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September 16, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media

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
Encryption

May 27, 2021

What is Encryption and How Does it Power Your VPN?
A VPN, or virtual private network, is a digital tool that keeps users private and anonymous online. The market for them includes a wide variety of VPNs, many of which offer different features. Despite the range of features, their core function always remains the same; to encrypt the activity of their users. But what exactly […] 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
Keyloggers

May 20, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Avoiding Keyloggers
Very few of us navigate the web with mouse clicks only. Instead, we must rely on our keyboards as well. They help us use search engines, visit new websites, access our accounts, and keep in touch with our loved ones. But what happens when the private things we type become visible to someone else? This […] Read more