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The Great Firewall of China

Hundreds of American companies do business with and in China, from Apple, Best Buy and Cisco to Westinghouse, Xerox and Zale’s. The relationship is good for both countries’ economies, their workforces and expanding technology as well. But some people who have nothing to do with business or technology are starting to cause a rift in…

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How to Minimize Government Spying

In the summer of 2014, a report came out that was not great news for government agencies, but was interesting news for everyone else—especially those of us who are interested in online privacy. Here’s the news the law enforcement agencies heard from a German technology company that provides services to government agencies: Law enforcement’s spying…

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If You’ve Been Naughty on the Internet, Better Cross Your Fingers

An adult website just got hacked. Customers are nervous, regretful. There’s a good chance that some husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, soccer moms, up-and-coming young executives and politicians (and millions more) are holding their breath, hoping for the best, changing their ways and may even be headed to church soon. That’s because an adult-oriented…

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Free VPNs

Free VPNs (Good Ones) Are Out There

Here’s what you need to know about free VPNs Think of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) as personal bodyguard for your internet connection that looks out for your privacy, security and access to sites. There are also free VPNs that provide a measure of privacy, security and access you want. Share this infographic on your…

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Free VPNs

Quite honestly, most experts will tell you to avoid free VPNs. They have their reasons, but that doesn’t mean the aren’t several worth checking out.

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Free Proxies - Think Twice Before Using One

That Free Proxy Really Isn’t Worth It

If you’re concerned about Internet safety, and especially unsecured wireless networks, you’re not alone. More and more people want to feel safer when they go online. They don’t want anyone monitoring their Internet activity or stealing their private information. If you’ve done a little Googling on the subject, you’ve probably come across the existence of…

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How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Hack!

How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Hack!

Equifax® dropped the ball. You need to shore up your defenses. It has happened again. Another major U.S. corporation has been hacked, and the people who will likely suffer the most are the everyday American consumers. Just like you and me. This time around it was a major credit-data collection and monitoring company: Equifax®, one…

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DNA Tests are also Testing Public Privacy Issues

DNA Test Results May Invade Your Privacy

It seems innocent enough, even fun and informative, but the millions of DNA test results people get to discover their lineage are suddenly making the news for unforeseen reasons. For example, aiding the FBI in tracking down killers. A year ago (2018) it was the so-called “Golden State Killer.” Recently it was a man who…

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