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November 21, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Monitor Your Online Presence

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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

Email Spoofing

November 14, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Email Spoofing
In our last blog post, we went through the basics of email phishing. Phishing happens when a cybercriminal uses email to trick their victims into giving up personal information, like banking credentials, SSN numbers, and more. Most phishing attempts use a method called “email spoofing,” in which an email is designed to look like it […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Webcam and Mic

September 16, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Cover Your Cameras and Mics
Our homes are filled with cameras. They’re on our computers, phones, doorbells, TVs, refrigerators, and vacuum cleaners. Sure, it’s great to Zoom with your cool aunt who travels the world for a living. And who wouldn’t want to be able to peek into the fridge while grocery shopping because you aren’t sure how many eggs […] Read more
Teach Kids Privacy

September 9, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Teach Kids About Online Privacy
Millions of people around the world have never experienced a time before the internet. They were born into the fastest moving technological era of all time, some seemingly with an iPhone in their hands. In many cases, the youngest of children can operate a computer better than most adults. The internet is hugely beneficial to […] Read more
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August 15, 2022

What to Look For in Secure Message Apps
Two hundred years ago, we sent messages by written letter. Then we moved to the telegraph, followed soon after by the telephone. When we invented the internet, communication was revolutionized once more. We were able to send messages instantly around the world in the form of email, and texting came in short order. Now, the […] Read more
How Do Private Search Engines Make Money?

August 7, 2022

How Do Private Search Engines Make Money?
In recent years, the supremacy of search engine giants like Google and Bing has begun to be challenged. Growing concerns over privacy violations have driven people to find safer alternatives in private engines like DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Startpage. Unlike traditional options, these search alternatives claim that they don’t use tracking cookies or collect user information […] Read more
What you should know before searching your name online

July 17, 2022

What You Should Know Before Searching Your Name Online: 9 Privacy Tips
Searching your name online is for the very famous, or the very vain, right? Wrong. What most people don’t know is that it’s a good idea to search for your name online every once in a while. Other people almost certainly do. The internet has become a powerful tool to find out private details about […] Read more
Secure Your New Computer to Protect Your Online Privacy

June 26, 2022

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
Ad Blocker

June 19, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Use an Ad Blocker
The internet is pretty great, right? But, like most things, it does have its drawbacks. One of the most irritating things web browsers face is the constant barrage of ads. They interrupt our videos, stretch across web pages, and assault us with annoying (and sometimes loud!) pop-ups. Aside from the general annoyance, digital advertising also […] Read more
Privacy Tip of the Week: Buy a New Router

June 11, 2022

Privacy Tip of the Week: Buy a New Router
If you’re using wi-fi to read this article, it was probably made possible by a router. A router takes a wired internet connection – such as may be provided to a computer via an ethernet cable – and makes it available wirelessly. This allows devices like phones, tablets, laptops, and smart devices like home assistants, […] Read more
6 Expert Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked in the Year 2019

May 25, 2022

Expert Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked in the Year 2022
By October 2021, more hacks had already occurred than had taken place in the entirety of the year before. As fast as software is developed to protect user data, software is developed to breach it. Hacks take place approximately every 39 seconds and an estimated one in three Americans will be affected by a major […] Read more