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Everything to Know About Genetic Testing and How to Protect Your DNA Data

October 31, 2019

Everything to Know About Genetic Testing and How to Protect Your DNA Data
By 2019, more than 26 million people around the world have added their genetic information to ancestry and health databases. Databases include Ancestry.com or 23andMe. The trend of sending away cheek swabs or saliva for testing by commercial companies in order to reveal our genetic history first became popular in 2017. It then exploded even […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete These 7 Apps

October 29, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete These 7 Apps
There’s an app for everything in 2019. They provide entertainment in the form of games, video players, and music streaming. They offer function through email, calendars, and file sharing. Apps also allow us to communicate across the globe, with messengers and video calling services. However, for as useful as they are, they can be just […] Read more
Tor Vs VPN: The Pros and Cons of Each

October 24, 2019

Tor Vs VPN: The Pros and Cons of Each
There are dozens of technologies available that aim to increase online privacy for internet users. Virtual private networks and Tor (short for The Onion Router) are two of the most popular examples. A virtual private network increases privacy by creating a secure “tunnel” between a user’s device and the websites they access. This tunnel prevents […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Disable Tracking Cookies

October 22, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Disable Tracking Cookies
The internet is full of cookies. Not warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip goodies like you can whip up in your kitchen or buy from your local bakery. Instead, this type of cookie is a small text file a website can store on your devices. The purpose of these files is to allow websites to remember your […] Read more
What is Tor and Why Should I Use it?

October 17, 2019

What is Tor and Why Should I Use it?
For as long as the internet has existed, threats to internet users have also existed. Dozens of solutions have popped up over the years, promising to prevent hacks, protect identities, and stop surveillance. Popular choices for privacy-conscious users include incognito web browsers and VPN services. In 2003, a new option became public. It was called […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete Your LinkedIn Profile

October 15, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete Your LinkedIn Profile
When most people think of social media, the first platforms that come to mind are mainstays like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Few think of LinkedIn, considered a professional site, which connects individuals to organizations and others in similar industries, instead of bringing friends and families together. Many believe that, because the site is used for […] Read more
Shop Online With a VPN for Better Encryption and Better Deals

October 10, 2019

Shop Online With a VPN for Better Encryption and Better Deals
A virtual private network, or VPN, is a tool internet users can take advantage of to increase their privacy and security online. This type of service adds an extra layer of encryption to internet connections and prevents prying eyes from seeing the things you do online. While most people consider virtual private networks to be […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Support Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 8, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Support Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This annual observance, often abbreviated to NCSAM was first created in 2004. It’s spearheaded by the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit organization. Ongoing efforts during the month raise awareness about the importance of digital safety. They also explain the role […] Read more
The Browser Extensions Everyone Should Use to Protect Their Privacy

October 3, 2019

The Browser Extensions Everyone Should Use to Protect Their Privacy
The internet has been part of life for decades now. It’s an integral part of society, keeping us connected to each other and informed of the world at large. That connectivity also comes with a level of privacy invasion that can be hard to avoid. Thanks to the wonders of technology, however, it’s becoming more […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Use Security Questions on Your Accounts

October 1, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use Security Questions on Your Accounts
Security, or password recovery, questions are a tool used by online accounts to verify that the owner of the account is who they say they are. It helps users recover forgotten passwords and adds an extra layer of protection to prevent accounts from being hacked. For any account that you can add a security question […] Read more