In light of recent privacy scandals, the security company Ring has made a concerted effort over the past few months to empower its users to take greater control over their data and video feeds. Features such as two-factor authentication are now officially required to log into new and existing accounts, and the company is phasing in additional user controls like the ability to control what information is shared with third-parties (coming this spring) and opt-out of personalized advertising. We'll show you how easy it now is to opt-out of third-party advertising, and we will update this guide as soon as the promised third-party service provider controls have rolled out. … [Read more...] about How to use the Ring Control Center to opt out of third-party ads and services
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By Rakesh RoyWith covid-19 concerns running high, cyber attackers are trying new tactics to get to users, especially work-from-home officers belonging to Central government and State governments, and to cripple government IT infrastructure.Several ministries in the Central government and organizations in the State governments are witnessing increased traffic to their citizen-service portals and mobile applications, but there is a need for precautionary measures to counter cyber-attacks.“There has been an increase in the number of cyber-attacks on personal computer networks and routers since professionals belonging to private sector in India were asked to work from home in the wake of the covid-19 outbreak in the country,” said Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), the nation’s cyber security agency, last week.The CERT-In responds to computer security incidents and reports emergency measures for handling these incidents in India.“Cyber security is … [Read more...] about ‘Cyber security is essential for Digital India initiatives’
Universally, when the rights of the family become government policy, the rights of women seem to take a back seat. Access to contraception or abortion services is denied and often made illegal. In 1939, France enforced the “Code de la famille” which, while increasing maternity pay and cash incentives to the women who stayed home to care for their children, also banned the sale of contraception until 1967. Ridiculously, “French letters”, a slang name for condoms in the UK, had been outlawed in their own country. … [Read more...] about Would you have a baby to keep your local public services going?
RAMALLAH, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of local volunteers from the Jenin city village of Jalabon have been deployed in their town, which is located in Area C in the West Bank, in order to implement the Palestinian Authority's instructions to curb the spread of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Feature: Palestinian volunteers join emergency committees to curb COVID-19 spread
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Pascale Small, a Concord mother of three. When coronavirus cases began popping up in the Bay Area, Small made the anguished decision to pull her oldest daughter, Kamila, from their neighborhood Episcopalian preschool. She now cares for 4-year-old Kamila, 2-year-old Kyrie and 5-month-old Kamari while working remotely for a nonprofit in Oakland. Her husband works graveyard shifts at a food packaging plant. … [Read more...] about A working parent’s shelter-in-place quandary: Keep paying for childcare you can’t use?