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November 19, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Never Use Public Wi-Fi

Privacy Tip of the Week: Never Use Public WiFi

Sometimes you need to send an email, check your banking information, find directions, or just do a simple online search when you’re out in public. To make that easier, many businesses and even cities are offering free public wi-fi. While it’s convenient and saves you from burning through your cellular data or having to go […] Read more

How to Use Location Services Safely

November 12, 2021

How to Use Location Services Safely
Location services are great. They help you navigate the world through maps, keep you safe by alerting emergency first responders to your location, and keep you connected with friends, family and the world at large. But by being able to track your location at any given time, location services also pose a threat to your […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Keep Your Software Updated

November 5, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Keep Your Software Updated
Software updates are annoying. Sometimes it seems like there’s a new one every day. Even when they install automatically, they take time to finish and may prevent you from using your device until then. But software updates are important for maintaining your security and privacy online. Even if they’re temporarily inconvenient, the benefits outweigh the […] Read more
How to Make Your Smart Home Privacy-Friendly

October 29, 2021

How to Make Your Smart Home Privacy-Friendly
Smart home devices are great. They can control our lights and thermostats, they can read you a recipe while you make dinner, they can play music, and so much more. Whether you have a home assistant, smart TV, security camera, smart thermostat, or all of the above and more, there’s no denying that these gadgets […] Read more
Password protect your smart devices

October 19, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Password Protect Your Smart Devices
The world we live in today is a “smart” one. Smart devices number in the billions and range from smartphones and tablets to home thermostats and digital assistants. In general, they make life easier but there’s often a trade-off as they may collect your personal data. Some devices, like smartphones, keep that information within their […] Read more
Shopping Online: The Safest Ways to Pay

October 6, 2021

Shopping Online: The Safest Ways to Pay
eCommerce is the fastest growing sector of retail in the world. Billions of dollars are spent while shopping online every year, and the number of stores that offer online services grows with every day that passes. The expansion of ecommerce has especially been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced traditional brick-and-mortar stores to rapidly […] Read more
Multiple Email Addresses

September 29, 2021

4 Reasons to Use Multiple Email Addresses to Protect Your Privacy
When email was invented in the mid-1960s, it revolutionized how information is shared between people. It quickly took over snail mail as the preferred method of sending letters and other forms of communication. It also helped put personal information on the internet for strangers to see. While email is relatively secure, there are a few […] Read more
Pirated Software

September 21, 2021

The Age of Digital Piracy: Why You Should Never Use Pirated Software
The Golden Age of Piracy came and went more than 300 years ago. Massive ships sailed the seas, captained by the likes of famous pirates like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan (yes, like the rum). They pillaged towns, engaged in sea battles, and amassed great fortunes from stolen treasure. The penalties for their crimes were steep, […] Read more
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