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How to Stay Out of Facebook Jail

Many of us have been there before–behind the proverbial bars of social media punishment. We’re left shocked and reeling, wondering: How did we land in Facebook jail?  Perhaps we shared an article our Uncle Bobby sent us, or tagged someone in a graphic photo who then reported us to Facebook. Facebook flagged our post content…

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Keystroke Logging: How to Keep Yourself Safe from a Keylogger

There’s seemingly no end to the way cybercriminals can attack you and your personal data. One type of attack that’s been used for decades and is still prevalent is keylogging. Imagine if everything you typed on your keyboard or tapped on your mobile device’s keyboard was recorded and stored somewhere and someone can read all…

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What is Stalkerware? How to Protect Yourself from Getting Pawned by Online Prowlers

Netflix’s You has changed the face of stalkers. In it, former Gossip Girl star Penn Badgely plays Joe Goldberg, a lovable rom-com hero who just happens to also be a deranged serial-killing stalker. There are more Joe Goldbergs out there than you might think and they are taking advantage of technological advancements to take their…

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Getting Hacked 101: Has Your Device   Been Hacked or Is Your Account Compromised?

It’s common to fear getting hacked but you may not exactly know how it will happen or what to do when it does. The whole ordeal can be insanely stressful and that anxiety can quickly escalate as you try to get your device or account back in working order. To effectively solve the issue, you…

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What, Me Worry?

Internet Truths: What You Should Realize Before Using the Internet Again.

You can do everything on a phone or computer: Shop. Bank. Make new friends. Become famous! So, what’s to worry about?  Actually, more than you think, and maybe more than you want to know.

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What is Shadowbanning & How to Avoid It

Social media has become all about algorithms.  Whether you’re chasing followers, likes, swipes, or fame you can end up under the thumb of the algorithm. The issue is: what if the algorithm decides not to share your posts? What if people can’t find your profile, see your photos or read your posts? When something like…

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Cyber Insurance: What Is It and Do You Need It?

Cyberattacks on individuals and companies have evolved to such an extent that good cybersecurity has become a fundamental part of daily life. Even as experts develop ways to thwart cybercriminals, hackers keep getting around their defenses. That means that all the sensitive information about you or your company is at risk of being stolen, sold,…

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The Definitive List to Reporting Fake Social Media Accounts

In our influencer-informed culture, everyone wants more followers, friends, or contacts for their social networks.  After all, you may be networking, building a brand, or promoting your business. You might get an unexpected follow or a random friend request which is great for any budding entrepreneur, influencer, or content creator. And yet, these requests can…

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