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Privacy Tip of the Week: Keep Your Software Updated

June 4, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Keep Your Software Updated
Software updates are annoying. Sometimes it seems like there’s a new one every day. Even when they install automatically, they take time to finish and may prevent you from using your device until then. But software updates are important for maintaining your security and privacy online. Even if they’re temporarily inconvenient, the benefits outweigh the […] Read more
How to Make Your Smart Home Privacy-Friendly

May 30, 2019

How to Make Your Smart Home Privacy-Friendly
Smart home devices are great. They can control our lights and thermostats, they can read you a recipe while you make dinner, they can play music, and so much more. Whether you have a home assistant, smart TV, security camera, smart thermostat, or all of the above and more, there’s no denying that these gadgets […] Read more

May 28, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Password Protect Your Devices
The world we live in today is a “smart” one. Smart devices number in the billions and range from smartphones to home thermostats. In general, they make life easier but there’s often a trade-off. Many smart devices put our privacy at risk, meaning any stranger with a computer and some knowledge of hacking could access […] Read more
Shopping Online: The Safest Ways to Pay

May 23, 2019

Shopping Online: The Safest Ways to Pay
eCommerce is the fastest growing sector of retail in the world. Billions of dollars are spent online every year, and the number of stores that offer online services grows with every day that passes. With the ease of online shopping, and the convenience of two-day shipping offered by some of the largest retailers, it’s no […] Read more
4 Reasons to Use Multiple Email Addresses to Protect Your Privacy

May 21, 2019

4 Reasons to Use Multiple Email Addresses to Protect Your Privacy
When email was invented in the early 1970s, 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 […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media

May 21, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media
Social media connects the world. It helps us to keep in touch with friends and family and can also be used to meet new people. However, it also puts our privacy at risk. Thankfully, there are a few ways to stay private on social media. Check your privacy settings Treat “About Me” forms as optional […] Read more
The Best Way to Create (and Remember) a Strong Password

May 17, 2019

The Best Way to Create (and Remember) a Strong Password
Passwords are the gatekeepers of our data on the internet. Every online profile you make is (or should) be protected by a password to keep your personal information private. This helps to prevent your data from falling into the wrong hands. It makes sense that you want your first line of defence to be as […] Read more
How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

May 16, 2019

How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)
Social media is everywhere. It comes in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Pinterest 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. Several scientific studies have pointed to […] Read more
Search Engine Tips to Help You Find Results Faster

May 15, 2019

Tips to Help You Find Results Faster in Search Engines
Search engines are our map to the internet. Without them, we’d be lost in the URL-shuffle. 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 when returning results for a question. Many search engines even have handy tricks […] Read more
How to Spot a Fake URL

May 14, 2019

How to Spot a Fake URL
URLs are the homes of content on the web. Without them, we would never be able to navigate through the Internet. While most web links 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 and privacy online. […] Read more