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Posts by Rhiannon

URL Spoofing

March 2, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Learn to Recognize URL Spoofing

With more than one billion unique websites on the internet, finding a specific one would be next to impossible without the help of URLs. Much like a building address, which allows people to find places in the real world, URLs act as digital addresses that help people find websites in the online world. Despite how […] Read more
Clearing your cache

February 25, 2021

Privacy Basics: Clearing Your Cache on the Most Popular Browsers

No one likes a slow website. Who wants to wait for pages to load in 2021? Fortunately, there are many ways to speed up your browsing. Caches are one of those ways. A clever bit of technology, caches work by saving some of the elements of each website you visit. When you return to that […] Read more
Delete your Amazon account

February 23, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete Your Amazon Account

Ah, Amazon. The multi-billion dollar corporate giant that dominates the world of ecommerce retail. We all love it, right? Or do we? Although Amazon is undoubtedly one of the most convenient websites for shopping, and they have some quality streaming content on their video platform, the company has long been the target of harsh criticisms […] Read more
Stop spam

February 16, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stop Spam in its Tracks

In the digital age, no one is unfamiliar with or untouched by spam. These unsolicited messages affect us all, in the form of emails, texts, and phone calls. For many, dozens of spam messages clog up our devices each and every day, often from corporate sources like retail businesses, advertisers, and news agencies. While these […] Read more
Safer Internet

February 9, 2021

Safer Internet Day: How to Make the Web More Secure for Everyone

Every year, for almost two decades, an international holiday comes and goes on February 9th. That holiday, Safer Internet Day, was first organized in the EU in 2004. It aims to educate internet users about how to remain safe online, while encouraging them to make the digital space safer for others in turn. Safer Internet […] Read more
Ad Exposure Online

February 4, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Reduce Your Ad Exposure Online

It’s estimated that the average American sees up to 10,000 advertisements a day. That’s a ton of ads. But, did you know that some of those ads can “see” you back? A significant portion of online advertising falls into the category known as “tracking ads.” By using cookies (small pieces of code saved on your […] Read more
VPN Effectiveness

January 28, 2021

VPN Effectiveness: Do You Really Need One?

For as long as VPNs have existed, questions about VPN effectiveness have also existed. This is hardly unusual; with any technology comes a group of naysayers who claim that technology doesn’t work, or doesn’t function as it claims to. In the case of VPNs, this group has doubts about whether or not virtual private networks […] Read more
Limits to private browsing

January 19, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Understand the Limits to Private Browsing

Almost everyone uses private, or incognito, browsing at some point in their digital lives. It’s a convenient feature that enhances your privacy online. Most commonly, users take advantage of private browsing to access adult-themed content, look up possibly embarrassing medical issues, or shop for loved ones without the surprise being given away. Unfortunately, many people […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Don't Use Incognito Mode

January 15, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Don’t Use Incognito Mode

Watching a steamy video? Searching up an embarrassing medical question? Looking for that perfect gift that you need to keep secret? Most people hide their browser history with incognito mode. The name generates an expectation of privacy. However, going incognito online actually doesn’t protect you as much as you may believe. While the setting stops […] Read more
VPN speed boost

January 14, 2021

VPN Speed: Why It’s Important and How to Get a VPN Speed Boost

The internet is one of the most important inventions in human history. Yet, 2020 made it more important than ever. The World Wide Web became a lifeline for work, relationships, shopping, and more. But with rising use comes a rising need for a safer, more secure connection.  A VPN, or virtual private network, is one […] Read more