The Killer “Blue Whale”

The Killer “Blue Whale”

An online game that has been trending as #BlueWhale has widely spread panic and fear among parents and teachers alike. The game that is said to have claimed the lives of many vulnerable teenagers across the world, is a rather disturbing setup. What is the #BlueWhaleGame? Originating in Russia, where so far, it is claimed to have caused the deaths of many teenagers, the Blue Whale Game comprises of a selection of dark and deeply disturbing tasks. The concept behind the name of the game is the fact that Blue…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 24/04/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 24/04/2017

Read our latest weekly update of what’s trending on social media in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: Our Blogs   Basic Internet Security :  A look at how you can keep online information safe and avoid the radar of hackers and various other entities that might be mining it.   What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? The Meethotamulla waste dump disaster The Meethotamulla waste dump collapsed recently destroying the lives of 246 families approximately who were unfortunate enough to live near enough. Among…

Basic Internet Security

Basic Internet Security

The data that we choose to publish publicly on a daily basis online without a second thought, are things that we would not divulge so readily outside of the internet. Why is this? Is it simply not being responsible or is it because the majority of users do not know how to protect their information from getting mined. Recent research done by Mozilla spoke to over 30,000 internet users about their online protection and privacy. The results are surprising. Simple steps for basic internet security A vast majority of the…

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 03/04/2017

Sri Lanka Weekly Social Media News Update 03/04/2017

Read our latest social media analysis of the hottest topics in Sri Lanka and across the world This week our team wrote about: What Went Viral in Sri Lanka? Anchor song by Umaria Singhawansa The theme song for the Anchor milk powder sung by famous local vocalist, Umaria Signhawansa went viral on facebook with over 1M views, 30k reactions 3k shares and over 400 comments. Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa falls ill Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa has been in the news and the social medai over the past couple of months with his…

Stalkscan

Stalkscan

Know what information of yours is out there It’s no secret that the privacy tools of Facebook are complicated and subject to continuous change. Stalkscan is a third party tool that can identify and highlight any of your information that is visible to the public, or even visible to you for a particular profile. What is Stalkscan? Stalkscan uses the Facebook’s inbuilt search, meaning that you would have access to any of the information available to your profile, even if that information has not been made public. This makes it…