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October 19, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Password Protect Your Smart Devices

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
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