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May 20, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Avoiding Keyloggers

Keyloggers

Very few of us navigate the web with mouse clicks only. Instead, we must rely on our keyboards as well. They help us use search engines, visit new websites, access our accounts, and keep in touch with our loved ones. But what happens when the private things we type become visible to someone else? This […] Read more

Synthetic identity theft

May 13, 2021

How to Protect Yourself from Synthetic Identity Theft
Identity theft isn’t a new concept. Everyone knows that a criminal, in possession of the right data, can take over anyone’s identity and wreak havoc on their lives. What you might not know is that there are multiple types of identity theft. The traditional definition involves a criminal stealing and selling a person’s information on […] Read more
Free VPN

April 29, 2021

The Reason You Should Never Use a Free VPN Service
Everyone loves a good bargain. Half off a TV? Yes please. Summer sale on a top-of-the-line BBQ? Don’t mind if I do. Free VPN? Wait just a second. While the word “free” is a dream come true for many, in the case of VPNs, or virtual private networks, the word “free” is more likely to […] Read more
Blocked YouTube videos

April 27, 2021

The Easiest Ways to Watch Blocked YouTube Videos
On April 23, 2005, the first ever video was uploaded to YouTube. Today, almost exactly 16 years later, the platform sees more than two billion unique visitors each month, with 500 hours of new content uploaded every minute. YouTube is also the second most popular website in the world, after Google. Visitors can find videos […] 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
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
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
Delete your Amazon account

February 23, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete Your Amazon Account
Ah, Amazon. The multi-billion dollar corporate giant that dominates the world of ecommerce retail. We all love it, right? Or do we? Although Amazon is undoubtedly one of the most convenient websites for shopping, and they have some quality streaming content on their video platform, the company has long been the target of harsh criticisms […] Read more
Identity theft

February 18, 2021

An Internet User’s Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft
Identity theft is a pressing matter that everyone should increase their awareness of. The number of hacks, scams, and other cybercrimes grows each year, creating a higher risk to your personal information. As a result, instances of identity theft increase as well. With the ability to affect anyone, from a part-time retail worker to a […] Read more
Stop spam

February 16, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stop Spam in its Tracks
In the digital age, no one is unfamiliar with or untouched by spam. These unsolicited messages affect us all, in the form of emails, texts, and phone calls. For many, dozens of spam messages clog up our devices each and every day, often from corporate sources like retail businesses, advertisers, and news agencies. While these […] Read more