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Posts by Rhiannon

Stay Private on Social Media

September 16, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media

As of 2021, roughly 3.78 billion people were on social media. Within the next five years, that number is expected to climb well above 4 billion. And is that a surprise? Simply put, no. Since their inception way back in 1996, with a platform called Six Degrees, social media has come to dominate the world, […] Read more
Strong Password

September 9, 2021

The Best Way to Create (and Remember) a Strong Password

Passwords are the gatekeepers of our data on the internet. They protect (or should protect) every online profile you make, along with the information in it. But do you really know how passwords work? For most people, all they know, and all they feel they need to know, is that they type a username and […] Read more
How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

September 2, 2021

How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

Social media is everywhere. It comes in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, TikTok and thousands of other platforms. It helps connect people and communities around the globe and some platforms boast billions of users. While social media has its benefits, it also has a few drawbacks. Because the deficits of social media […] Read more
Search Engines

August 24, 2021

Tips to Help You Find Results Faster in Search Engines

Search engines are our map to the internet. Without them, we’d be lost on the web, unable to find any website easily. They have been around since the dawn of the internet and in their almost 30 years of existence, they have also become more innovative and intelligent, able to answer questions, suggest websites, and […] Read more
How to Spot a Fake URL

August 19, 2021

How to Spot a Fake URL

Every piece of content on the internet is found through a URL. In fact, without URLs, we would never be able to navigate the web. While most URLs are perfectly safe and take you exactly where you expect them to, scammers are increasingly making use of a fake URL or two to compromise your safety […] Read more
strong online privacy and safety

August 13, 2021

Three Digital Tools to Use for Strong Online Privacy and Safety

Your digital privacy and safety go hand in hand. “Privacy” refers to your right to take actions online without being observed by others on the web. There are many third parties who monitor what you do online, including the websites you visit, the browsers you use, your internet service provider, advertisers, government agencies, and more. […] Read more
Private Search Engine

August 5, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use a Private Search Engine

It’s no secret that if you want to protect your privacy, you probably shouldn’t use the internet. Unfortunately, that’s rarely an option for most of us. The web has been tightly integrated into every aspect of our lives. We need it to work, to shop, to stay connected, and more. Fortunately, you don’t just have […] Read more
What is a VPN

July 12, 2021

What is a VPN and Why Should You be Using One?

The term VPN is an acronym for “virtual private network.” But what is a VPN? Simply put, they are a security tool businesses and individuals can use to protect their information online. This is especially important in the age of hacking, where a skilled cybercriminal may be able to steal your personal and financial information […] Read more
zero-day exploit

May 25, 2021

What is a Zero-Day Exploit and Can You Protect Yourself From Them?

Have you ever given much thought to how your digital devices work? How does your phone send text messages; how does your laptop create documents? How does your fitness tracker count your steps, and how does your doorbell recognize when someone you know has come for a visit? Of course, there’s a complex answer to […] Read more
Bloatware

May 18, 2021

The Privacy Problem Posed by Bloatware

Who doesn’t love buying a new piece of tech? It’s always exciting to get the box home, open up the packaging (the satisfaction of that plastic peel, am I right?), and power the device on. And then you find that half the storage on it is taken up by pre-installed software you don’t even want […] Read more