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Webcam Spies: Why You Should Cover Your Laptop Camera ASAP

If you’re worried about webcam spies or cyber hackers obtaining your most confidential information, your paranoia is well-founded. You know this is a serious issue when even Mark Zuckerberg himself put a piece of tape over the camera on his own computer: Let’s take a closer look: So why the growing concern about hackers and…

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What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die? Tips to Protect Your Digital Legacy

So much of our lives are online. But what happens to all of our social media and email accounts after we die? Losing a loved one is traumatic enough. The last thing you want to do while grieving is to track down your loved one’s social media profiles, email accounts, and digital passwords. But what…

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Enabling and Disabling Geolocation on Your Browser

How often do websites ask you for your location? Probably more often than you think. By changing just one setting in your web browser, you can prevent websites from accessing your location (and stop those annoying pop-ups from your browser asking for permission to share your location). This guide covers how to turn off location…

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8 Settings to Change on Your Router Before You Even Turn it On

You can have the most secure device, be committed to cybersecurity, and still get hacked. Why? It could be simple changes you didn’t make to your router when you got it. When your cable company or ISP sets up your Internet they’re rushing to finish up and head to their next client. You’re likely more…

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The Most Common Smart Tech Threats in Our Homes and Businesses

Considering how much information Amazon tracks from your Alexa device it’s not surprising that these devices might be hack-worthy. See how smart devices pose a smart check threat.

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How to Make Your Smart TV Dumb and Why You Should

A TV that records your conversations, a refrigerator that sends your grocery list to third-party advertisers, and a thermostat that taps into your home WiFi network — it’s no surprise = smart devices are a huge privacy invasion. Many of these gadgets, especially smart TVs, come with default settings that pry into your personal life…

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How Mobile Internet Tech Can Save Your Life

Technology in our everyday lives has been fueled by expanding access to the Internet. Cell phones evolved from simple communication devices to pocket computers when we connected them to the Internet. Today, going somewhere without a smartphone—and no way to get online—would be unthinkable. Our mobile devices play an important part in every aspect of…

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How Safe is Shopping Online?

Online shopping has grown tremendously in the last decade, especially in 2020. Digital Commerce 360 estimated that ecommerce in the U.S. grew by a whopping 44% in 2020 compared to 2019. More online shopping has led to more cybercrime directed at online retailers as well. Tech company Red Points surveyed 150 U.S. ecommerce brands in…

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