Online dangers for the older less digitally literate population

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego-based nonprofit with a national and international reputation for providing life-changing services to seniors living in poverty is highlighting the online dangers for older, less digitally literate, lonelier, and importantly, more susceptible to scams and fake news.Serving Seniors CEO Paul Downey stopped by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the online dangers senior citizens may encounter.Advice from Serving Seniors:• Don’t ever give your social security number, bank, credit card, or other personal information online to anyone who has asked for it unsolicited. Banks and other reputable institutions would never ask for this information without you approaching them first.• Do remember that if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.• Don’t assume that someone is who they say they are online.• Do remember: every time you like a post on Facebook, Instagram, or any other social media page, it tells advertisers more about you. That often means they can target you with tabloid-esque, sensational, and fake stories that they know will get a rise out of you. They make money off of it!• Don’t assume your political side of the aisle is immune to fake news. Lots of companies make money off of manufacturing fake or sensationalized stories (sort of like supermarket checkout tabloids), and they don’t discriminate – they make up stories that target both liberal and conservatives.• Do take advantage of free digital literacy classes offered by your local library, community center, or even technology vendors like the Apple Store, so you can learn how to use your devices. May 6, 2019 Updated: 8:24 AM Online dangers for the older, less digitally literate populationcenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Court again refuses to allow Daburs Burman to go abroad

first_imgDabur promoter Pradip Burman, whose name has cropped up in the blackmoney list, was on Thursday once again stopped from going abroad by a Delhi court which said there was an apprehension that he could flee.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Devendra Kumar Sharma, rejected Burman’s application saying no fresh ground is made out after the dismissal of his earlier plea on January 20 and the plea was without any merit.This was the second time in three days that Burman’s plea to go abroad has been rejected by the court. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBurman, who had earlier sought permission to travel to Hong Kong to attend his elder brother’s death anniversary, had moved another plea yesterday choosing a new ground that he wanted to attend the 70th birthday of his brother’s wife.During the arguments on Thursday, Income Tax (IT) Department’s standing counsel Brijesh Garg opposed the plea saying India does not have double taxation agreement with Hong Kong, and if the accused does not return, it would be difficult to bring him back.“Moreover, there is apprehension on behalf of the complainant (IT department) that the accused may flee from the jurisdiction of the court to such a jurisdiction from where he cannot be brought back.“This apprehension of the complainant finds force as there is no treaty between India and Hong Kong even for the purposes of taxation and in this regard, document is placed on record on behalf of the complainant,” the court said.last_img read more

Video Gaming Craze

first_imgApril 1, 2006 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. As poker mania sweeps across the country, mutterings of Two Fat Ladies and Big Slick buzz around felt-topped kitchen tables. But as friends and acquaintances battle for tournament supremacy, pay attention, because the players in the loser’s lounge often gather around a video-game console. When the dust finally settles around poker hysteria, video games are in the perfect position to fill the gaming void.Jason Della Rocca, executive director for the International Game Developers Association, says the gaming industry has already arrived. “It’s this neverending tidal wave,” says Della Rocca. “It just keeps collecting mass.”According to the Entertainment Software Association, 50 percent of all Americans-and 75 percent of heads of households-play video games. The games have similarities to poker that are helping them reach the mainstream, in the same way poker has: Both video games and poker are blind to gender, age, social environment and physical abilities. Both boast professionals and have a media following. Just as poker birthed heaps of accessory opportunities for entrepreneurs, so have video games-perhaps more so. The video-game market continues to innovate with products like exergames, which encourage physical activity, and Nintendo’s new physically responsive controller (for example, gamers playing a fishing game use the controller as if they were actually casting a reel). And neither is a fad-the average gamer has been playing for 12 years, according to the ESA. While poker has been the recent beneficiary of widespread attention, it’s been a part of American folklore since Wild Bill Hickok was shot in 1876 holding a dead man’s hand.Della Rocca notes that many gamers are beginning to recognize that not just teenagers and young men, but their moms, wives and girlfriends are interested in games. “Those who are not really part of the gamer culture are starting to wake up to this,” he says.As nongamers begin paying attention to the industry, entrepreneurs can benefit by pushing in their chips now with opportunities in service, development, accessories and more. Entrepreneurial niches exist in advergames, mobile games and “serious” games, where simulation or learning is the goal. In addition to the much-anticipated arrival of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 last year, this year marks the rollout of Sony’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo’s Revolution. Della Rocca says the marketing and promotion dollars invested in these launches should definitely attract even more mainstream attention to video games. The wave is only getting bigger, so don’t wait until the River to jump in. This story appears in the April 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Register Now »last_img read more