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[100% Working] how to take a screenshot in Snapchat without them knowing

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 How to Take Screenshot In Snapchat without them knowing - The Tech Trackers

Hi Friends, Imagine you chatting with your friend on Snapchat, suddenly you received a notification on Snapchat saying "your friend Took a screenshot of chat".

In one way it's a good feature to protect user privacy but sometimes you may not want to notify a user of your screenshots, so here is a trick to take screenshots in Snapchat without them knowing (anonymously).

How to take a screenshot in Snapchat without knowing :

Step one - Open Snapchat and go to the chat screen.

How to Take Screenshot In Snapchat without them knowing - The Tech Trackers


Step two -
Here whenever you try to take a screenshot of the chat, Snapchat shows a notification to the user that another user has taken a screenshot of your chat.


How to Take Screenshot In Snapchat without them knowing - The Tech Trackers

To bypass that simply press and hold the home button to launch Google Assistant and click on share a screenshot or simply say "Hey Google! Take a screenshot"


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Boom! Google Assistant will take a screenshot of your Snapchat current window without sending a notification to the user.


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Try this simple trick and take a screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing. 


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[W-8BEN] How to Fill US Tax info in Google AdSense - YouTube AdSense Tax Update 2021

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How to submit US Tax Form Adsense


As per Google's March Update - Google asks all non-U.S. Creator to update their tax info in google AdSense account by filling U.S. Tax Form.


So, in this article, we will see What Is the US Tax Update? How will it affect your AdSense earnings? and how you can save your Tax by simply filling an online form.


So, Let get started.

1. What Is Youtube Adsense Tax Update?

This update is important for ALL monetizing creators outside of the U.S., as you may begin to have taxes deducted from your U.S. earnings later this year (2021).


As mentioned in this update, Under U.S. tax law, Google is required to withhold U.S. taxes from non-US creators. If you fill out the tax form in AdSense, we may be allowed to reduce the withholding rate based on tax treaties that the U.S. has with various countries.


In simple words - Google is required to begin deducting U.S. taxes as early as June 2021 from creators outside of the U.S. which may affect your earnings. Therefore, Google is asking us to submit relevant tax info in your AdSense by May 31, 2021, so Google can determine the correct amount of taxes to deduct if any apply. If your tax info isn’t provided by May 31, 2021, Google may be required to deduct up to 24% of your total worldwide YouTube earnings.


Reference - https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/101463270


2. How will this YouTube Tax Update affect your earning?

As per the update, google ask us to submit your tax information in google AdSense by 31st May 2021, so that Google can determine the correct tax amount to deduct. This tax amount will be calculated on your earnings received from U.S. Visitors only, Yes! you heard it right. Here you only have to pay taxes on views and earnings received by U.S. Visitors, which means if your channel didn't receive any views from the U.S. and you're earning from U.S. viewers is ZERO then you won't be charged for U.S.tax.


The rate of Tax is based, on Tax treaties of Your Country with the U.S. You can find your country in this document - https://www.irs.gov/businesses/international-businesses/united-states-income-tax-treaties-a-to-z


As I am from India, India has a treaty with the U.S. And as per the treaty, Google can only charge a maximum of 15% Tax from Indian Creators. 


Still, there is a term set by google he will charge tax reduced rate as per treaty only if we submit our US tax form before 31st May 2021 and if we failed to update our Tax details before that creator will be charged (Default rate) 24% as a Tax of your entire AdSense earning. (here, it doesn't matter if you received views from the US or not).


So till now, we have seen what exactly that youtube AdSense update contains and how it will be affecting your AdSense earning, so now we will see how we can save our tax by filling US tax info in your Google AdSense account.


3. How to Fill US Tax info in google Adsense?

So let's go to our AdSense account, where you will see the below notification from google asking you to manage your tax info.


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Here click on "Manage Tax Info" to start the process. Once you clicked on this, you will see below screen :


How to fill US Tax Info Step 1 - The Tech Trackers


Here, you have to click on "Add Tax Info", Once clicked, Google asks you to verify your password. Once confirmed, you will land on the below screen :


How to fill US Tax Info Step 2 - The Tech Trackers

Here you have to choose your AdSense account type- Individual or Business. read this article on how to find your AdSense account type. Our account type is individual so we have selected that and click next.


After that, you will be asked the below question. Are you a citizen of the United State? 


How to fill US Tax Info Step 3 - The Tech Trackers


Here I am filling form from India, so my answer will be NO.


After that google Adsense will show you available Tax form options for your Adsense account :


How to fill US Tax Info Step 4 - The Tech Trackers


As shown in the above image, we have options of two W-8 forms:

1. W-8BEN: This form is most commonly used by non-US Individuals and would also be used to claim tax treaty benefits.

2. W-8ECI: This form is most commonly used by non-US Business entity or individual that earns income related to it's US trade or business and fires a US income tax return.


Here, I as an individual come to claim tax benefits so I have chosen 1st option and click on Start W-8BEN Form.


After that, you will be redirected to the below form where your name will be automatically populated in the name section.  Here we have to select your country of citizenship (India) after that it's time for Tax Identification Number (TIN).

For India TIN = PAN No. as stated here - https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/10390801?hl=en#zippy=%2Cwhat-is-a-tin-taxpayer-identification-number

So, fill in your PAN Number and hit Next.


Next Step, here we have to enter your Permanent Adress (Address which you have entered while creating your Adsense account.


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If your mailing address is the same as permanent address check that box or fill in your mailing address and hit Next.


The next Step is Tax Treaty:- here we have to inform google that we are from India and came here to claim a reduced tax rate as per our tax treaty with the US.


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So here click Yes and select a country India and click Next


Now, in the next section, we have to select various income types and apply for reduced rates.

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How to fill US Tax Info Step 8 - The Tech Trackers

Once all selected hit Next


After that, you will see a Document Preview where you can preview your form and take a print if you want.

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Confirm the form and hit Next.

The next Step is self-declaration and signature. Here select the appropriate option and hit Next.

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On the next screen, you will be asked, whether you perform any activity or service in the US. You have to select Yes/No appropriately.

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Now the last and important section, where most people make mistakes so, understand the question properly and then select an option.


Here google is asking whether have you received any payment from google or not before submitting this form.

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Here our account is new and didn't receive any payment from Google till date. That's why we selected and the first option and submit the form.


After submission of US Tax Info in your google AdSense account, you will get the below screen as confirmation that Google has received your form and approved it. 

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Notification for the same will be sent to your registered email address as well.


Now, here we have seen how you can submit your US Tax info in your individual Adsense account, If you think you miss something or want to change some values simply click on "Submit New Form".


Note - once you click on Submit New Form, Your old form will be removed


So, go through this article again and fill your US Tax Form Properly Before 31st May 2021.


If you have any queries or questions regarding the above process or form feel free to comment down below, we would love to help you.


For Better Understanding, we have created a Youtube Video of the above process.



 

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[SECURED] How To Secure Gmail Account - Secure Google Account 2021

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In Today's world, your Gmail account is like a bank locker which contains all sort of information from your personal to the official, your photos, videos, messages, device backup, your contacts, etc. all under one roof.


So, when it comes to the security of your valuables, your bank has their security system, just like that, Google also has their security system to secure your Gmail account.


In this article we will see some tips to protect or secure your Gmail account :


It will take hardly 10 minutes to secure your Gmail account, Let's get started.


Use Strong Password:

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The survey conducted by security companies shows that 70% of people use passwords that are easy to guess and crack for hackers. 


To check the strength of your password, visit this Password Strength Checker Website. 


Here you have to enter your password and that site will tell you the strength of your chosen password.


The key aspects of a strong password are length (the longer the better); a mix of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols, no ties to your personal information, and no dictionary words.


How To Choose Strong Password:

Below are some tips, which will help you to create a strong password for your Gmail account.

Your password should be created using a combination of :

  • Use a mix of alphabetical and numeric characters.
  • Use a mixture of upper- and lowercase; passwords are case sensitive.
  • Use symbols & Special Characters (if the system allows)
  • Use a combination of random letters and numbers etc.

Your password should not contain:

  • Your first name, middle name, or Last Name
  • Your mobile number
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Girlfriend or pet name etc.

Follow the above methods and combinations while creating a strong password to secure your Gmail account.


Enable Two-Step Verification :

Two-step verification AKA Two Factor Authentication, it's like an additional security layer, after entering your correct password.


Without two-step verification, hackers only need your password to access your entire Google account including YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play. And remember, if you reuse the same password for multiple services, they could get it from a data breach or through a phishing scam. 


With two-step verification, sometimes called two-factor authentication, hackers would need your password and a randomly generated six-digit passcode or physical access to your phone before they could gain access to your Gmail account. 


Activating Two-Step Verification is easy and takes hardly 3 minutes. Follow the below guidelines to secure your Gmail account by activating two-factor authentication:


Step 1: Visit the Google account security page 

Step 2: click on 2-step verification (your status will be OFF )

2-step-verification - How to Secure Gmail Account


Step 3: once you clicked google will ask you to re-enter your password.

Step 4: After that, you will reach the below page click on continue.


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Step 5: On the next screen enter your mobile number on which you want to receive an OTP before logging into your account and Turn On Two-Step Verification.

Step 6:Once activated you will see a screen like below :

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Now, let's say you are at a location where a network is weak and you were not able to get OTP then in that situation to access your Google account, Google has a set of recovery codes(Backup Codes).


Backup Codes are the codes that we can use instead of OTP to verify your identity and login to your Gmail account, One code can be used only once.


You should download the above backup codes on your device or save them somewhere, where you will get them when in need. 


Update Recovery Email and Phone Number :

Just like we have a spare key of our bike or home, same like that your Gmail account has an option to set recovery (backup) email and phone number, which google use to notify if someone tries to log in to your primary account or if google notices any suspicious activity. same email and password you can use to unblock your account if your Gmail account got locked due to various failed login attempts.


So be sure to update and verify those details are updated. To check visit the google security page and you will section like below :


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Click on each section  Recovery phone, Recovery email, and Security question and update them with current information in your google account to secure your Gmail account.


Lesser-Known feature - Check Account Activity:

It's possible,  a hacker (or an ex) is accessing your google account without your knowledge. To check, sign in to your Gmail account and scroll to the bottom of the page. You'll see a line that says "Last account activity..."  there click on details or simply visit Check Device Activity 


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Here, you will see a list of devices on which your account is still log in or is being used. Check the list of devices and sign out from the device you are not familiar with and change your google account password immediately to secure your Gmail account.


Now that you've secured your Gmail account, take a few more minutes to do the same for your Instagram account while you're at it.


For Practical Demonstration, Watch the full video on YouTube :


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[SOLVED] Amazon standing instruction - Money Debited Without OTP

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 Hi Guys, 

A few days ago, I received a message from my bank saying that your account is debited, with Rs.199 at Amazon Standing Instruction.

Below is the message I received from the bank: 

Txn of Rs.199.00 made on Kotak Debit card XXXX on 12-03-2021 at AMAZON STANDING INSTRU. This transaction is processed, without One Time Password, as per your instructions and confirmation to the merchant.

So, I was shocked, I didn't know how my card get charged without OTP and PIN. So, I contacted my bank support to have a look at the transaction details. The bank informed me that your Debit/Credit card is Saved on Amazon Standing Instruction.

What is Amazon Standing Instruction?

Amazon Standing Instruction means, the buyer has authorized amazon to charge their credit/debit card for a particular amount regularly for Some of Amazon Products & Services.


Amazon Products can be Amazon Pay, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Shopping, Amazon Prime, Audible, and many more.


In my case it was audible, I didn't know how and when I subscribe for Amazon Audible but when I contact Amazon Support and ask them to check transaction happened on my card, then we came to know that my card was charged by Audible Active Membership, So here I have informed them that I didn't aware of this transaction and as per my knowledge I already cancel my subscription long time back, but somehow it got active and charge me Rs.199/-


The Amazon Support Person was very co-operative, he understands my situation and guided me on the cancellation of the above Audible Membership, and also raised a refund request for the amount deducted.

So, If you received any message from your bank regarding deduction at Amazon standing instruction, directly contact amazon support.

How to contact Amazon Support?

You can connect with amazon support by visiting the below link :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html

OR

Simply go to customer service > contact us (From Amazon App)

Amazon Standing Instruction - Contact Amazon Support

Amazon Standing Instruction - Contact Amazon Support

Amazon Standing Instruction - Contact Amazon Support


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How to Secure Instagram Account from Hackers in 2021

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How To Secure Instagram account from Hackers


Instagram is widely used app among teens and its usage is increasing day by day, as per the stats there 1 billion Instagram users and increasing, with that much number of user there is always chances of mishappening with your Instagram account like getting your Instagram account got hacked, someone using it without your permission and many more. So in this article, we going to share some tips to secure your Instagram Account from Hackers.

So let's get started.

Tips To Secure Instagram Account: 

1. Always Use Strong Password :

You should always use a strong password for your Instagram account, most people use their name, mobile number, Date of birth, pet name as a password which are easy to guess and cracked by hackers using various hacking methods. Your password should easy to remember for you and hard to guess for others, here are some tips to choose a strong password:

  • User at least one capital letter, one special character in your password.
  • Never use your name, username, mobile number as a password.
  • Choose a password that is unique and hard to guess.

Here is the tool which you can use to check your password strength, in this tool once you entered your password it will show the strength of your password and how much time a hacker will take to crack your password.

2. Do NOT Share Your Password with anyone.

You should not share your Instagram password with anyone and if you think that someone knows your password then you should change it immediately to secure your Instagram account.


3. Change Your Password Periodically.

Remember, how Banking systems ask us to change the password after every 60 - 90 days as a security measure. So here also, we should change our Instagram password in every 3 months (90 days) for security purposes.

4. Secure email address registered with your Instagram account.

The most common way Instagram hackers use, that they get access to your registered email address and after that, they reset your Instagram account and change your email address with their email address. So you get locked out of your account and there is no way you can get back, So It is important that you should secure your registered email address as well.


5. Enable 2-Step verification (two-factor authentication)

You know how you get OTP(One time password) before making any online transactions, just like the same, Instagram has this feature called "Two-factor Authentication", where to login into your Instagram account you have to enter OTP received on your registered mobile number. 


Once activated it will save your device and if someone tries to log in to your account from another device then it will ask for OTP which will be sent to your registered mobile number, without OTP you can't log in.


Follow the below steps to Enable Two-factor Authentication :

To set it up, 

  • Navigate to your profile and tap the 3 horizontal lines at the top right. 
  • Select the Settings menu and tap Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Get Started. You can then choose to set up 2FA through text message or an independent authentication app, such as Google Authenticator.


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If your phone is having connectivity issues and can't receive an SMS security code, that's where recovery codes come in. 


Go to Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Recovery Codes, and use the displayed code to log in.


For a complete and  more detailed process watch below YouTube Video :




Now you have mastered Instagram security, follow all the above-mentioned tips and secure your Instagram account from being hacked or misused. 


Share this article with your friends, family, and dear ones and help them to secure their Instagram account as well.

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