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03 December 2021

Stalkerware is commercially available software that's used to spy on another person via their device - usually a phone - without their consent.

It can allow the user to view someone else's messages, location, photos, files, and even eavesdrop on conversations in the phone's vicinity.

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30 November 2021

From what the past couple of weeks has shown, the recent viral trend of targeting teachers on social media platforms is causing a great deal of concern throughout the UK. It’s clear that from the reports that have been received on the Professionals Online Safety Helpline, professionals are still trying to address the problem with many feeling considerable distress and uncertainty of how to effectively handle the problem.

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20 November 2021

British supermarket Sainsbury’s says it has no plans to introduce COVID-19 pass policies in any of its stores, despite a widely shared video claiming otherwise online.

The clip, seen here, shows a man walking to the entrance of one of Sainsbury’s London stores, where he is greeted by two workers who tell him the shop is “only open for staff at the moment”.

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