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Online Privacy

Do You Have the Right to Be Invisible Online?

The Internet has grown massively since its start in 1983. As of October 2020, 59 percent of the world’s population were actively using the Internet — 4.66 billion people. With that much growth has come privacy and security concerns as well. With hackers preying on unsuspecting Internet users, and services saving your data and selling…

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11 Mobile Apps That Provide Privacy Protection

The average smartphone user is on their mobile device approximately 3.07 hours a day. According to a study by Whistle Out, you’ll likely end up spending almost 9 whole years on your phone. Yikes! Why does that matter for privacy?  The more time you spend on your phone — checking your bank account, syncing social…

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What To Keep Off The Grid: Parts of Your Life to Keep Protected

The Covid Crisis has shown us the sudden validity of needing to prepare for the worst case scenario. There may be something to be said for living off the grid. People with their own sources of electricity who exist off of social media have managed to maintain some sense of normalcy.  It does beg the…

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Browsing Incognito 101: How To Browse In Secret

The browsing history on your computer holds a ton of information. Your search history shows all the things you don’t know that you quickly Google. It can reveal the things that worry you about your health, the law, or politics. Your browsing history can expose the things you look up at 3 am when you…

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How to Stop People from Sending You Files Without Consent

It’s official — everything’s gone digital. Cyberflashing is now a thing. Apparently, creeps are using features like Airdrop to spam people with unwanted nudes. You could just be sitting on the bus and get flashed… digitally. One woman on an airplane found a man trying to send her photos throughout her flight. What ups the…

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Why Do You Need a Secret Phone Number? And How to Get One

We are super reliant on our phones. We don’t just need them for catching up with friends or business calls. Some people run their entire lives from their phones. Mobile devices have become as important to our lives as computers. And yet, we don’t realize all the ways someone having our phone number can put…

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Amazon is Tracking You! Here’s How You Can Stop Them

Amazon has become a household name. But the significance of Amazon can vary from household to household. Some families love getting packages in two days or less, watching original series, and using Alexa to manage their household. Some see Amazon as a dark hydra of corrupt capitalism squeezing out small businesses, disenfranchising its own employees,…

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How to Make a Temporary Email Address and When to Use It

Most of us have signed up for a website’s product or service, only to receive a deluge of spam emails afterward. This is annoying, and while there are several ways to declutter your inbox, one of the most effective strategies is creating a temporary email address. Temporary, or disposable email addresses take no time to…

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