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Safe Download Source

September 18, 2019

How to Tell if You're Using a Safe Download Source
We download a lot. Music, movies, TV shows, books, apps, photos, and more. When the file is coming from a reputable location, you have easily accessible content saved to your devices. But, when it comes from an unsafe source, you open yourself up to all sorts of dangers, such as viruses, ransomware, and data hacks. […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying Online

September 17, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying Online
Shopping online is one of the quickest, easiest ways to shop. There’s no fighting through traffic, waiting in line, and struggling to find what you need on the shelves. Many ecommerce goods are also cheaper than what you can buy in-store, and free shipping makes this shopping method even more appealing. However, shopping online also […] Read more
Taking Your Privacy Offline: Shred Documents With Personal Information

September 12, 2019

Taking Your Privacy Offline: Shred Documents With Personal Information
Do you have piles upon piles of personal documents cluttering up your desk? Or perhaps rows of ugly filing cabinets crammed into your home office? Paper clutter is a real and serious problem experienced by millions of people worldwide. Eventually the mountain of paperwork creates such frustration that all you want to do is lob […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Teach Kids About Online Privacy

September 10, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Teach Kids About Online Privacy
We live in a world where our youngest generations have never lived in a world without the internet and smart technology. It sometimes even seems like any two-year-old can operate an iPhone better than many adults. While the internet is a great tool to use for educating children and teaching them about a larger world, […] Read more
Everything You Need to Know About Ransomware and How to Avoid It

September 5, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Ransomware and How to Avoid It
Cybercrime is a huge problem facing internet users around the globe. One of the most popular types of cybercrime out there is known as ransomware. In this form of attack, hackers sneak malicious software, also called malware, onto unsuspecting users’ devices. The malware quietly encrypts files or programs, making them completely inaccessible to the device […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Online Presence

September 3, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Online Presence
Hey, you. Yeah, you. We have a job for you. Open up your favourite search engine right now and type in your name. While it might seem vain and narcissistic at first, periodically searching your name online is actually incredibly important to maintaining your online safety, privacy, and reputation. Here are four excellent reasons to […] Read more
Everything You Need to Know About Email Spoofing

August 29, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Email Spoofing
Most email services have excellent spam filters. Even if a few spam emails slip through the cracks, we’ve gotten pretty good at recognizing them. If the subject line says “CLICK THIS LINK TO CLAIM YOUR LOTTERY WINNINGS,” chances are, you would delete it immediately because you know it’s fake. But what if you get an […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Webcam and Mic

August 27, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Webcam and Mic
Most internet connected devices come equipped with some form of camera. They’re great for video chats, online streaming, and taking snapshots of memories well worth saving. They’re also a vulnerability. Hackers can sneak into internet-enabled devices and gain access to webcams and even computer microphones. Since most of us keep those devices in our bedrooms […] Read more
How Do Private Search Engines Make Money?

August 22, 2019

How Do Private Search Engines Make Money?
In recent years, the supremacy of search engine giants like Google and Bing has begun to be challenged. Growing concerns over privacy violations have driven people to find safer alternatives in private engines like HotBot.com, DuckDuckGo, and Startpage. Unlike Google, these search alternatives don’t use tracking cookies or collect user information at all, keeping your […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Use an Ad Blocker

August 20, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use an Ad Blocker
One of the worst parts about browsing the web is the ads. They come ahead of videos, stretch in long banners across web pages, and assault us with annoying and sometimes loud pop-ups that we have to scramble to close. Many ads are a little bit too uncanny in their relevance to us as well. […] Read more