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So You Got a Copyright Infringement Letter… Now What?

Have you received a notice that you’re guilty of copyright infringement? Don’t panic. Here’s what to do instead.  Dear Business Owner, We regret to inform you that we are unable to find a license for an image displayed on your website.  We request immediate removal of this image. You are also required to provide payment…

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How to Stay Safe Online While Working from Home

Working from home has become the new normal for many people across the world. While you can attend meetings in your pajamas and the commute is about 30 seconds, there are challenges and downsides to setting up your office or workstation at home. One of the biggest challenges for remote workers so far has been…

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7 Apps That Will Make You Feel Safer

Many Americans are afraid for their personal safety these days. Chapman University conducts a survey on fears in the U.S. each year and as of 2018, 23 percent of respondents were afraid of walking alone at night. Twenty-eight percent were afraid of mugging, and 25 percent of abduction or kidnapping. If you’re one of the…

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Google Glass and 9 Other Epic Tech Flops

Everyone loves talking about tech innovations. The latest gadget or service released by a hot startup gets even non-techies buzzing. As fun as it is to discuss tech’s greatest successes, it’s more amusing to talk about the biggest failures. Not only do we get a chuckle out of how poorly executed an idea was, but…

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When Not to Click: Diagnosing Tricky Links

There are tons of ways for hackers and cybercriminals to do damage. But sadly, this often happens by simple mistakes people make to give hackers access. While, yes, they can find their way onto your network or device… they’re most often let in. One of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to get onto your network…

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Browsing Incognito 101: How To Browse In Secret

The browsing history on your computer holds a ton of information. Your search history shows all the things you don’t know that you quickly Google. It can reveal the things that worry you about your health, the law, or politics. Your browsing history can expose the things you look up at 3 am when you…

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How to Stop People from Sending You Files Without Consent

It’s official — everything’s gone digital. Cyberflashing is now a thing. Apparently, creeps are using features like Airdrop to spam people with unwanted nudes. You could just be sitting on the bus and get flashed… digitally. One woman on an airplane found a man trying to send her photos throughout her flight. What ups the…

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Why You Should Use a Burner Phone with Online Dating & Other Cyber Safety Dating Tips

Online dating can be a bit of a drag. There’s the waiting for replies, answering the same questions over and over, and screening out duds. But it can evolve into a real nightmare if you don’t take proper precautions. While many people dating online are just looking for love, there are plenty of safety concerns.…

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