What is 5G?

No longer an unfamiliar subject to all of us, but there are still many people who don’t understand what is the big deal with 5G? 5G, the 5th generation of mobile internet connection after 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G.

Then, some may question the difference between 4G and 5G.

  • Speed

5G reaches 10 gigabits per second, which is 100 times faster than 4G. That means the 5G network can better meet the increasing demand of network connection in society.

  • Latency rate

Refers to the amount of delayed time of delivering a message from one point to another. The…


What is Big Data?

I bet most of us have heard about the Era of Big Data, but have you realized that the heat of this subject has been fading recently?

Before explaining the reason for the receding heat, I would like to introduce what exactly is big data. Big data can be defined as a data set that is the advanced version of the traditional relational database, and the characteristics of the big data can be concluded as the 3Vs: Volume, Velocity, and Variety.

  • Volume.

Volume refers to the amount of data generated through different online applications, for example…


Is there an ‘Internet Police’?

‘Internet Police’ is actually a generic name of police and government agencies who are responsible for online issues, but their actual work content can be different by place.

Let me introduce you to Hong Kong’s ‘internet police’, the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau (CSTCB). The bureau is under the Hong Kong Police Force, it is in charge of handling cybersecurity issues, and carrying out technology crime investigations, computer forensic examinations, and prevention of technology crime. The bureau also builds close relationships with local and overseas law enforcement agencies vigorously, so as to exchange experience, as well as crackdown cross-border technology crime.

Reference: https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/tcd/tcd.html

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Cyber Safety Rules

Protecting oneself online is one of the hot topics discussed by the public in recent years, we are often reminded, but do we really know the ways to protect ourselves? Don’t worry, here are some tips for you!

  • Set Strong Passwords.

It is understandable that passwords are hard to memorize especially when we have thousands of apps and websites to log in to, but it is still essential to set different passwords across websites and change them regularly.

  • Use VPN while browsing.

VPN hides your web identity and helps to ensure a safe and secure connection between…


What does NCSS do?

Since cyber issues most of the time are largely identical but with minor differences, countries no matter is or is not EU member shares similar cybersecurity strategies, and the below are some of them,

  • To define a systematic and integrated approach to national risk management (e.g. trusted information sharing and national registries of risks).
  • To define and set the goals for awareness-raising campaigns that instil changes in the behaviour and working patterns of users.
  • Comprehensive research and development programs that focus on emerging security and resilience issues of current as well future systems and services (e.g. smart devices).

Of course, there are more than three commonly shared strategies, some countries even developed their own unique strategies, for more information, please feel free to visit the website.

Reference: https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/cyber-security-strategies-paper

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What is NCSS?

NCSS, stands for National Cybersecurity Strategies, it is probably an unfamiliar word to most of us, indeed, we normally do not access to this field. The reason why I would like to introduce NCSS to you is that after all we had discussed the importance of cybersecurity to children and individuals, I want to bring this matter to a higher level, national.

In order to have flexible and elastic cybersecurity strategies to meet the constantly changing cyber environment, NCSS was developed, according to ENISA, ‘NCSS is a plan of actions designed to improve the security and resilience of national infrastructures and services.’ So far, every country in the European Union has set NCSS as a pinpointed policy, this helps countries to avoid potential risks for instance, social and economic loss, caused by insecure cyberspace.


So far we have introduced and briefly discussed the types of cookies, and I bet some may wonder how to manage them.

Here are some suggestions for you to manage cookies:

  1. Open the browser.

Cookie is a piece of information stored in a file in a computer’s web browser, so the first step is to open the browser you use.

2. Find where the cookie stores.

Different web browsers have different settings, so cookies may be stored in different locations, but most of the time, cookies are stored under the privacy setting.

3. Manage cookie.

Web browsers provide a variety of privacy options to choose from, users can select the suitable one that meets their needs.

To conclude, cookie is actually two sides of the same coin. Cookie can be convenient, but also be dangerous if not using them appropriately.

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Cookie

We have briefly explained what cookie is last week, so why not dive into this issue deeper by introducing the 2 types of cookies? Of course, there are more than 2 types of cookies, and we wish to introduce the rest of them in the short future.

First-party cookies, this kind of cookie are directly under the website, it is used to track users online preference. …


Computer Cookie

Basically, a computer cookie is a particular piece of data from a specific website that is sent and stored on a user’s computer while they are browsing the web.

The functions of the computer cookie are included: remember login information, track users browsing activity, count site visitors for website owners. Most of the time, Cookies is not a bad thing. For example, users do not need to go through the login procedure again as the cookie has already captured the information, relevant advertisements and information based on user's search history will be shown, benefitting the business of the website owner as accurate data is recorded.

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E-Safety

E-Safety simply means online safety, especially for children. It is hoped that by education and adjusting computer settings, children can learn to protect themselves when using the internet, also, harmful and inappropriate information that could be found on websites and pop-up advertising will be blocked from children.

The subject of E-Safety has been placed on the top of the agenda recently, as the problem of cyberbullying has increased when social media is becoming more popular. Children may not know how to deal with the nasty comments and haters, therefore it is important to educate them on how to react to it and seek help immediately when things are getting worse. Besides, harmful information for example like pornography and violence advisement may affect children’s mental health, so for children's sake, the privacy settings on their devices should be adjusted.

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Larus Foundation

Larus Foundation is an NGO that strives to increase public engagement amongst the youth, in the process of Internet Governance and Internet Policy.

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