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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

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
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
VPN Speed

September 24, 2020

Making Sure You Have the Best VPN Speed: Our Guide
Virtual private networks are a crucial tool for online privacy and anonymity. Trustworthy ones perform two crucial functions. First, a good VPN should mask or temporarily change your IP address. This prevents websites, snoops, and even your internet service provider from tracing your activity back to you. Second, a quality VPN should encrypt your activity […] 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
Increase your internet speed

September 15, 2020

How to Increase Your Internet Speed for Online Gaming
Online gaming is one of the most popular pastimes for people all over the world. The hobby serves as a great way of unwinding, passing the time, and connecting with others. Unfortunately, online gaming is often limited by the speed of a player’s internet connection. Too slow, and the game may lag or stop altogether, […] 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
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
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
Digital Footprint

July 16, 2020

4 Tips to Effectively Reduce Your Digital Footprint
Virtual private networks are digital tools that create an encrypted internet connection. This connection secures and protects users’ private data from potential hackers, or organizations’ prying eyes. However, VPNs still can’t guarantee absolute security, protection, and privacy online. When you browse the web, sometimes you accidentally leave information behind, even if you use a VPN.  […] Read more
Manage app permissions

July 14, 2020

Privacy Tip of the Week: Manage App Permissions
Apps run the world. Few of us can go a day without Instagram, Spotify, Netflix, and more. Unfortunately, the apps we trust most don’t always deserve that trust. They claim that, in order to work, they need access to your device. Some apps want to use your camera and microphone, others request permission to access […] Read more