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Posts by Rhiannon

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
Trading Cryptocurrencies Safely

January 12, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Tips for Trading Cryptocurrencies Safely

Cryptocurrency has been around for a few years now. For the uninitiated, cryptocurrency is a type of virtual money. Each unit of money is called a “coin,” or sometimes a “token.” Some of the most popular digital coins include Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. This form of currency was developed mostly as a way to amass […] Read more
Phone surveillance

December 24, 2020

Is My Smartphone Actually Listening to Me? The Lowdown on Phone Surveillance

We’ve all had the uncanny experience of saying something aloud, only to see ads for it pop up on our social media accounts and chase us around the web. It’s a common joke that our phones must have been listening, as a way of explaining the coincidence. But is it really a coincidence or are […] Read more
False information online

December 22, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Learn to Spot False Information Online

Any internet user knows the digital world is rife with false information. It takes the form of spoofed articles, altered photos, fake videos, personal statuses, and more. Some of it is designed with malicious intent, to disrupt political processes, public health initiatives, and more. On the other hand, some false online information spreads simply because […] Read more
ereader privacy

December 15, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Update Your eReader Privacy

More than 90 million people in the US access content such as books, magazines, and newspapers on ereader devices. They’re conveniently portable and readily accessible, with some of the biggest brands in the world offering their own variation of the tech. Some of the most popular models include Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and […] Read more