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CSR: Classic and Trending Online Scams

We've dealt with cybercrimes, cyberbullying and mobile safety in our series on digital frauds. We're ending this leg of the series with a quick guide to online scams. The amount of money lost in fake financial opportunities is increasing. Increasingly, scammers, enabled by social media, are getting in on the act. Celebrity endorsements are...
cyberbullying

CSR: 5 Types of Cyberbullying

We tackled scam calls, cybercrimes against women and how to spot identity theft. Today, we put the spotlight on a specific cybercrime: cyberbullying. While online socialising has opened a whole new dimension of ways to communicate, it has some unpleasant effects, too. Cyberbullying is one example that has had devastating outcomes on our youth....
identity theft

CSR: 5 signs of identity theft

In the dark web, there is a big demand for stolen information that can be used to commit identity theft. Criminal outfits specializing in identity theft will go to great lengths to get their hands on your personal information, such as your bank accounts, credit card numbers, or date of birth. Identity theft is a...
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CSR: Protecting Personal Data On Smartphones

In today’s highly connected world, smartphones have become a key asset in everyday life, for both business and personal use. Because smartphones are also a consumer item, you must consider the risks to the personal information stored and accessed using them. The theft or accidental loss of a smartphone can expose businesses and individuals to...
mobile phone safety

Mobile phone safety for children

Last week, The CSR Journal took you through scam calls and cybercrimes against women. The attention shifts to the dangers of the mobile phone your child is using. Parents must understand the risks and benefits of their child’s digital life and take the right precautions and safety measures when using mobile devices. Here's what...
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IIT Alumni Come Together For Social Change

Alumni from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have come together to form a body — along the lines of NASSCOM — which will act as a platform to bring together social impact organisations in the country. Called IIT-IIT short for ‘IITians for Influencing India’s Transformation’, the platform by IIT alumni has been formed to...
fake accounts

CSR: Fake accounts taking over social media

After addressing scam calls and cybercrimes against women, we intend to direct your attention to a dangerous trend permeating the internet: fake accounts. Facebook took down a whopping 1.3 billion fake accounts in the past 6 months, reports Recode. In the past, spam used to spread via email since email addresses were relatively easy to...
cybercrimes

CSR: Cybercrimes Against Women

Yesterday, we informed you about ongoing fake calling scams. The focus today is women's safety online. We know we are soft targets on the internet. That picture you posted innocently on Instagram brought undesired attention from pesky cyber stalkers. Which woman hasn't received an obscene text on messenger? It all falls under the cyber...
fake calling scams

Beware of These Scam Calls

In a country like ours where mobile numbers and addresses are for sale in bulk databases, the field is open for fake scam calls and cyber fraud. Few privacy laws make it difficult to screen the frauds from the real deal. The worst hit are the elderly who may not be conversant with digital...
road safety through street art

CSR: Ensuring Road Safety Through Street Art

Every year, pothole-related deaths make it to the headlines especially during the monsoon season, causing inconvenience but also taking lives. Media reports state potholes took a deadly toll in 2017, claiming almost 10 lives daily with annual fatalities in the country adding up to 3,597 — this figure is 50% more than what was...
Samsung Bixby technology for MND/ALS

CSR: Voices Living Forever

Even today, there are a few diseases that have no cure. One such disease is the Motor Neuron Disease (MND)/ALS. It slowly robs patients of their ability to speak and move. Motor Neuron Disease is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells (neurons) that control muscles undergo degeneration...
Adopt children with special needs

CSR: Make Adoption ‘Special’

More single women are adopting than ever before yet our follow-up on adoption trends found a gap in foster parents for children with special needs. Adoptive parents have a preconceived idea of a ‘perfect child’ they want to bring home – usually male, of a light wheatish to fair complexion and having a specific...
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