Privacy

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How to delete your digital footprint: Complete guide
Learn how to delete your digital footprint and why it’s important for your online privacy. Discover tips to stay private online.
Published: May 21, 2024 ·8 min 45 sec read
Is free public Wi-Fi as safe as you think?
Free Wi-Fi might be appealing but it comes with risks. Learn how to stay safer on public Wi-Fi and keep your data private.
Published: May 03, 2024 ·5 min read
What is a VPN? And why you should use a VPN on public Wi-Fi
Surfing the Web or transacting on an unsecured Wi-Fi network means you’re placing your private information and anonymity at risk.
Published: November 17, 2023 ·3 min
What is private browsing? How to use it on any browser
Major web browsers offer private browsing or incognito modes. But what does “private” really mean? Find out here.
Published: November 17, 2023 ·3 min read
Published: January 09, 2023 ·2 min read
What is incognito mode? + How to go incognito
Incognito mode is private browsing that doesn’t leave as many tracks. It can erase temporary data that is captured by the PC or device you’re using. Deleting cookies is a great first step toward maintaining your privacy.
Published: December 20, 2022 ·4 min read
Should you accept cookies? 5 times you definitely shouldn’t
Learn why websites want you to accept cookies, whether you have to and should accept them, and what happens if you decline.
Published: August 08, 2022 ·4 min read
What is an IP address? A definition + how to find it
Explore the ins and outs of blockchain security with this comprehensive guide covering different types of blockchain and best practices to follow.
Published: July 25, 2022 ·4 min read
Internet tracking: How and why we’re followed online
Internet tracking is how websites study our behaviour when we visit them.
Published: June 09, 2022 ·3 min
How to increase Facebook privacy: 9 ways to boost your privacy on Facebook
Facebook isn’t that private, unless you take the steps to make it that way. If you’re not careful, you’ll be sharing your posts with people you’ve never met, online or offline
Published: March 17, 2022 ·2 min read
How to keep your personal information safe on social media
How online creeping and cyber stalking differ, the most common cyber stalking tactics, and where we are with stalkerware today
Published: March 01, 2022 ·3 min read
The privacy paradox: How much privacy are we willing to give up online?
A definition of the privacy paradox, stats suggesting it became a bigger problem during the COVID-19 pandemic, and tips to protect our internet privacy on everyday platforms.
Published: April 14, 2021 ·5 min read
How to clear cookies in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and other browsers
This article provides current step-by-step instructions on how to clear cookies from the latest versions of five popular web browsers. If you prefer to protect your privacy when it comes to cookies, you may want to delete them. Cookies record your personally identifiable information so they can help auto-fill forms on browsers.
Published: July 24, 2020 ·3 min read
Software terms of service and privacy policies explained
If you’re like most people, you don’t read the Terms of Service when you get a new app or buy a new device. That’s a big mistake, because a lot of apps on the market that are less-than-ideal, known as “grayware,” count on you allowing them access to your information.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
5 tips for social media security and privacy
Social media accounts are powerful tools in the wrong hands. Weve recently seen hackers take over the Twitter accounts of media outlets and large corporations, using them for anything from basic spam...
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Secure browsing with a VPN for desktop computers
Protect your browsing data, personal information and privacy with a virtual private network (VPN) for your desktop computer. Learn how a VPN encrypts your browsing data and keeps your computer’s IP address private.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Telltale signs an app is violating your privacy
Malware isn’t just for laptops and desktops. In fact, it can be a lot easier for malware to end up on your mobile phone or tablet than your computer.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Are VPNs legal or illegal?
VPNs are legal to use in many countries, but you should understand what may be legal and illegal while using a VPN.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Are free VPNs safe? 7 things to know before using free VPNs
You might be tempted to sign up for a free VPN service. But are free VPNs safe to use? Learn more.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Straight talk about cyberstalking
Technology opens our lives up in ways that weren't possible even less than a decade ago.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Privacy vs. security: What’s the difference?
Privacy relates to any rights you have to control your personal information. Security refers to how your personal information is protected. Some people regard privacy and security as pretty much the same thing, but they aren’t the same, and knowing how they differ may help you to protect yourself in an increasingly connected world.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Travel tips for staying safe on public Wi-Fi
Travel used to mean getting away from it all. Public Wi-Fi and mobile devices now keep us connected 24x7. But unsecured public Wi-Fi is risky. Learn how to stay safer on public Wi-Fi while traveling.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
10 benefits of a VPN you might not know about
Here are some of the benefits you may be missing out on even if you’ve already got a VPN service.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Here's the reason why people cover their webcam
Can cybercriminals spy on you through your webcam? Here’s why you should cover it up.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Internet privacy: A guide to online privacy
Take steps to boost your privacy online. Here’s what to do and why it’s important.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Proxy vs. VPN: 4 differences you should know
A proxy server and virtual private network can both help protect your online privacy — but there are big differences. Learn more.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Why your online privacy matters
We all have things to hide. It could be how much money we make, our medical records or bank account numbers. Here are twelve tips to help you protect your privacy online.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to stop robocalls: 15 tips
Robocalls number in the billions. Here are 15 tips to help stop — or at least slow down —the barrage of unwanted calls.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
What are cookies?
Mention “cookies,” and most people expect a treat to appear. When talking about computers, however, cookies aren’t what’s on the dessert menu. In fact, they’re not even physical objects.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
The risks of public Wi-Fi
Did you know there could be threats lurking in the background on public Wi-Fi while you balance your bank account and sip a latte at your favorite cafe?
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How ridesharing services can take your privacy for a ride
Ridesharing services require riders' information such as real-time location data and a form of payment. This could pose risks to riders' privacy.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Protecting your privacy on social media networks
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat have become societal cornerstones. People love sharing their personal news and views about what’s going on in their lives.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Tracking cookies: What are tracking cookies and how do they work?
Tracking cookies send targeted ads to websites you visit. The goal is to persuade you to return to sites you visited or buy products from advertisers that you've clicked on before.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
25 Mac security tips and settings
Your new Mac computer or iOS update means it’s a good time to think about security and privacy. Here’s how.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
What personal information should you safeguard?
Some 10 million identity thefts happen in the United States every year. Taking extra steps to protect your personal information—and knowing what information you need to safeguard—is the best way to prevent identity theft from happening to you.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
Third-party cookies: What are they and how do they work?
Cookies are small files that websites send to your browser. They then track and monitor the sites you visit and your browsing activity on these pages. Learn more.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How secure is a VPN? What makes a safe VPN?
VPNs protect your public internet connection by encrypting your information and shielding your online activity from cybercriminals and even your own Internet Service Provider, or ISP. The most secure VPNs are likely transparent about their privacy policies, take steps to fix leaks, and won’t keep logs of your browsing history.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Mobile Privacy: What Do Your Apps Know About You?
Just how much personal information are your apps gathering? And do they really need so much?
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
How data brokers find and sell your personal info
Data brokers gather and sell information about you. Here’s how to gain some control over your data.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
Data breaches aren’t going anywhere--what you need to know
It may seem like stories of massive data breaches are popping up in the news on a weekly basis these days. Unfortunately, this is not surprising.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·3 min read
How to clean up your online digital footprint
Your “digital footprint” includes all traces of your online activity, from commenting on news pieces or social media to making online purchases. When you know the boundaries of your digital footprint, and take steps to control it, you can protect your identity and your reputation.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
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Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What is identity management and why does it matter? — plus 7 tips
Identity management involves protecting your personal information tied to your online activities. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
Tips for protecting your privacy online
With online spying in the news, you may be wondering who’s watching where you go online and what sites you visit. This is a legitimate concern.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·2 min read
What does an IP address tell you and how it can put you at risk
What does an IP address tell you? Your geolocation mainly. Learn more about what is an IP address, how to look it up, and why you might want to protect it.
Published: August 08, 2018 ·4 min read
VPN for Mac
Help protect your browsing activity while using your Mac computer with a VPN. Learn how a VPN provides privacy while you browse and helps keep your information safe when using public Wi-Fi.
Published: August 07, 2018 ·4 min read
VPN For Windows
Help keep your browsing activity private by using a VPN on your Windows PC. Learn what a VPN is and how it helps to keep your information safe and private, especially when using public Wi-Fi.
Published: August 07, 2018 ·2 min read
What are some of the laws regarding internet and data security?
Numerous laws in the U.S. cover Internet, data security, and privacy in the United States, with the 1974 Privacy Act (link is external) arguably being the foundation for it all. The Privacy Act passed to establish control over the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personal information by agencies in the executive branch of the U.S. government.
Published: January 18, 2018 ·3 min read

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