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What exactly IS a cookie - and why should you care?

Google just announced it will eliminate “third party cookies” from its Chrome browser by 2022, claiming it will better protect users' privacy. But ... how?  

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | online predators | digital parenting | privacy
More and younger Aussie kids targeted by predators in 2019

Twenty-six Aussie kids have been rescued from internet sex predators in the past year, some younger than age five, according to official figures released this month. 

 
Screen time | Cyber Safety | digital parenting | privacy
FaceApp facing privacy backlash

It’s more or less a digital party trick: an app that uses artificial intelligence to produce plausible alterations to facial characteristics - either ageing subjects’ images or making them appear younger.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | privacy | decoy app
Hide It Pro: A decoy app to look out for

A decoy app is a sneaky on-device tool that lets anybody hide secret photos,  videos and messages, under the cover of an innocent-looking icon. Hide It Pro is one of the most popular - and easiest for parents to spot.

 
Parental Controls | Social Media | facebook | privacy
What kind of social media sucker are you? Take the quiz and find out!

Everybody loves a good Facebook quiz. You know, “Which Game of Thrones character are you?” Which Disney villain Is actually your alter-ego?” “What kind of pet were you in your past life?”

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | roblox | privacy | online pornography
My child's Roblox account is set to "private." So she's safe now ... right?

Can privacy settings alone keep them safe? Mum Amber Petersen learned the answer the hard way.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | bullying | privacy | scam | fraud
WhatsFake, and other digital dirty tricks to watch out for

Digital dirty tricks are easy to pull off - and getting easier every day.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | kids games | school holidays | privacy
There's no such thing as a free app

They may not come with an upfront cost, but those “free” games may be profiting from your child’s personal data, selling it to the highest bidder in an increasingly cut-throat digital marketplace.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Cyber Safety | Social Media | facebook | digital parenting | privacy
Make Facebook safe again

A raft of recent scandals has called into question Facebook’s commitment to user privacy. But while the platform plays Whack-a-Mole with allegations of unethical data harvesting, what’s a user to do?

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