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Category Archives: Online Safety

How to Stay Safe Online with Better Computer Security

Posted on by JamesMartell

Every year it seems like there is some new, more sophisticated computer virus that is harder to detect than the ones before. Every time a new social network is made available to the public, some nefarious cyber criminal is potting a way to infect the computers of those who use the new service, steal user passwords and other personal information, or commit some other type of internet crime.

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The Rise of the Internet ‘Troll’

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A quick search for ‘trolling’ on any news site will bring up a string of stories relating to this internet phenomenon. They will talk about people or groups being viciously attacked on the internet by ‘so called “trolls”.’ The quote marks that are always applied to this term and the use of ‘so called’ despite the frequency of its occurrence in the media, should give you some indication of how hesitantly it is used by journalists, and how little it is actually understood. Trolling clearly exists as a concept, and is always presented as a pejorative term by media outlets, but is it being applied correctly in these cases? The short answer is no, it isn’t. (more…)

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How to Protect Online Safety When Using Smartphones?

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Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, have become increasingly popular as Internet connections have become more susceptible to malicious third parties. Choosing a VPN provider, however, can be difficult. There are a variety of providers on the market, each claiming that their VPN service is the best. In order to compare the providers, research is necessary. There are specific indicators that a VPN service will meet or exceed the user’s expectations. These indicators are listed below. (more…)

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