CyberHound's ClearView Platform Positively Shapes Online Experiences

Figures released recently reveal that 25% of young people are contacted online by someone they don’t know. The Federal Government’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner asserts that being contacted by someone they’re not familiar with is the leading negative experience young people face (25% of respondents). Being left out by others (21%), teasing and name calling (19%) and repeatedly receiving unwanted messages from someone (13%) all follow respectively.

Students Encouraged to Play Video Game at School

Australia’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner has launched a new video game which students are actually encouraged to play at school.

The Lost Summer is specially designed for students to play in the classroom to encourage digital intelligence and online safety skills.

Education in Top 5 in Data Breach Report

In the first full quarter of Australia’s Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme, the Education sector ranked fourth in the number of data breach notifications.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 242 notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in the period 1 April to 30 June 2018.

Cyberbullies tackled during Innovation Month

The Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is using July as Innovation Month to highlight examples of innovation in the Australian Public Service (APS) that have real and measurable impacts.

According to the Department, a good example is the effort to counter cyberbullying in the general population evidenced by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

How to stop YouTube consuming your internet bandwidth, without blocking it

If you find it difficult to manage internet bandwidth and cost in your home or business, you’re not alone.

The ever-increasing integration of new technologies into existing business environments is increasing the demand on existing systems in terms of both delivery (speed) and reliability (crash prevention).

The great fish tank hack

Sounding like something out of the Oceans 11 movie franchise, a fish tank was used to hack into a casino and steal data.

In 2017 it was reported that an unnamed North American casino had a fish tank on its premises. Attached to the tank were sensors to monitor temperature, cleanliness and food levels. 

Circle with Disney versus Apple control

Apple has announced a ‘management tool’ which it hopes will help customers take control of the time they spend on their iPhones or iPads. iOS 12 comes with Screen Time, a new feature which Apple says empowers customers with insight into how they are spending time with apps and websites.

Scammers cash in at tax time

Whether you look forward to a refund or dread the yearly bureaucratic process, tax time is upon us in Australia. This also means it’s an opportune time for scammers to cash in on your hard earned dollars... and your personal details.

Is playing Fortnite a problem?

Ask any young person if they’ve heard of Fortnite and most will tell you yes. Some will demonstrate dance moves from the popular game, such as The Floss and The Wiggle. Others won’t even look up at you while engrossed in actually playing Fortnite, or watching those who are via a livestream.

Online surveillance in schools: student safeguard or privacy breach?

 

Schools across Australia are increasingly turning to social media and online surveillance technology to combat threats to student welfare, such as cyberbullying.