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Sunday 11th February 2024: New Drones for A Fire & Rescue Service, Tesla Owners warned & more!

KANE'S TECH TIPS:

SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2024

Welcome to another low down on all the latest Tech news, Tips and Tricks to help you keep up to date with the latest from the Tech world!

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New Drones for A Fire & Rescue Service

A fire and rescue service has bought new drones to help in life-threatening incidents.

Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said it now has five drones "to keep communities safe".

Equipped with the ability to live stream footage directly to the control centre, they will fly for longer than existing drones and in more extreme weather.

The service said drones were an "essential tool in fire safety".

The technology has been used since 2018 during emergencies, such as flooding, hazmat incidents, wildfires and missing persons investigations.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-68171246

Source: BBC News

Tesla Owners Warned

Tesla owners have been reminded to keep their eyes on the road after videos of drivers wearing Apple's virtual reality headset have gone viral.

US Secretary for Transportation posted on X (formerly Twitter) to say that all current vehicles require the driver to be engaged "at all times".

However, one driver admitted his video was a prank.

Videos posted online show people in the drivers seats of cars which have an autonomous mode, while wearing the Apple headset over their eyes. 

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-68215614

Source: BBC News

Police Helping Pupils To Stay Safe Online

Police are helping pupils in Guernsey to stay safe online.

On Safer Internet Day officers taught students about the risks and issued leaflets of support services to families.

Police officers have also been given extra training in handling issues such as cyber-bullying and revenge porn.

It follows police reports that a group on a social media app could be encouraging about 50 local children to send indecent images.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-68220394

Source: BBC News

App Of The Week

This weeks app of the week is called Norton Genie: AI Scam Detector.

It allows you to search an image or a text, where AI will then try to determine whether it is a scam or not.

Norton Genie: AI Scam Detector is free to download on IOS and Android Devices.

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.norton.genieapp

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/app/norton-genie-ai-scam-detector/id6448706515

🛡️ Security Corner 🛡️

Phone scammers will call you unsolicited, pretending to be from an organisation you trust, such as your bank or the police.

These scam calls may be automated, or from a real person. They may ask you for your personal information like banking details, or tell you you need to transfer money.

If you've lost money or have been hacked as a result of responding to a phishing message, you should report it:

  • In England, Wales or Northern Ireland, visit www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040.
  • In Scotland, report to Police Scotland by calling 101.

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