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Windows 7 End of Support

What Human Rights Defenders need to know:

As most of us might not be aware that Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. The 10 years came to an end officially on the 14th of January 2020. If you are still using Windows 7, your PC will still work perfectly, except it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.

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Phishing – What You Need To Know

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

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Security and Freedom of Association in Uganda and Nigeria

This case study was originally posted in the OGP Global Report.

The fight against money laundering and terrorism has come into tension with freedom of association and assembly in a number of countries. A group of OGP countries (including Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and South Africa) are currently working on terrorism finance, which affects nonprofit organizations.

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Toxicity Online

I am one of those people who usually go online, most specifically, YouTube for content but very many a time, I go there just for the comments.

And over the years I have had a good laugh, but of late, the comment section fills me with dread. Take for example Tati Westbrook, A lifestyle guru who reviews beauty products. She reviewed a particular makeup palette and her view of things didn’t go down well with a section of the YouTube beauty community and the comment section became so vile she had to disable comments for that particular video.

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