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Avoid instigating strangers online, especially if you’re a gamer

While harmless trash talk is expected to some extent in online gaming, know what the line is (according to the game’s terms of service) and don’t cross it. There are many reasons why: To begin with, if you’re frequently caught being toxic, you may be banned from the game entirely. But the bigger and more […]

Don’t leave yourself open to swatting attacks

A nightmare scenario for any streamer or gamer is a swatting attack. This is when someone finds out who you are, where you live and calls in a fake threat to a local police station. The police take every threat seriously, and more than one person has died as a result of a swatting attack. […]