silence them if necessary.''

.-  ''Apps like Privacy and Token Virtual generate a disposable credit-card number with each purchase - so in case of a breach, your actual card isn't compromised,'' suggested Juan Garrido.

[Bill Barnes agreed, pointing out the similar - but now discontinued, as of Sept 20 - Shopsafe service offered by Bank of America's Visa cards. ''The number is dollar and time limited.'']

.-  ''Your advertisers won't like to see this, so perhaps you won't print it,'' said Betsy Peto, ''but I avoid using apps on any cellphone as much as possible.
Instead I go to the associated website in my phone's browser : for example, www.dailybeast.com.

My data is still tracked there, but not as much as it would be by the app.''

There is some good news: Tech companies are beginning to feel some pressure from The World Students Society, for every subject in the world : wssciw.blogspot.com

In 2017, the European Union passed the General Data Protection Regulation, which requires companies to explain what data they're collecting - and to offer the option to edit or delete it.

China, India, Japan, Brazil, South Korea and Thailand have passed, or are considering, similar laws, and California's Consumer Privacy Act takes effect on Jan 1.

With respectful dedication to the Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

See Ya all on Facebook, prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - the Ecosystem 2011:

''' Digital Drones '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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