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'Where does the buck stop?': UK lawmakers grill Facebook over online safety
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'Where does the buck stop?': UK lawmakers grill Facebook over online safety

Representatives from Google, Twitter and TikTok also will be questioned by members of a parliamentary committee scrutinizing the British government's draft online safety legislation

Google survey reveals that 75 percent of Indian parents are worried about students' online safety
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Google survey reveals that 75 percent of Indian parents are worried about students' online safety

Google suggests parents need to teach their children how to choose strong passwords and avoid simple passwords.

Microsoft launches Family Safety app with parental controls for both Android and iOS users
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Microsoft launches Family Safety app with parental controls for both Android and iOS users

Microsoft's new app will show the screen time, duration of apps used and the most visited websites and more.

Keeping digital wallets safe: Staying vigilant is key as cyber theft risks rise
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Keeping digital wallets safe: Staying vigilant is key as cyber theft risks rise

If 2018 was the year of mobile malware, 2019 is the year of everywhere malware.

UK's new online safety laws propose social media regulation to battle toxic content
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UK's new online safety laws propose social media regulation to battle toxic content

Governments across the world are fighting on how to better control content on social media platforms.

Internet Safety 101: How to protect yourself online from cyber crime, bullying and more
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Internet Safety 101: How to protect yourself online from cyber crime, bullying and more

Online safety begins with awareness, and knowing the threat that sits behind your computer.

Netflix, Unicef India and FICCI pitch for safer online environment for children
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Netflix, Unicef India and FICCI pitch for safer online environment for children

The goal is to equip youth and their guardians to use tools to ensure a safe online experience.

Facebook partners with NSDC to empower youth with digital skills in India
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Facebook partners with NSDC to empower youth with digital skills in India

This will also enable trainees to have access to Facebook's Jobs tool to easily search for job openings.

Facebook introduces Messenger Kids; includes parental controls for their child's online safety
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Facebook introduces Messenger Kids; includes parental controls for their child's online safety

At the end, to add people to your child's approved contact list, go to the Messenger Kids parental controls panel on your main Facebook app.

Google launches third edition of Web Rangers to reward students on online safety
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Google launches third edition of Web Rangers to reward students on online safety

The contest is open to students across the country within the age group of 10 and 17 years.

A Wipro study claims that disruptive technology is the cause of cyber security threats
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A Wipro study claims that disruptive technology is the cause of cyber security threats

A study by software major Wipro has revealed that disruptive technology had led to a dramatic increase in cyber security threats all over the world.

Google will teach pre-teen children to protect themselves from online troubles
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Google will teach pre-teen children to protect themselves from online troubles

Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, predators and other trouble.

Stay safe online: How to protect your privacy on different web browsers
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Stay safe online: How to protect your privacy on different web browsers

If you're unsure how your web browser works, here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you understand the different privacy options on your web browser.

Google promotes Internet safety in India with national campaign
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Google promotes Internet safety in India with national campaign

On Safer Internet Day, Google has launched a nationwide campaign on Internet safety called "Good to know" for raising online safety awareness.

After NSA revelations, two German internet providers will encrypt users' emails
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After NSA revelations, two German internet providers will encrypt users' emails

Two of Germany's biggest Internet service providers said Friday they will start encrypting customers' emails by default in response to user concerns about online snooping after reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications

After NSA revelations, two German internet providers will encrypt users' emails
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After NSA revelations, two German internet providers will encrypt users' emails

Two of Germany's biggest Internet service providers said Friday they will start encrypting customers' emails by default in response to user concerns about online snooping after reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications