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28 November 2019

Adam Parker's boyfriend Dean Eastmond died from cancer at the age of 21 in September 2017. They'd been dating for two years.

The couple first spoke on Twitter when Adam sent a message to Dean to tell him how cute a photo of his cat was.

And since Dean's death, Adam has used his boyfriend's tweets to remember him.

"Grief is complex, strange and it works in different ways," the 25-year-old tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.

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26 November 2019

So, you’ve got your very first phone. The Own It app will help you to make smart choices, feel more confident and get advice when you need it.

The Own It app helps you take control of your online life!
Download from your Apple or GooglePlay app store. If you’re under 13, make sure your parent or guardian has given you permission first.

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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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