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Parents/Carers News

25 October 2019

Stalkerware - also known as spouseware - are powerful surveillance software programs typically sold openly online.

On a device, all messages can be read, screen activity recorded, GPS locations tracked and cameras used to spy on what an individual is doing.

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09 October 2019

Most Americans don’t know that social media giant Facebook owns Instagram and WhatsApp.

They also don’t know that private browsing modes hide online activities only from someone else using the same computer. And few can correctly identify an example of true two-factor authentication, a security measure experts say is one of the most important ways users can protect sensitive information.

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03 October 2019

An hour before his headline speech at the Conservative Party conference he tweeted: "Hi folks, I'm now on Snapchat so you can see more about what I'm doing as your prime minister."

He follows in the footsteps of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who became the first major British politician to join the messaging app back in 2017.

It's estimated that over 50% of Snapchat's users are aged under 25.

This article also includes useful and helpful online safety tips for anyone using Snapchat.

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