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Privacy Tip of the Week: Support Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 8, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Support Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This annual observance, often abbreviated to NCSAM was first created in 2004. It’s spearheaded by the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit organization. Ongoing efforts during the month raise awareness about the importance of digital safety. They also explain the role […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Use Security Questions on Your Accounts

October 1, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use Security Questions on Your Accounts
Security, or password recovery, questions are a tool used by online accounts to verify that the owner of the account is who they say they are. It helps users recover forgotten passwords and adds an extra layer of protection to prevent accounts from being hacked. For any account that you can add a security question […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Use Secret Conversations in Facebook Messenger

September 25, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use Secret Conversations in Facebook Messenger
Facebook’s messaging app, Messenger, has more than one billion users worldwide, making it one of the most popular messaging services in the world. You can use the app to easily send text, photos, videos and more to people halfway around the globe. It also connects people to businesses and organizations. However, Facebook is frequently in […] Read more
Safe Download Source

September 18, 2019

How to Tell if You're Using a Safe Download Source
We download a lot. Music, movies, TV shows, books, apps, photos, and more. When the file is coming from a reputable location, you have easily accessible content saved to your devices. But, when it comes from an unsafe source, you open yourself up to all sorts of dangers, such as viruses, ransomware, and data hacks. […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying Online

September 17, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Ask Yourself These Questions Before Buying Online
Shopping online is one of the quickest, easiest ways to shop. There’s no fighting through traffic, waiting in line, and struggling to find what you need on the shelves. Many ecommerce goods are also cheaper than what you can buy in-store, and free shipping makes this shopping method even more appealing. However, shopping online also […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Teach Kids About Online Privacy

September 10, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Teach Kids About Online Privacy
We live in a world where our youngest generations have never lived in a world without the internet and smart technology. It sometimes even seems like any two-year-old can operate an iPhone better than many adults. While the internet is a great tool to use for educating children and teaching them about a larger world, […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Online Presence

September 3, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Online Presence
Hey, you. Yeah, you. We have a job for you. Open up your favourite search engine right now and type in your name. While it might seem vain and narcissistic at first, periodically searching your name online is actually incredibly important to maintaining your online safety, privacy, and reputation. Here are four excellent reasons to […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Webcam and Mic

August 27, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Webcam and Mic
Most internet connected devices come equipped with some form of camera. They’re great for video chats, online streaming, and taking snapshots of memories well worth saving. They’re also a vulnerability. Hackers can sneak into internet-enabled devices and gain access to webcams and even computer microphones. Since most of us keep those devices in our bedrooms […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Use an Ad Blocker

August 20, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use an Ad Blocker
One of the worst parts about browsing the web is the ads. They come ahead of videos, stretch in long banners across web pages, and assault us with annoying and sometimes loud pop-ups that we have to scramble to close. Many ads are a little bit too uncanny in their relevance to us as well. […] Read more
Secure Your New Computer to Protect Your Online Privacy

August 15, 2019

Secure Your New Computer to Protect Your Online Privacy
Computers play an important role in our lives, giving us access to a broader world. However, that world can sometimes access our private lives in return, if we don’t take proper steps to protect ourselves. These steps should be taken every time you buy a new device, every time you reboot an old device, or […] Read more