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We’re in a Cyber Pandemic — Here’s What You Can Do About It

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of our lives and caused ripple effects that will continue for years to come. Many consider the economic damage as one of these knock-on effects, but it may not be the biggest threat to come out of the pandemic. What could concern us the most in the…

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The 10 Most Invasive Apps on the Internet

We’ve all gotten used to the apps and websites that help us run our lives. While they do make things more convenient, they’re also collecting huge amounts of our data. You may have accepted the fact that you have to give up some personal info to use your favorite apps and services. But you should…

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What Is Behavioral Targeting And Why Should You Care?

We’ve become so used to online marketing and advertising its second nature by now. Remember when you could watch a YouTube video without 12 ad breaks? It seems almost impossible to remember a time before there were ads all over the Internet. Now targeting is so advanced that the wrong online search could mean ads…

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Digital Minimalism

Madonna was a Material Girl living in a material world. All these years later, we’re living in a digital world but we’re still human beings. We are moving towards an Internet of Things so all of our devices are synched. We have developed such an intense reliance on the Internet, jumping from device to device…

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The Facebook Whistleblowers & You

Facebook has become a major part of our lives. You can’t avoid it, it’s everywhere. People use it for their business, for news, and how else could we possibly remember everyone’s birthdays? But what started as a way to keep in touch with friends and family has become a powerful player in the world. Is…

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A Breakdown of the Algorithms that are Running Your Life

If you’ve ever seen Social Network, there is a memorable scene where Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg asks his friend, Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield, for the algorithm he needs to code Facemash (later named Facebook). Eduardo then writes the algorithm on their Harvard dorm room window. It turns out that the algorithm Eduardo,…

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Revenge Content & You: How to Keep Your Intimate Content off the Net

We’ve all been there. When bad break-ups go worse. Someone flies off the handle and decides to do something rash. This could be an ex-girlfriend throwing your clothes in the street, or a husband throwing his wife’s make-up in the toilet in a fit of rage. But thanks to the Internet this spiteful behavior can…

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Zero-Day Attacks: What They Are and How They Affect You

One piece of advice you always hear from cybersecurity experts is to keep your software, applications, and systems up-to-date. Why is this so important? Because if you don’t, you’re a prime target for a zero-day attack. What is a zero-day attack? A zero-day attack, vulnerability, or exploit is one that developers or vendors have only…

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