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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
Downloading files

February 11, 2021

Downloading Files? Here’s How to Make Sure It’s Safe
These days, downloading something from the internet can feel like a huge risk. One wrong click jeopardizes the safety of your device and your data. The spread of dangerous links and malware increased in 2020, making this concern more pronounced than ever. Websites are growing increasingly difficult to trust, and even legitimate download sites can […] Read more
Ad Exposure Online

February 4, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Reduce Your Ad Exposure Online
It’s estimated that the average American sees up to 10,000 advertisements a day. That’s a ton of ads. But, did you know that some of those ads can “see” you back? A significant portion of online advertising falls into the category known as “tracking ads.” By using cookies (small pieces of code saved on your […] Read more
Everyday online activities

January 21, 2021

3 Tips for Safe and Sound Everyday Online Activities
Would you ever leave your wallet out in the open in the middle of a busy street? Probably not. Most of us have cash, credit cards, and some of our most valuable ID tucked away in those small slots and pockets. Risking wallet theft is enough to upend a life. But did you know that […] Read more
Limits to private browsing

January 19, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Understand the Limits to Private Browsing
Almost everyone uses private, or incognito, browsing at some point in their digital lives. It’s a convenient feature that enhances your privacy online. Most commonly, users take advantage of private browsing to access adult-themed content, look up possibly embarrassing medical issues, or shop for loved ones without the surprise being given away. Unfortunately, many people […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Don't Use Incognito Mode

January 15, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Don’t Use Incognito Mode
Watching a steamy video? Searching up an embarrassing medical question? Looking for that perfect gift that you need to keep secret? Most people hide their browser history with incognito mode. The name generates an expectation of privacy. However, going incognito online actually doesn’t protect you as much as you may believe. While the setting stops […] Read more
VPN speed boost

January 14, 2021

VPN Speed: Why It’s Important and How to Get a VPN Speed Boost
The internet is one of the most important inventions in human history. Yet, 2020 made it more important than ever. The World Wide Web became a lifeline for work, relationships, shopping, and more. But with rising use comes a rising need for a safer, more secure connection.  A VPN, or virtual private network, is one […] Read more