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How to protect yourself from fake streaming pop-ups?

How to protect yourself from fake streaming pop-ups?

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A pop-up while you’re streaming?

Mashable’s tech experts have issued a new fraud warning: On your TV, as you’re steamed up.

In some cases, pop-ups are caused by the activation screen or by a valid connectivity issue, but scammers are also making use of them.

True, but it is possible to get a phony “Internet connectivity problem” message. Your personal information is at risk if you click on the link.

Make sure the URL is correct before you click. Spelling errors or strange characters that depart from the official URL of the company are red flags for fraudulent links.

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Websites that promise to offer technical support for streaming apps are sometimes faked by hackers. Make sure to double check the link’s address if you’re looking for technical support on the internet.

If you suspect that you are the victim of a pop-up scam, do not give out any personal information, including your credit card number. Just handing scammers what they want is a waste of time.

For more information, click here.

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Twitter is working on an encrypted Video Chat feature

Elon Musk says he wants ‘Twitter 2.0’ to have video chat, voice calls, and encrypted DMs — and has enlisted the help of Signal’s founder

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Elon Musk informed staff of Twitter that he intends to integrate secure direct messaging, video and voice calling tools, and more into the social media network.

Musk made a presentation at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, which was dubbed “Twitter 2.0,” and included slides. He used the phrase for the first time on Wednesday of last week, when he sent the staff a threat that if they did not work “very hardcore,” they would be fired.

He also mentioned that one of his goals was to implement voice and video chat within direct messages, which is already a function of Facebook and WhatsApp.

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Musk highlighted how Twitter may provide encrypted calls without requiring users to reveal their phone numbers, similar to how Signal works.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.


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