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April 8, 2021

The Internet of Things: An Explanation and Some Safety Tips

Internet of Things

In its broadest sense, the term “Internet of Things” (or IoT), describes any device with a built-in computer that can connect to the internet. This definition includes some of the technologies core to our day-to-day lives, including our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Recently, however, the term is coming to be used in a more specific […] Read more

Internet behaviours

April 6, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Fix Your Worst Internet Behaviours
We’ve grown so used to using the internet for everything that we’ve forgotten about the dangers that lurk beneath the surface. Hackers, viruses, scams, and more can wreak havoc on your life. They infect your devices, invade your privacy, and can creep into your life offline as well. Unfortunately, forgetting about these risks often leads […] Read more
Venmo Scams

April 1, 2021

Venmo Scams 101: Protect Yourself and Your Wallet
Gone are the days of needing cash on hand to pay your friends back for lunch, to buy that coffee table off Kijiji, to gift your cousin money for their birthday. Thanks to the power of technology, we can easily transfer money to and accept money from others through our devices. Many apps offer money-transfer […] Read more
Shopping with a VPN

March 30, 2021

How Does Shopping with a VPN Save You Money?
If you shop online, you’re far from alone. More than two billion people around the world use the internet for their purchases. It’s one of the easiest ways of getting goods and services right to your door, without the hassle of leaving your house. It’s also a common belief that shopping online saves people money; […] Read more
ISP Data Collection

March 23, 2021

ISP Data Collection: What Info Does Your Internet Service Provider Collect?
In order to access the internet, you need a few things. First, a device that can connect to the web. Fortunately, these devices are in almost everyone’s homes and pockets. Desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets all fit the bill. Second, you need a subscription with an internet service provider. These companies, also known as […] Read more
VPNs and the internet

March 18, 2021

VPNs and the Internet: How Virtual Private Networks Keep You Safe Online
We protect our homes with security systems. We lock our cars when we get out of them. And, we protect our money with banks and PIN numbers. But many people don’t protect their internet activity. This often boils down to the fact that many people don’t realize they should. But the things we do online […] Read more
Software updates

March 16, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Always Do Your Software Updates on Time
The average person has forty mobile apps on their smartphones alone. Add in the number of programs on personal computers, and the amount of software we all have access to only increases. So does the number of software updates we’re subjected to. It can seem like an update is always lurking, demanding device restarts at […] Read more
Secure your connection

March 11, 2021

Three Signs You Should Secure Your Connection With a VPN
Do you use the internet every day? If you do, you’re not alone. Billions of people around the world rely on the internet for work, entertainment, information, and human connection. As convenient as it is, the internet unfortunately has a dangerous side. Unprotected users can easily fall victim to cybercriminals like hackers and thieves. On […] Read more
Password manager alternatives

March 9, 2021

The Best Password Manager Alternatives to LastPass
Password managers are a digital tool used for storing passwords securely, so you don’t have to remember them. Dozens of managers exist on the market, but one of the most popular is LastPass. For thirteen years, LastPass has taken your valuable passwords and kept them safe. The software also generates secure passwords so you don’t […] Read more
Anonymous Torrenting

March 4, 2021

Everything You Should Know About VPNs and Anonymous Torrenting
In 2021, downloading anything from the internet can be risky. Aside from the risk of viruses infecting your devices, many downloads are riddled with malware and other tricks designed to steal your data. This is especially true when it comes to torrenting, a specific method for downloading files. Torrenting relies on a network of users […] Read more
URL Spoofing

March 2, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Learn to Recognize URL Spoofing
With more than one billion unique websites on the internet, finding a specific one would be next to impossible without the help of URLs. Much like a building address, which allows people to find places in the real world, URLs act as digital addresses that help people find websites in the online world. Despite how […] Read more