Social media, Technology

How Online Connectivity Offers The Safest Platform to Connect With Strangers

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay  Online connectivity has given Millennials the edge to localize the digital because they are doing every daily activity in technology & innovation. With the help of social doors, we keep on scrolling, socializing, and looking for more meaningful relationships. With the advent of advancement, people think online interaction with strangers is safer and easier than doing so offline.  More and more are leaning towards digitalization, people have shifted their preferences of meeting strangers, dating, chatting, talking, or even gaining much advantage of relationship stuff. This online connectivity offers the thinner air of awkwardness you experience around them. You think of correct words without being rushed and expect to answer quickly before conveying to others.  Considering the overall advantage of online connectivity, let’s look at how it gives the safest platform to connect with strangers. Anonymous chat rooms The virtual world is much more different from the real world. How? Completely anonymous, without revealing too much information about you, and lets you chat with random strangers. These are chat rooms that can be deemed to be mysterious with many security benefits, and nothing about you will be disclosed to another person.  You can search for endless rooms that…

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Nature

Choosing The Right Type of Water For Your Children

Although water contains no essential nutrients, it plays a vital role in a child’s health and development. Water makes up more than half the body weight in children and is also essential in the proper functioning of all the body parts. Which begs the question. What kind of water is fit for consumption by children?  Only water has the power to invigorate, quench, and purify your body. However, for decades, the marketers of the agri-food industry have praised the merits of multiple drinks, each more “thirst-quenching” and “energizing” than the last. Little by little, packaged waters, “fruit juices,” and countless lemonades have insidiously replaced the natural water essential to our health.  Often sweetened, these addictive drinks activate and promote the development of many diseases such as:  – Diabetes  – Hyperactivity  – Lack of concentration   – Allergies  – Obesity Habit gradually creates dependency. These ersatz drinks are now regularly consumed by increasingly young children in place of water. And yet, pure and living water promotes intracellular exchanges. It brings to the organism in a full charge of the children, vital energy, saving, and balancing.  The energizing effect of water promotes mineralization and the elimination of waste via the kidneys, the intestine,…

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Technology

The Risks Involved in Paying After Ransomware Attacks

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay Ransomware attacks do not necessarily end with the payment despite the huge sum of money involved, there are potential risks attached to the attacks.  A session at Gartner’s Security & Risk Management Summit has revealed that the average cost of a ransomware payment in Q1 2020 was $178,254. While the amount is on the high side, you should know that the downtime cost due to any attack was not taken into consideration. Depending on the size of your business and especially if it’s a midsize company, there are chances that you’ll not be getting all of your encrypted data back after you might have paid for the ransomware attack, the session went on to divulge. Paul Furtado, a senior director and analyst of MSE security at Gartner, was reported to have observed that “What we see is that about 4% of the data is non-recoverable.” What this boils down to is that you have lost both ways.  You have paid the ransom demanded but your data has been compromised and tampered with. It dawns on you that the guys you are dealing with don’t have an iota of good intention for you and your business.  Another thing…

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Technology

How Covid-19 Brought to Focus Risks to Your Data Privacy And Governance

Image by Hebi B. from Pixabay  There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant global lockdown have effectively changed the way businesses operate, which to a large extent, has serious impacts on your data privacy and governance. Out of the blues, organizations and their employees must adapt to a new way of working.  The aftermath of the radical change is that a lot of employees have relocated their offices to the home. While this may be a brand-new innovation to some organizations, a few had before the outbreak, been practicing flexible working for some time.  These organizations were more favorably disposed to adapt to the new world and way of working with relative ease. They were armed with sturdy procedures, practices, and had IT infrastructure in place to cushion the effects of working away from the office.  However, a lot of organizations were left in a sort of quandary, the change was rather impromptu, it was too much, albeit too soon, and they were not prepared for the plunge. As a result, they had to contend with data privacy breaches and the ensuing governance concerns.   Cybersecurity has been a burning issue even before the onset of the pandemic, but the…

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Healthcare, Technology

Coronavirus: Where The World Got it All Wrong

Image by cromaconceptovisual from Pixabay Coronavirus has succeeded in exposing inadequacies and shortcomings in our daily lives. As a result of the inadequacies, billions of people worldwide were under lockdown, thousands have died, and more are still dying.  Governments, businesses, and individuals have been thrown into confusion, facing an uncertain economic future. The world, whether developing or developed, was completely unprepared for COVID-19 despite our technological advancements in the areas of AI and machine learning, hence, we are suffering the consequences direly.  The coronavirus pandemic also exposed our ill-preparedness in how we have been handling our supply chains as well as security and privacy. A rundown of the following three very important sectors will bring to light where we failed and also a pointer as to what needs to be done since this may not be the last time we will be facing viral diseases. Technological advancement BlueDot, an artificial intelligence company, was able to notice that something ominous was in the offing and, therefore, went ahead to alert the world of a cluster of “unusual pneumonia” cases occurring around a market in Wuhan, China, about the midnight of December 30, 2019. The company likened the symptoms to those of the SARS, an…

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