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Technology has the power to keep users of all ages connected and engaged. Eighty percent of seniors report that they go online and use the Internet, and of these, two in three online seniors says technology has had a positive effect on their lives.
A phishing scam is often presented as an email or text message that looks like it’s from a trusted company, but is sent by criminals, and designed to steal sensitive personal information or money. They take your personal details by making you click a certain link or open an attachment.
How do you know what kind of content to share online? If you read and post a lot of news stories, it’s important to make sure that the online news sources you use can be analyzed for credibility and reliability.
Historically, news providers and publications have been trusted with vigorously editing and fact-checking their own content to ensure that the information provided was accurate. With the advent of technology has come a wealth of information that resulted in the creation of many more sources for the news, much of which is generated by individuals.
A deepfake is a type of artificial intelligence technology that uses deep learning to alter images or videos by putting someone else’s face onto the face in the original content.
There’s something very powerful about visual imagery. People have long relied on what they see and it’s a reason why there’s an old cliché that says “the camera doesn’t lie” and “a picture is worth a thousand words.”
When seniors start using new technologies, it can lead to hilarious situations. I read this story the other day about a grandmother who was Skyping with her grandson Evan. At some point, her screen went black. Those who are tech-savvy know that laptops can go into sleep-mode after x-minutes of inactivity. Granny, however, didn’t and panicked: “Help! My screen is dying, what do I do Evan?” Evan, still being connected via Skype, replied: “No worries grandmother, just shake the m...”, at which point he seemed to be witnessing an earthquake of immense magnitude at the other side of the screen. Granny did get her screen back eventually. But instead of softly shaking the mouse (like one does when the laptop goes into sleep-mode), she had been shaking the entire laptop vigorously for almost an entire minute - frantic to get her grandson back on screen.