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Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

Sexting and the Law

Many parents these days are justifiably concerned about “sexting” - the sharing of nude photos or other sexually-oriented material over the internet. It’s become an alarmingly common practice among teens (and even preteens!), who tend to have a rather nonchalant attitude about it. It’s so widespread that most kids see it as a normal and harmless activity.Aside from whatever perceived moral implications there are and regardless of how shocking or inappropriate it may seem to parents, most sexting probably is…
For as long as teenagers have roamed the Earth, they have found ways to keep secrets from their parents. This is natural behavior, but in this day and age it’s important to make an effort to monitor your child’s online behavior, partly because there are so many dangers lurking on the internet (cyber bullies, sexual predators, bad influences, inappropriate content) and partly because nothing gives you a better window into a child’s world than his or her activities on their…
Sunday, 12 July 2015 00:00

A Guide to VPN for Smartphones

When you use a smartphone (whether in public or not), you’re vulnerable. Your phone is a target for hackers, identity thieves and other entities (think Google, NSA, etc.) who wish to track your location and your online activity.The best way to protect your personal data and remain anonymous while using a smartphone is by installing and using a VPN service. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and it allows you to operate - as the name suggests - an encrypted…
Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:00

KakaoTalk Spy – Myth or Reality?

Update: Kakaotalk spy now exist, please read this article for more details.Since its launch in 2010, Kakao Talk has become the instant most popular messaging app in South Korea and has continued to expand its user base at an exponential rate, with more than 140 million users worldwide. The app provides users with free voice and text messaging along with a number of other popular features. KakaoTalk has now been introduced in 230 countries and is available in 15 languages.…
Mobile monitoring software products, or spy apps, as they commonly called, have been often been at the center of controversy since they first began appearing on the market, shortly after smartphones were introduced. Some view them as being invasive snooping technology, while others consider them to be essential parenting tools.Now it appears that the South Korean government falls in the latter category. Officials there have recently issued a mandate requiring parents to install spy apps on all new smartphones purchased…