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October 13, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Protect Your Instagram Account

Protect Your Instagram Account

More than one billion people around the world have an Instagram account. Chances are, you’re one of them. It’s a great platform, allowing users to upload photos, share comments, and connect with friends and family. But, like with any popular platform these days, it can get hacked. All of a sudden, your access to your […] Read more

Terms commonly used by VPNs

October 8, 2020

6 Terms Commonly Used by VPNs and What They Mean
If you’re on the hunt for a VPN to keep your internet-surfing safe from prying eyes, chances are you’ve run into plenty of terms you may not understand. For example, you may not be familiar with what encryption is and why it’s important, or you scratch your head every time someone talks about P2P. What […] Read more
Internet trolls

October 6, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Learn to Identify Internet Trolls
Any frequent internet user has probably heard of the term “internet troll.” It describes a person who deliberately shares inflammatory (and often off-topic) comments with the intent of angering others. The act of trolling is a type of online harassment that can poison any and all websites. Aside from being annoying, trolls can actually cause […] Read more
VPN Protection

October 1, 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to VPN Protection Online
You’ve probably heard of the term “virtual private network” before. While dependence on the internet grows, so does the popularity of VPNs. As the name suggests, it’s a tool that has something to do with privacy. You might even understand that you should have one. However, beyond that, you may not know what a VPN […] Read more
Ad blocker

September 29, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use an Ad Blocker for Browsing
Buy now! Sign up today! Pop-up, pop-up, pop-up. There’s no doubt about it. Online ads are annoying. More than that, they’re actually dangerous to online privacy and safety. Digital advertisements often come packed with cookies that track users across websites and sell gathered information to third parties. Some ads also contain malware and viruses. Use […] Read more
PayPal best practices

September 22, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Follow PayPal Best Practices
PayPal is one of the best ways of making and receiving payments online. Hundreds of millions of people use the platform for its ease-of-use, security, and integration with many major retailers. Because it doesn’t rely on a connection to your bank account, PayPal may even be the safest option for many users when it comes […] Read more
Be wary of browser extensions

September 8, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Be Wary of Browser Extensions
Browser extensions are small bits of software that internet users can install on their web browser. These tools customize how a person uses the internet, by modifying the functions and behaviours of browsers. For example, some extensions improve spell check, others act as password lockers, and more. Although many browser extensions are helpful to users, […] Read more
Safe Internet: 3 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

September 3, 2020

Safe Internet: 3 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online
The creation of the internet paved the way for unprecedented technological developments. However, while technology has seen incredible advancements over the last three decades, other aspects of life have suffered. Privacy, for instance, is now a rare commodity. Many organizations around the world now hold information about you and everyone else, including your email address, […] Read more
Encrypt your flash drives

September 1, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Encrypt Your Flash Drives
They go by many names. Flash drives. USB drives. Thumb drives. Whatever name you use, there’s no denying that this small bit of technology is incredibly useful. Flash drives are tiny, portable data storage devices, compatible with most computers and laptops. They’re great for computer-users who want to free up some space on their devices, […] Read more
Online benefits

July 30, 2020

3 Online Benefits That Only a VPN Can Provide
The internet is a savage and unforgiving place for those unfamiliar with the security measures needed for protection. You might wonder how you can protect your data from being used in ways you don’t agree to and from unscrupulous criminals on the internet who want to use your information. As many people are beginning to […] Read more
TikTok Privacy

July 28, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Strengthen Your TikTok Privacy
The video sharing app TikTok was first released in 2016. However, in the last year or so its popularity took off, especially with those belonging to the “Gen Z” generation. Today, the app has been downloaded more than a billion times. Unfortunately, with increased use comes increased scrutiny. Because the app is based in China, […] Read more