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Facebook is NOT a Free Site – We Are Paying With Our Privacy

You may have heard the expression there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, there’s no such thing as free social media either.  A lot of people think of themselves as Facebook customers. But here’s the catch – if it’s free, you have to realize that you’re paying one way or another.  The other…

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Trust Your ISP? They May Not Be Worthy of It.

It’s not illegal for ISPs to provide information to third parties. They are, in fact, able to collect data on which of their subscribers (identified by their IP addresses) visit certain sites or have shown interest in certain topics, and they do sell that to third parties. 

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Why ​​STIR/SHAKEN Might Be a Real Solution to End the Robocall Nightmare

“We’re not going to stop until we get robocallers, spoofers, and scammers off the line.” – FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Oh Jessica, do you really mean it? Please don’t toy with us! In a country bitterly divided across party lines, there is one thing every single tax paying citizen in this country can agree…

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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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Red Team vs. Blue Team: Cybersecurity Color Wars

When you hear red team vs. blue team you might think of those old games of capture the flag. When you find out it’s related to cybersecurity you may think it’s a reference to The Matrix. Do you take the red pill or the blue pill? But in cybersecurity, these are the two approaches to…

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New Year's Resolution: I Will Be Password Smart (with the help of a Password Manager)

Password Security, Simplicity and a Stress-Free Life: Sound Good to You?

Getting a password manager is a very wise thing to do. As you start to explore all its offerings (once you sign up for one!) you’ll know you made a smart move.

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What Can You Do If A Website Uses a Photo of You Without Your Permission?

In a digital age where we live out our lives on the Internet, it’s inevitable photos of you will pop up online. You may be the one to publish these photos, but sometimes, someone else may use your likeness or image without your permission. When this happens, can you legally force a website owner to…

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Check Out These Safety and Privacy Gifts for 2021

Forget the coffee mug, sweater or box of regifted candy this holiday season. Check out these great safety and privacy gifts for 2021.

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