Beware of adding people without their permission in WhatsApp groups

We cannot add people in a WhatsApp group without their permission. This has been made clear by the Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD), according to this resolution issued against a Town Hall that wanted to use this medium to send informative circulars to its neighbors.

Cuidado con añadir personas sin su permiso en grupos de Whatsapp

It happened last month in a small municipality called Boecillo, located in the province of Valladolid (Spain), although the events took place throughout last year. The mayor of the town decided to create one of these groups in the well-known application of WhatsApp in order to send circulars to citizens. In this way, the information would arrive immediately and comfortably to all of them, which a priori seemed like a great idea. The total number of components in the group was 256 contacts, the maximum amount accepted by this platform in the creation of groups.

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Games for children about Christmas on Android

If there is something that dominates children it is a current mobile device, be it a phone or a tablet. At Christmas they have a lot of free time, in which they will use these devices to a greater or lesser extent. The time spent will depend on the age and, above all, on how permissive the parents are.

Games for children about Christmas on Android

For those times when we decide to “lend them” our phone or tablet, there is a large number of games and activities related to Christmas. They will surely have many fun times with them, and it will help them feel immersed in the Christmas atmosphere of these dates.

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Tips for setting up children’s first phone

At this time there will be many children who receive their first mobile phone as a gift. Surely parents will find the need to configure it so they can use it for the first time.

Consejos para configurar el primer teléfono de un niño

Helping children in that first configuration and explaining the reasons for choosing one or another option can be fundamental to improve the security of the device and of the child himself in the future.

Let’s see the main steps we must take and how to configure them so that our son or daughter can use their first mobile phone with the appropriate security measures.

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Activity and social sport registration sites: another threat to privacy

aking advantage of the consumer whirlwind of Black Friday I bought the coolest heart rate monitor that I could afford from the brand I consider as the best in heart rate monitors, I did not compare prices, I did not read references, I did not even ask the friends who have it, I wanted a heart rate monitor period, I went to the website with the orange smile (amazon) and clicked.

I received it today and as a good technophile that I am, I was not able to keep it in the box for 5 minutes. I immediately connected it and charged it. Lunch time is approaching and I must go to the park to try it out.

Browsing on the manufacturer’s website I click on the “Explore” section and I see a lot of routes and I think: “that’s it, another web of challenges”.

It’s lunchtime, I put on my sport shoes and start my sloppy jog through the river park to the displeasure of those who expected to enjoy the views of the City of Arts and Sciences (Valencia), when I cannot take it anymore, I press the magic button that makes the heart rate monitor connect to my mobile and send the data to the cloud … I’ll check it at home.

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Protect your files even from ransomware with Windows 10

Attacks with ransomware virus have become infamous for the disastrous consequences it has for computers (their files) and for the tremendous impact they have had in recent cases, such as the one known as “WannaCry”. The result of these infections is always the hijacking of information, that is, the encryption of all the content of the computer and its possible recovery in exchange for paying some money as a ransom to the attacker.

Protege tus archivos incluso del ransomware con Windows 10

From the version known as “Fall Creators Update” or also known as version 1709, the protection system of Windows 10 has a tool capable of protecting entire folders in order that no program can modify its files unless we give it express authorization.

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Google Chrome will not give away an iPhone, it’s a scam

It is not the first time that this scam attempt appears in which they make us believe that Google Chrome is going to give us an iPhone.

Currently it is an iPhone 8 and it’s that, apparently, we have been chosen at random by Google and we are part of a privileged group of 10 people who will be given a fantastic Apple iPhone 8. As a curiosity, do not forget that Apple is the direct competitor of Google, which can make us suspect that something “fishy” is going on.

Google Chrome no regala un iPhone, es una estafa

“We want to show our gratitude for being a faithful user of Google Chrome! Your IP address 18x.xxx.xx.xx has been selected at random to receive an Apple iPhone 8 completely free …..”

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Check if a file has a virus even before downloading it

Downloading files through the Internet always entails risks, especially if we do it from pages or places which we cannot trust 100% in its authenticity.

We also download files that reach us via email or other sources. Many times we perfectly know the origin, like a photo that we are waiting for from a family member, of whom we have nothing to fear.

Comprueba si un archivo tiene virus incluso antes de descargarlo

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Control your fingerprint. Use “egosurfing”

Our public fingerprint is the one that remains on the Internet related to us and that is available to anyone for being a public content.

Controla tu huella digital. Utiliza el egosurfing

Especially relevant for us is that information that can be found just looking for our name in the search engines. This greatly facilitates that people who seek information from us find it immediately.

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How to completely erase a conversation from WhatsApp

One of the most frequent and most worrying inquiries we receive is whether the conversations with WhatsApp that have already been deleted can be recovered in some way.

Cómo borrar completamente una conversación del Whatsapp

We know that the application makes backup copies of our chats and that from there it is possible to recover conversations maintained in the past, as long as they are stored in those copies.

What many people want is to permanently eliminate conversations so that nobody can ever read them. The reasons for procuring this privacy are usually related to the fear of espionage by someone close to them, but also to the fact that they use the application to talk about absolutely personal and compromising topics, something that is not advisable when dealing with means that work through Internet.

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I do not want my Facebook name to appear in the search engines

At some point we may have searched our name on Google or another Internet search engine and found our Facebook profile as one of the first results shown. We must know that this possibility is configurable from the privacy options of this well-known social network.

No quiero que aparezca mi nombre de Facebook en los buscadores

Some readers of our blog have sometimes asked us about this apparent lack of privacy, since anyone who searches for your name will find your Facebook profile easily. Let’s see how to configure the privacy options of the social network so that our name does not appear in the search engines if we wish.

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