Privacy Tip of the Week: Stop Using Third-Party Weather Apps

November 12, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Stop Using Third-Party Weather Apps
We’re no strangers to breaches of data privacy. Facebook is frequently in the news for secretly harvesting user data in different ways. In 2017 an Equifax hack made waves around the world. We now expect these breaches, but sometimes our data leaks in ways we don’t expect. Such is the case with some of the […] Read more
10 Tips for Keeping Finances Safe Online and Off

November 7, 2019

10 Tips for Keeping Finances Safe Online and Off
Gone are the days of making in-person trips to the bank every month, if not every week. Thanks to the rise of online banking, there are many people who may never have to set foot in a financial institution again. However, despite the convenience of online banking, it opens us up to new risks from […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Protect Your Smartphone

November 5, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Protect Your Smartphone
Our smartphones have access to a ton of data about our private lives. We use them to store our contacts and photos. They allow us to use Facebook, send emails, and track our health. We even do our online banking through our smartphones. With so many private details of our lives stored on our devices, […] Read more
Everything to Know About Genetic Testing and How to Protect Your DNA Data

October 31, 2019

Everything to Know About Genetic Testing and How to Protect Your DNA Data
By 2019, more than 26 million people around the world have added their genetic information to ancestry and health databases. Databases include Ancestry.com or 23andMe. The trend of sending away cheek swabs or saliva for testing by commercial companies in order to reveal our genetic history first became popular in 2017. It then exploded even […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete These 7 Apps

October 29, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete These 7 Apps
There’s an app for everything in 2019. They provide entertainment in the form of games, video players, and music streaming. They offer function through email, calendars, and file sharing. Apps also allow us to communicate across the globe, with messengers and video calling services. However, for as useful as they are, they can be just […] Read more
Tor Vs VPN: The Pros and Cons of Each

October 24, 2019

Tor Vs VPN: The Pros and Cons of Each
There are dozens of technologies available that aim to increase online privacy for internet users. Virtual private networks and Tor (short for The Onion Router) are two of the most popular examples. A virtual private network increases privacy by creating a secure “tunnel” between a user’s device and the websites they access. This tunnel prevents […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Disable Tracking Cookies

October 22, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Disable Tracking Cookies
The internet is full of cookies. Not warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip goodies like you can whip up in your kitchen or buy from your local bakery. Instead, this type of cookie is a small text file a website can store on your devices. The purpose of these files is to allow websites to remember your […] Read more
What is Tor and Why Should I Use it?

October 17, 2019

What is Tor and Why Should I Use it?
For as long as the internet has existed, threats to internet users have also existed. Dozens of solutions have popped up over the years, promising to prevent hacks, protect identities, and stop surveillance. Popular choices for privacy-conscious users include incognito web browsers and VPN services. In 2003, a new option became public. It was called […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete Your LinkedIn Profile

October 15, 2019

Privacy Tip of the Week: Delete Your LinkedIn Profile
When most people think of social media, the first platforms that come to mind are mainstays like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Few think of LinkedIn, considered a professional site, which connects individuals to organizations and others in similar industries, instead of bringing friends and families together. Many believe that, because the site is used for […] Read more
Shop Online With a VPN for Better Encryption and Better Deals

October 10, 2019

Shop Online With a VPN for Better Encryption and Better Deals
A virtual private network, or VPN, is a tool internet users can take advantage of to increase their privacy and security online. This type of service adds an extra layer of encryption to internet connections and prevents prying eyes from seeing the things you do online. While most people consider virtual private networks to be […] Read more