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Posts by Rhiannon

Password protect your smart devices

Ekim 19, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Password Protect Your Smart Devices

The world we live in today is a “smart” one. Smart devices number in the billions and range from smartphones and tablets to home thermostats and digital assistants. In general, they make life easier but there’s often a trade-off as they may collect your personal data. Some devices, like smartphones, keep that information within their […] Read more
Shopping Online: The Safest Ways to Pay

Ekim 6, 2021

Shopping Online: The Safest Ways to Pay

eCommerce is the fastest growing sector of retail in the world. Billions of dollars are spent while shopping online every year, and the number of stores that offer online services grows with every day that passes. The expansion of ecommerce has especially been driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced traditional brick-and-mortar stores to rapidly […] Read more
Multiple Email Addresses

Eylül 29, 2021

4 Reasons to Use Multiple Email Addresses to Protect Your Privacy

When email was invented in the mid-1960s, it revolutionized how information is shared between people. It quickly took over snail mail as the preferred method of sending letters and other forms of communication. It also helped put personal information on the internet for strangers to see. While email is relatively secure, there are a few […] Read more
Pirated Software

Eylül 21, 2021

The Age of Digital Piracy: Why You Should Never Use Pirated Software

The Golden Age of Piracy came and went more than 300 years ago. Massive ships sailed the seas, captained by the likes of famous pirates like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan (yes, like the rum). They pillaged towns, engaged in sea battles, and amassed great fortunes from stolen treasure. The penalties for their crimes were steep, […] Read more
Stay Private on Social Media

Eylül 16, 2021

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stay Private on Social Media

As of 2021, roughly 3.78 billion people were on social media. Within the next five years, that number is expected to climb well above 4 billion. And is that a surprise? Simply put, no. Since their inception way back in 1996, with a platform called Six Degrees, social media has come to dominate the world, […] Read more
Strong Password

Eylül 9, 2021

The Best Way to Create (and Remember) a Strong Password

Passwords are the gatekeepers of our data on the internet. They protect (or should protect) every online profile you make, along with the information in it. But do you really know how passwords work? For most people, all they know, and all they feel they need to know, is that they type a username and […] Read more
How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

Eylül 2, 2021

How to Stay Connected (While Disconnecting from Social Media)

Social media is everywhere. It comes in the form of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, TikTok and thousands of other platforms. It helps connect people and communities around the globe and some platforms boast billions of users. While social media has its benefits, it also has a few drawbacks. Because the deficits of social media […] Read more
Search Engines

Ağustos 24, 2021

Tips to Help You Find Results Faster in Search Engines

Search engines are our map to the internet. Without them, we’d be lost on the web, unable to find any website easily. They have been around since the dawn of the internet and in their almost 30 years of existence, they have also become more innovative and intelligent, able to answer questions, suggest websites, and […] Read more
How to Spot a Fake URL

Ağustos 19, 2021

How to Spot a Fake URL

Every piece of content on the internet is found through a URL. In fact, without URLs, we would never be able to navigate the web. While most URLs are perfectly safe and take you exactly where you expect them to, scammers are increasingly making use of a fake URL or two to compromise your safety […] Read more
strong online privacy and safety

Ağustos 13, 2021

Three Digital Tools to Use for Strong Online Privacy and Safety

Your digital privacy and safety go hand in hand. “Privacy” refers to your right to take actions online without being observed by others on the web. There are many third parties who monitor what you do online, including the websites you visit, the browsers you use, your internet service provider, advertisers, government agencies, and more. […] Read more