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Today a lot of people are happy to share their lives on social media. It is so tempting to get views, likes, and reposts. Social media can take a lot of time and consume a big portion of one's day when not managed properly. But the addictive nature of it is not the only problem. Another one is privacy and data security.

Whether you're browsing online, checking out the latest video game, searching through Facebook, or another online activity, there are many things you and your children can be doing online. Yet, we are grown-ups and we understand the potential hazards, the hidden intricacies, and the means of protecting ourselves while we are going online. Children aren’t as experienced as adults and they can't detect dangers and know how to avoid them. That is why you, as a parent, should make sure to take some much-needed steps to ensure your child is safe while browsing online. Today we are going to show you some advice in this regard.

A privacy policy is one of the most vital legal documents for most websites, whether it is a blog or a small business. If a website gathers personal data – statistical, functional, or marketing – they are obligated to inform users about this via a privacy policy as per the privacy laws in their jurisdiction. But, how does one draft a privacy policy? That’s exactly what we will be addressing today – the elements of writing a good privacy policy, and the essential terms and conditions to include in every privacy policy.

Cyberattacks should not be taken lightly, as fraudulent techniques are constantly changing and improving. Last year alone, 1,001 companies and about 155.8 million users experienced identity theft. To avoid falling into this trap and protect your business, it's helpful to know the most common types of cyberattacks. Whenever there is a large sum of "money transfer" involved, extra caution should be given to ensure the transaction is legitimate.

Summer is just around the corner, and we're dying to escape our home after over a year of stay-at-home endeavor. Ever since the coronavirus outbreak, a new normal was established where we are working from home, and have meetings over video conferencing tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meeting. We anticipate over 50% of the population will be vaccinated by end of May in the USA, and nearing the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but we aren't quite ready to freely travel the world like we used to. Countries defending well from COVID-19 are working together to create travel bubbles, and allow people to travel freely between regions.

We often share our photos on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. We also send our photos via Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, and Skype without much privacy concerns. Did you know that the person who receives your photo can reveal your personal information such as the location of where the photo was taken and when it was taken? If the photo was taken from your backyard, you are advertising where you live to anyone who has access to your photos. A stalker can find your home from an Instagram photo you've posted a few days ago, and a thief will be able to determine your whereabouts by looking at the timestamp embedded in our photo you posted an hour ago in Hawaii. We often share too much information on social media, and they can work against us if someone abuses them.

Would you like to find more information about someone by their phone number? Would you like to know someone's geolocation by their phone number? A phone number can reveal a lot about you, and it can be a privacy threat if abused. It can also make our lives easier if used properly under the party's agreement. Spying someone without their permission is illegal, and it should be avoided.