Headline, April 08 2021/ ''' '' DIGITAL STUDENTS DIGGING '' ''' : OH - HO


 DIGGING '' ''' : OH - HO


This publishing is in continuation of the last publishing - in which many and all thanks to author Brian X. Chen the students of the world got to consider the urgent fact of these times that :


''Your digital identity - which comprises of all your content : pictures, videos and audio, is going to fundamentally allow hackers to create a complete persona of you that looks exactly like you, without you being in the picture.''

But when you aren't traveling , having your location tagged on photos is just not great. Let's say you just connected with someone on a dating app, and texted a photo of your dog. If you had the location feature turned on when you snapped the photo, that person could analyze the data to see where you live.

Just to be safe, make sure the photo location feature is off by default:

.- On iPhones, open the Settings app, select Privacy, then Location Services and, finally, Camera, Under ''Allow Location Access,'' choose ''Never''.

.- On Androids, inside the Camera app tap the Settings icon that looks like a gear cog. Scroll to ''tag locations'' and switch the toggle to the off position.

You might choose to turn the location feature on temporarily to document your vacation, but remember to turn it off when your trip is over.

Jeremiah Grossman, the chief executive of Bit Discovery, said we should be judicious about the photos we take and send to others. Explicit photographs could eventually be exposed to the public.

''People, and people are jerks,'' he said. ''Even if that isn't case, you give some photos to someone and they get hacked, all of a sudden it's out there.''


This is a lesson we have to learn again and again. It's generally not a good idea to give away information about your friends when using websites and apps, especially with unknown brands.

When you share your address book with an app, for example, you are potentially providing the names, phone numbers, home addresses and email information of all your contacts to that company. When you share your address book with an app to invite others to join, you are giving away others information even if they choose not not to accept the invite.

Typically, when you share your address book with an app, it's for the purpose of finding other friends who are also using a service.

But Clubhouse, the social networking app that became popular during the pandemic, was recently criticized over its aggressive collection of address books.

When signing up for Clubhouse, users could decline to share their address book. But even if they did so, others on the app who had uploaded their address books could see that those new users had joined the service. This wasn't ideal for people trying to avoid contact with abusive exes or stalkers.

More than 10,000 users signed a petition complaining about the privacy flaw, according to a French data regulator, which last week that it had opened an investigation into Clubhouse.

Clubhouse updated the app this month, addressing some of the privacy concerns. It did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

There are kinder ways than sharing your address book to find out whether your friends are using a new service - like asking them directly.


All security experts agreed on one rule of thumb : Trust no one.

When you receive an email from someone asking for your personal information, don't click on nay links and contact the sender to ask if the message is legitimate. Fraudsters can easily embed emails with malware and impersonate your bank, said Adam Kujawa, a director of the security firm Malwarebytes.

When in doubt, opt out of sharing data. Businesses and banks have experimented with the fraud -detection technologies that listen to your voice to verify your identity. At some point, you may even interact with customer service representative on video calls.

The most sophisticated fraudsters could eventually use the media you post online to create a deep fake or a computer-generated video or audio clip impersonating you, Mr. Mr. Balasubramiyan said.

While this could sound alarmist because deepfakes are not an immediate concern, a healthy doze of skepticism will help us survive the future.

''Think about all the different ways in which you're leaving biometric identity in your online world,'' he said.

With respectful dedication to Scientists, Technologists. Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

''' Safer - Sonar '''

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