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Day 1 of Holiday Privacy: Shop With a VPN

December 13, 2019

Day 1 of Holiday Privacy: Shop With a VPN
The holiday season is one of giving … and one of privacy risks, both online and off. Many shoppers are willing to throw caution to the wind to get the best deals on the perfect gifts. However, holiday shoppers can have their presents, and enjoy personal privacy too. Check back every day from now until […] Read more

December 5, 2019

What are Super Cookies and How Do You Protect Yourself From Them?
There are dozens of varieties of cookies: chocolate chip, peanut butter, shortbread … and digital. A digital cookie, otherwise known as an HTTP cookie, is a small parcel of code that a website can store on your device. In many cases, this bit of code makes web browsing much more convenient. A cookie may store […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Protect Your Online Gaming Accounts

December 3, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Protect Your Online Gaming Accounts
The three most popular online video games of 2019 are Fortnite Battle Royale, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and League of Legends. Combined, they have more than 750 million active players. Take into consideration all the other hundreds of video games that people around the world play. You have an enormous community of players with personal accounts ripe […] Read more
What is Smishing and How Do You Protect Yourself?

November 28, 2019

What is Smishing and How Do You Protect Yourself?
Most people have heard of phishing, a type of online scam that uses email to trick internet users into giving up sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and credit card information. A similar scam is emerging in popularity called “smishing.” An amalgamation of the terms “SMS” and “phishing,” smishing is a type of scam that targets […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Reduce ISP Tracking

November 26, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Reduce ISP Tracking
When we think of the organizations that collect and track our data, the names that come to mind include big corporations like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. While knowing these names allows us to avoid them if we so wish, there’s another ever-present entity that collects and may sell our data without many internet users even […] Read more
How to Protect Your Online Privacy on Black Friday

November 21, 2019

How to Protect Your Privacy on Black Friday
Black Friday is right around the corner and millions of consumers will take to the streets and take to their phones to scour businesses for the best deals on everything from clothes to cars. Last year, an estimated 58 million people in the United States alone took part in online shopping, while a further 65 […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Compartmentalize Browsing

November 19, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Compartmentalize Browsing
Companies and governments want your data for their own financial and political gain. Unfortunately for your privacy, that data is all too easy to acquire. Thanks to cookies, location and device tracking, share buttons, and even more tech tricks, there are seemingly more ways to harvest your information than there are to protect it. Even […] Read more
How to Choose a VPN That's Right For You

November 14, 2019

How to Choose a VPN That's Right For You
A virtual private network is one of the simplest, yet most-effective ways of increasing your privacy online. A good VPN service encrypts your identity and online activities, and keeps them completely private from internet service providers, governments and other third-parties, and even from their own eyes. But with so many different options on the market, […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Stop Using Third-Party Weather Apps

November 12, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stop Using Third-Party Weather Apps
We’re no strangers to breaches of data privacy. Facebook is frequently in the news for secretly harvesting user data in different ways. In 2017 an Equifax hack made waves around the world. We now expect these breaches, but sometimes our data leaks in ways we don’t expect. Such is the case with some of the […] Read more
10 Tips for Keeping Finances Safe Online and Off

November 7, 2019

10 Tips for Keeping Finances Safe Online and Off
Gone are the days of making in-person trips to the bank every month, if not every week. Thanks to the rise of online banking, there are many people who may never have to set foot in a financial institution again. However, despite the convenience of online banking, it opens us up to new risks from […] Read more