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Gift ideas for the Privacy-Concerned Person You Know So Well

Gift ideas for the Privacy-Concerned Person You Know So Well

If your spouse, a relative, or a good friend are constantly talking about safety, cybercrime and being spied on, a new pair of socks or a toaster isn’t going to calm them down. Give them what they need—the gift of peace of mind and security. One of these privacy and security gift ideas might cheer…

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5 Browser Extensions to Protect Your Privacy

5 Browser Extensions to Protect Your Privacy

Your browser is your gateway to the World Wide Web but it’s also how hackers, drive-by downloaders, and other malicious actors can get into your computer. Installing security-focused browser extensions that block pop-up advertisements and completely encrypt website traffic from being monitored or tracked will definitely increase your privacy—and may even speed up your browser.…

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What Millennials Think About Privacy Will Surprise You

What Millennials Think About Privacy Will Surprise You

Computers, smartphones and tablets are so ingrained in our everyday lives, it’s hard to imagine life without them. For younger people (18-29), technology has always been a part of their lives and they can’t imagine life without its conveniences. Older computer users have incorporated technology step by step as it became necessary to accomplish certain…

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Proxy Basics. 5 Things You Know Before You Use One

Five Things You Should Know About Proxies Before You Use One

One of the most misunderstood computer terms—and services—may be the proxy. Most of us aren’t IT experts or computer geeks, so all we want to know is “What does it do for me?” So let’s try to answer that question as simply as we can. You may have even used a proxy, but just not…

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GhostSurf Review: Anonymize Your Online Presence

GhostSurf is a computer software program that allows for anonymous surfing of the Internet. Like other software programs of this nature, Ghostsurf provides security for the private browsing of Internet websites. It also provides peace of mind. With Ghostsurf you get ideal Internet anonymity, which means that you have the ability to surf the web…

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Your Privacy is Up for Grabs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your IP address is just a number, right? Wrong. Yes, it’s a number (you can see it here). But it’s more than that. It’s also a window into your online life. People (advertisers, businesses) track your online activities by your IP address to profile your behavior. Plus, governments, and even your ISP, can follow your…

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9 Great Tips for Strong Passwords

Pleeaassee!!! Be Smart About Passwords!

You won’t believe the passwords that some people STILL use. Microsoft has finally put its foot down—even though most people won’t even know it unless they start to create a dumb password. In May 2016, Microsoft started using a system that would reject password requests—when opening a new account or creating a new password—that had…

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How do I use a Proxy Server?

Please be aware that the use of proxy servers without the express permission from the owner of the proxy server may be illegal in some states and/or countries. Use them at your own risk. Use your favorite search engine and search for ‘proxy server list’. You’ll find many sites with lists of proxy servers, their…

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