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Facebook’s Creepy New Algorithm Knows How You Feel, Literally

By | May 2, 2017 at 5:50 pm

At this point in the social media game, you’ve likely noticed the creepiness of digital ads on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Every time you talk about a particular topic in the privacy of your own home, a shockingly appropriate product advertisement shows up on…

Security

6 Important Ways to Prevent Public Wi-Fi Attacks

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

Free Wi-Fi is a popular amenity for those of us looking to stay connected on the go. Whether you’re at the airport or at the dog park, the convenience of free Wi-Fi is simply undeniable. Although it seems harmless enough to connect your device…

Security

7 Smarter Tips to Protect Yourself from Being Hacked

By | Jul 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

From a technical standpoint, anything that is connected to the Internet has the potential of being hacked. However, there are several different things that can be done in order to protect your data and yourself from attacks. The following are a couple of tips…

Security

The Cybersecurity Ecosystem Is Ripe and Striving

By | Jun 27, 2016 at 8:00 am

In the past 18 months, news has broken about several data security breaches that impacted thousands of people, caused embarrassment to many corporations, and resulted in both financial and privacy loss. Even celebrities have suffered public humiliation when their personal information was hacked and…

Opinion/Analysis

The Dos and Don’ts of Being a Good Digital Citizen

By | Apr 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Just like in the real world, people also belong to one or more online communities in the digital world, which grants them their digital citizenship. As digital citizens, we have various rights and responsibilities; ideally, good online citizens should always act with respect for…

Security

What Startups Need to Know About User’s Online Privacy

By | Apr 20, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Online privacy concerns are hitting big this year. Starting with the notorious Apple vs. FBI case and the recent confessions from Uber about giving up private data of some 12 millions users to governmental agencies and smaller case of data breach and unsolicited personal…

Tips & How To’s

6 Tips to Rock Your Customer Support

By | Feb 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Customer satisfaction is the key element of your business success.  In today’s uber-connected world, getting closer to the customers is the new marketing mantra. When the advertising is everywhere and the competition is tough, the best strategy to win your customers’ hearts and wallets…

Security

UpGuard Analyzes Security of Top Dating Sites

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

There’s some personal information that likely causes you to pause before blindly typing it into a website. You’re probably not going to throw your Social Security number all over the internet, and for good reason. But most dating apps don’t ask for this kind…

Security

Shake Your Head for the Worst Passwords of 2015

By | Feb 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

You’d think people would have learned by now. Despite the fact that security breaches and online identity theft have become alarmingly common in the news, many people don’t seem to be taking their own security on the internet all that seriously. An annual report…

Opinion/Analysis

The Progressive Parent’s Guide to Digital Parental Control

By | Feb 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

The modern web-centric world offers plenty of amazing opportunities I wish I had as a teen – quick access to interactive learning materials, stunning visual guides and free courses to master almost anything.  On top, immediate access to my BFFS via social networks, loads…

Opinion/Analysis

5 Essential Tech Tips for Single Living

By | Jan 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Moving into your own place sans roommates is a huge milestone. You’re part of a growing trend — 27 percent of Americans live alone now, up from a mere 5 percent in the 1920s. And the key to loving your bachelor/bachelorette pad is necessary…

Security

Essential Tips for Verifying Information and Identities Online

By | Dec 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Knowing who you’re doing business with is a vital step in managing a successful startup. It sounds creepy, but the more you know about someone the better off you are when making a decision or striking a deal involving that individual. With this in…

Trends

4 Tech Security Risks Entrepreneurs Face

By | Dec 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

At this point, most people know not to click on suspicious links or send bank account information to people they don’t know. However, entrepreneurs must face other security risks. To keep your business and important information safe, be on the lookout for these four…

Opinion/Analysis

Kids and the Web: 5 Safety Tips Worth Implementing

By | Dec 11, 2015 at 9:17 am

We live in an amazing world where toddlers learn via iPad apps and a 17-year old kid sells his app for $30 millions to Yahoo. The worldwide web gives our kids access to loads of amazing educational tools and absolutely free knowledge we have…

Opinion/Analysis

California’s Cyber Security Policy Is Now the Strongest in the U.S.

By | Nov 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Technology solves a lot of problems, but it can also help contribute to new ones. Cyber attacks are on the rise and they don’t appear to be letting up. One of the dilemmas that the digital age has created is the conundrum concerning the…

Trends

Hackers Are Getting to You Through Those Online Ads

By | Nov 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

If you didn’t know, hackers buy advertising traffic on par with ads publishers. And you should think twice before clicking on any of the online ads you see on the Internet. The latest research from The Media Trust shows that video ads have recently…

Security

5 Practical Ways to Protect Your Online Business

By | Nov 5, 2015 at 10:14 am

Smart business owners are responsible. And that means making sure that all operations run smoothly, and limiting risks. Sadly, most small business owners default in these vital areas, and it’s a shame. A 2012 digital security survey by Symantec revealed that 83 percent of small businesses operated…