Tag: Data Privacy

How to Spot a Fake or Scam Website

How to Spot a Fake or Scam Website

Learn how to spot a fake website this holiday season (especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to prevent your personal information and financial data from being compromised. We show you how to spot a fake website, what you can do to report it, and more tips to keep yourself and your family safe online during the holiday shopping season…

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Online Shopping Safety: 7 Tips to Keep You Safe

Online Shopping Safety: 7 Tips to Keep You Safe

Online shopping has a lot of perks: you can save money, avoid hordes of people at the mall, and stay in your sweatpants, to name a few. But taking advantage of cyber deals also carries risks, which you should be aware of to make sure you stay safe while shopping online. Here are some tips for smart internet shopping to help you stay safe and get your orders delivered without a fuss. ..

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Why You Should Encrypt Your Computer and How to Start

Why You Should Encrypt Your Computer and How to Start

You’ve probably got some sensitive information on your computer, whether it’s banking information, a copy of your taxes, or photos of your kids that you share only with family. Have you ever thought about what would happen if those files made it into the wrong hands? For starters, a thief would likely have the information they needed to steal your identity or access your financial accounts. Encryption can help you keep all that personal information safe, and it’s not as complicated as you might think…

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The Worst Data Breaches of the Last 10 Years

The Worst Data Breaches of the Last 10 Years

Have you noticed more and more headlines about data breaches lately? You aren’t imagining it—they’ve been on the rise in recent years. In fact, there was a 40% increase in data breaches between 2015 and 2016. The numbers aren’t all in on 2017 yet, but the trend seems to be continuing—Equifax, Instagram, and HBO are just three high-profile companies that have been breached this year…

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Protect Yourself Online with a VPN: Our Review of the Top VPN Companies

Protect Yourself Online with a VPN: Our Review of the Top VPN Companies

A VPN service will encrypt your data and mask your location. This improves your online privacy while you browse the internet, provides added security when data is sent to and from your computer, and gives you access to more content in more places…

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4 Security Tips for Small Businesses: Stay Safe Online

4 Security Tips for Small Businesses: Stay Safe Online

It wasn’t that long ago when all a small business had to do was to make sure the locks on the door worked and it could honestly say that the business was secure. The online age has drastically changed this approach…

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6 Ways to Protect Your Data Online from Snoopers and ISPs

6 Ways to Protect Your Data Online from Snoopers and ISPs

Due to recent legislative changes, there’s been a lot of buzz about how to prevent your Internet Service Provider (ISP) from collecting and potentially selling your data to the highest bidder. It’s still unclear how all this is going to shake out, but in the meantime, there are a few fairly simple steps you can take in order to reclaim your online privacy…

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NSA Data Mining Leak By Snowden

NSA Data Mining Leak By Snowden

On June 6, 2013, The Washington Post and British newspaper The Guardian received top-secret information regarding a data mining program, code-named “PRISM”, which is run by the National Security Agency (NSA).  The leaked documents identify the country’s largest technology companies; Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple; as participants in the program. […]

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Stop Text Message Scams ASAP

Stop Text Message Scams ASAP

Have you ever gotten a text message that is obvious spam, and it’s asking you to reply STOP to cancel, but you’re hesitant to do so knowing that you may confirm your identity to the spammer? We’ll show you how not only to stop text message scam from coming through, but how to prevent your wireless account from being charged a monthly fee, how to report these numbers to your phone provider, and how to be reimbursed for the text message scam charges themselves…

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Facebook Privacy for Groups

Facebook Privacy for Groups

Last year, Facebook gradually rolled out an update enabling group members to view the names of other group members who have seen a post in the group’s page. What does this mean for users now and what other privacy changes can we expect from Facebook in the future?

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