Yesterday I delivered a session on “Information Technology – Use & Misuse” at Al Furqan Center in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It was very interactive and we had a good time discussing the uses as well as threats of modern technology.
We discussed the security and privacy issues on the internet and how we can protect ourselves from software and human threats and have a good overall online experience. A security awareness was emphasized around online interactions and conversations by use of instant messaging, social networking, and other internet tools. We also discussed why security is important, even at home and simple tools that can be used to ensure privacy. An awareness was created around internet child abuse and the ill-effects of pornography.
We discussed how one can be a good netizen, and how we can take advantage of technology, but at the same time prevent its use for illegitimate purposes. The discussions on illegitimate use of the Internet where in light of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, and included issues surrounding pornography, privacy, social networking, multimedia technology, etc.
This is a picture of me wearing a Dishdasha!
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