Posts by Rhiannon

TikTok Privacy

July 28, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Strengthen Your TikTok Privacy

The video sharing app TikTok was first released in 2016. However, in the last year or so its popularity took off, especially with those belonging to the “Gen Z” generation. Today, the app has been downloaded more than a billion times. Unfortunately, with increased use comes increased scrutiny. Because the app is based in China, […] Read more
Manage app permissions

July 14, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Manage App Permissions

Apps run the world. Few of us can go a day without Instagram, Spotify, Netflix, and more. Unfortunately, the apps we trust most don’t always deserve that trust. They claim that, in order to work, they need access to your device. Some apps want to use your camera and microphone, others request permission to access […] Read more
Privacy while protesting

July 9, 2020

Tips for Protecting Your Privacy While Protesting

Massive protests are raging around the world. They’re fighting against police brutality and rampant racism in the United States and other countries. Despite many nations having laws to protect the right to protest, there have been several examples of law enforcement agencies fighting back, often with violence. This is just one of the dangers protesters […] Read more
Now Available on the Play Store

July 7, 2020

HotBot VPN is Now Available on the Play Store!

It’s here! After months of hard, dedicated work, the HotBot team is immensely proud to announce that HotBot VPN is now available for download on Google’s Play Store.  Created by a team of privacy and security experts, HotBot VPN has all the features you expect from a top-of-the-line virtual private network, but for a more […] Read more
Video Conferencing Apps

June 16, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Protect Your Video Conferencing Apps

Video conferencing apps keep us all connected. In today’s social landscape, with quarantines and travel restrictions around the globe, they’re arguably more important than ever. These apps allow us to keep in touch with friends and family, and make working from home more effective than ever. Recently, there seem to be more video apps than […] Read more
Data Mining

June 9, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Avoid Data Mining

It’s no secret that companies want your data. It’s one of the easiest ways for them to make money. However, if they just asked for it, most consumers would say no. Why? Because it’s a massive breach of privacy. So instead of asking, companies resort to data mining. But what is data mining and how […] Read more
Bandwidth Throttling

May 22, 2020

The Basics of Bandwidth Throttling and How to Avoid It

Few things are more annoying than a buffering Netflix show or a lagging video game. But what causes these slow speeds? Perhaps it’s just a matter of a busy server. Or, perhaps, your internet service provider has deliberately slowed your internet connection. The term for this action is “bandwidth throttling.” But what is throttling and […] Read more
Digital Security

May 22, 2020

The Best Digital Security Tips for Protecting Your Business

As a business owner, you want to keep your organization secure. Most businesses focus on financial and physical security. However, digital security is just as important. It protects your data, your money, and your customers. With more and more online tools being made available to help businesses run, and more ways for those tools to […] Read more

May 22, 2020

Seven Scams, Online and Off, to Protect Yourself From

Scams run rampant in the digital world. We’re good at recognizing many of them. An email claiming you won a lottery you never entered clearly isn’t real. However, scammers excel at thinking up new ways to trick the unsuspecting masses out of their money and private information. Their tricks can come from emails, social media, […] Read more
Off-Facebook Activity

May 22, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use the Off-Facebook Activity Tracker

Few people in the world praise Facebook for its privacy policies. In fact, the social media giant frequently receives negative press for their data collection practices. One recent incident of a breach of privacy occurred in 2018. At the time, Facebook was implicated with data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica in a massive data breach. The […] Read more