You opened an application and it’s asking for access to your camera, microphone, contacts, or location? Does it really need all these permissions to work? If you don't think so, decline! Many applications are abusive and want access to your personal data. Your data is valuable! Only give permissions to what you consider necessary.
Protect your personal data, share it only with people and institutions you trust and make sure that they’re receiving your data. If a stranger or someone who is not close to you asks for your personal information, such as passwords or access codes, please don’t share this information with them! Be cautious! It could be a scam!
How can ads and shopping sites make such good suggestions related to our interests? It seems like they know what we want. In fact, they use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze our data and offer us related products and services. We don’t realize it, but we are being monitored and watched on the web all the time. Be aware of the permissions and cookies you accept when browsing the Internet.
Are you posting an image on social media? Describe your content. Visually impaired people also need to understand what you share. They use screen readers to navigate, and image descriptions also allow them to feel the experience you want to convey. Thinking about digital inclusion is crucial!
Is your program not working as expected and appears to be slow? It may be because of other programs that are open at the same time. Apps that are running in the background can consume memory and processing power on your computer or smartphone, making other apps slow. Additionally, some apps consume a lot of bandwidth (such as streaming and torrent apps) and can harm other programs that also consume Internet data. Therefore, close all programs and apps that are not being used.
Do not fool yourself, not every joke made at someone else's expense comes off like simple child's play. What may seem innocent or very funny to one person, can have an extremely negative impact on another. Bullying and cyberbullying can have serious consequences.