“The Sky is Falling” Chicken Little

2016 December 2016 Technology Yann Kostic

By Yann Kostic from the December 2016 Edition

Have you ever received an email from a friend warning you that there is a computer virus or some other untoward event that is happening on the internet? If you have, before you turn off all your electronic devices and begin to dust off the door to your underground bomb shelter, go to snopes.com.

This site has been debunking false rumours and urban legends for over 15 years. In the search area, type in the subject title of the alleged warning and see what is revealed.

I don’t know how many times I have returned emails to friends and family explaining that the warnings are a hoax. Now you will be able to set your mind at ease as well.

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