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What does QR stand for & how to use a QR code

QR codes seem to be everywhere you look nowadays. You see these “square barcodes” on ads and museum exhibits, packages and Wi-Fi access points. Even if you had never noticed them before the COVID pandemic, they are sure to have caught your eye since then. But did you know that QR codes have actually been around for more than 25 years? more
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What is cyberstalking? Definition and prevention

Complete strangers can see when you’ve liked a photo, commented, and a lot of other actions. Unfortunately, there are people out there that will stalk others in-person and online.  Most of us use social media nowadays to keep in touch with friends and family, but there is also the risk of being stalked online. more
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Secure Wi-Fi router: 8 ways to keep your home network safe

Nowadays most of us use Wi-Fi at home to connect all our personal devices – computer, smartphone, smart TV, etc. – to  the internet. In addition to the convenience of checking social media from our comfy beds, however, we use our home networks for more sensitive purposes like online banking and remote work. So, it’s not just important to protect our accounts and devices from hackers, but the Wi-Fi router as well. more
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What is catfishing online & how to catch it

Online dating is the new norm for many people because it’s easy to match with people at your fingertips. Can you ever really know who you’re talking to online? Even if you haven’t seen the documentary or the popular TV show, catfishing happens more often than you might think. more
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Doxing: When your personal data is published online

In a world where a lot of our lives take place online, it can be hard to keep personal information private. This is made painfully clear by the practice of “doxing” – maliciously publishing someone’s personal data online. more
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Beware of online romance scams in 2023

Nowadays it’s common for romance to blossom online, with almost one-third of US adults having used a dating website or app. Unfortunately for all the lonely hearts out there, there are also lots of scammers online looking for money rather than love. more
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Who invented the internet and when was it invented?

We all know that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and Karl Benz, the automobile. But who invented the internet? Even though we use the internet every day, we don’t widely cite a specific genius behind this innovation. more
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Is this URL safe? How to check if a link you received is dangerous

“Check out this funny video!” “Click here for savings!” It seems like almost every email we receive these days is just begging us to click on one or several links. But unsafe links can install malware on your device or lead you to fraudulent websites. So how do you know when a URL is safe to click? more
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What is a cache? Uses, types and what happens when you clear it

“Have you tried clearing the cache?” If you’ve ever been frustrated by glitches when using a website or app or needed more storage space on your device, you may have heard this question. If a website is not displaying correctly, sometimes clearing your browser cache can help. Today our blog explains what a cache is and why it may need to be cleared. more
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Leaving Twitter: How to deactivate a Twitter account and archive data

Have you thought about deactivating your Twitter account? No matter if you are sure you want to leave Twitter, want to delete that old Twitter account you never use, or are just curious about your options – including how to archive your data – we have put together a handy explainer to help you make this important decision. more
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