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Are ad blocker programs illegal for you to use?

Is It Illegal to Use an AdBlocker?

We most likely agree that online ads can be irritating and sometimes downright obtrusive to our browsing experience. So, it’s only natural that, if we could, we would somehow minimize seeing ads, if not somehow get rid of them altogether. An ad blocker does exactly that. It prevents pop-up ads, auto-play videos and other annoying…

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Changing IP Address

You’ll be amazed at what can happen. The more you learn about why people want to hide their IP addresses, the more you should be convinced to give it a try yourself. Just in case you’re new to this topic, there are more than a few reasons you might want to hide your IP addresses…

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Think Twice Before Doing Any These 4 Crazy Things On A Work Computer

Think Twice Before Doing Any These 4 Crazy Things On A Work Computer

The typical office worker spends an average of 45+ hours a week at work…or on work. And these days, with everything being networked and accessible, most of that time is spent working on the company computer. Of course, many companies today like providing laptops and even tablets to their employees so they can take their…

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Windows Updates

What you need to know and do about Windows updates In May 2017 one of the largest ransomware attacks of all time struck more than 100 countries, thousands of businesses and affected millions of computers. When users tried to open a file on their computers, they got a scary screen message announcing that they’d been…

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Wireless Hacking (Part 2)

Part two of a three-part story. This is the second installment of our series about how easy it is for you to get hacked when using the free Internet at a coffee shop or airport. In Part One, we saw how a hacker (Mr. H.) was able to see the Internet activity of others at…

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What is a Web Browser?

Let’s play word association, just like when a psychologist asks you what comes to mind when you hear certain words: What do you think when you hear the words “Opera. Safari. Chrome. Firefox.” If you think of the Broadway play version of “The Lion King,” maybe it is time to see a psychologist. However, if…

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Some Website Privacy Policies Are Better at Protecting You from the Government

Which Websites Are Protecting Your Privacy?

Internet privacy is a hot topic. Today, people are wondering if government agencies are capturing their online information and reading their emails. With what’s come out in the news the past year, that concern is understandable. More importantly, people want to know — if the government asks the leading websites for peoples’ private data, do…

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Tor Is Almost a Secret Way to Be Invisible Online

5 Good Reasons to Give Tor a Try

The anonymous Internet is not as scary as you think. What is being “anonymous” online? It doesn’t mean that you don’t have an identity online. For the everyday computer user, it simply means a few things: That you can go online to any website and you won’t be blocked because of your IP address. That…

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