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(original post on CyberActive Services Facebook Page - January 2016) In 2014 people on Facebook according to research by Domo.com, were sharing approximately 2,460,000 pieces of content every minute*. (*https://www.domo.com/blog/2014/04/d...

On visiting local schools, I love hearing the feedback from teens about their likes and dislikes online, which includes the latest in Apps they’re using. 1. The First App - It was no surprise to hear the dismay from a teen about the requests being received...

Safer Internet Day held on February 7th, is a great opportunity to find resources, especially for those who don’t have time to read information regarding online safety. The progress of new technology, new social media site features and internet connected devices and things, has the cyber...

I know many of you have been on Facebook for over 10 years and therefore know it all .. right?! Maybe.. but I still see people that misuse or don’t understand how to manage their Facebook profiles and utilising new Facebook features is one of those...

Recently the Australian Victoria Police issued a warning regarding USB flash drives being dropped into people’s letterboxes. This tactic by scammers is one where they hope you will insert the USB into a computer, thus enabling malware to be downloaded. The police alert is a very timely...

This note is written with nothing more than pure emotion, and a bit of frustration as once more I ask for police to simply ‘check themselves’ with regards to their Facebook settings and what is seen of them online. Many members believe what they post online...

Facebook Live - is live video for users to share with their Facebook friends.  This live streaming capability is available for all Facebook Pages, iOS and Android mobile devices. The Facebook feature is similar to other live streaming apps like Periscope,YouTube Live and Blab, that stream live on a mobile device...

Over the last couple of days news reports are highlighting the instance of under age children using apps such as Tinder, where they are likely to come into contact with predators. This information should be nothing new to a parent if they monitor their child’s social...

The following three basic tools for online investigations are still missed by some police members due to lack of training. As a former police officer I know the work behind the scenes of investigations and the varied ways criminals choose their victims.  Some are premeditated, some are completely...

As you can see from my blog archives I am not an avid Blogger type.  Some of this attributes to no time, its been a juggling act with managing both this business and working as a police officer, but with my recent retirement from the Department, I...