A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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Trolls abuse Twitter Lists to collate their targets

Twitter, like any social network, is faced with the challenge of addressing cyberbullying. And trolls have been abusing the platform’s Lists feature to home in on targets. But have no fear: There are ways to protect users from social attacks, and Twitter is moving to make itself a safer place.

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How gamers can protect against increasing cyberthreats

We take a look at the various cyberthreats video gamers may encounter online, their real-world consequences, and what users can do to protect themselves.

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Parenting in the Digital World: a review

Parents don’t just hand over the car keys to children who haven’t taken driver’s ed. Sadly, the same can’t be said about smartphones. This book by Clayton Cranford shows parents the importance of keeping their kids safe online—and just how to do it.

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All rise! Mind these digital crimes and arm yourself against them

News of attacks come and go so fast, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. We’ve done the work for you, sifting through scores of reports to bring you a compilation of digital crimes that are on the rise and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Tackling the myths surrounding cyberbullying

Misconceptions abound when it comes to cyberbullying. In this post, we’ll identify six of these “myths” and then explain why they’re worth discrediting.

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A week in security (Nov 13 – Nov 19)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 13th of November to the 19th. This week, we campaigned during Anti-Bullying Week. We also pushed out a survey to our readers.

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Anti-Bullying Week: No sympathy for the ‘bully’?

Most experts tend to agree that it’s in the age of adolescence (children between ages 10 to 19 years old) when bullying peaks. Of course, this is the kind of bullying that happens face to face, the more physical kind.

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Anti-Bullying Week: “Monkey see, monkey do”

Have you ever wondered when and how bullying starts? Research has indicated that bullying can start as early as the preschool years, particularly at the age of 3.

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Stop!t: The Newest App To Curb Cyberbullying

Some parents in the US have have resorted to creating apps for various purposes, most of which are for kids and teens. This particular app targets bullies, both in cyberspace and real life.

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