Privacy and Security
When using video chat apps and sites
Many people assume that since they are not discussing matters of national interest that they don’t really need to worry about privacy and security when visiting with friends and relatives online. It’s true that hackers would love to get a hold of state secrets but they are also on the lookout for your personal information. Here are a few things to consider before starting your next video chat with your grandkids.
Remember to be skeptical when someone contacts you claiming to be: a relative, from your bank or credit company, a government official. Even if they have your name, account number, Social Insurance Number, phone number, address or any other details. These pieces of information are relatively easy for a scammer to access and use to manipulate you.
How to download and use them safely
To create new technology to enable seniors to safely and easily connect with their loved ones – whether they live independently or in a long-term care facility.