Category: Digital Identity

How to Effectively Maximize Your Privacy on the Internet

If you’re like most people, privacy is a huge deal in your everyday life. You may have a home security system, and your car probably has an alarm to detect theft attempts. However, despite these efforts, you may not have considered the one place where privacy and security also matter a lot: the internet. You Read More…

Why You Should Clean Up Your Online Data

Your internet presence is made up of a number of different pieces of data. Data that is traceable through computers, smartphones, tablets, accounts, Wi-Fi networks, and much more. If you’ve ever used the internet, you have a presence online. If you haven’t cared or thought much about internet privacy, then that presence is available for Read More…

Avoid These Holiday Scams

Are you ready for the holidays? They always seem to arrive so quickly. One minute we’re buying Halloween candy, and the next we’re wondering why we only have two shopping days left. For most people, it’s the busiest time of year. There are so many things associated with the holidays. Family events, shopping, social gatherings…and Read More…

Why You Should Keep Your Phone from Tracking Your Location

Location services are a built-in part of the online experience of nearly everyone. However, some experts have started to raise concerns about privacy when it comes to location tracking. That’s why, in recent years, it’s become more of a movement to turn off your cell phone’s location services when you’re not using the feature. If Read More…

Important Things to Keep in Mind Before Accepting a Stranger’s Friend Request

While certain social media sites like Twitter allow you to follow anyone you want–usually without having to request to follow–sites like Facebook and Instagram require you to submit a friend request to keep up-to-date with someone. Many active Facebook users receive friend requests from people every day. Although most of these are likely friends you Read More…

Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication

If you’ve ever logged into one of your social media accounts from an unknown computer, you’ve probably had to go through a two-factor authentication process. With this process, you use something to prove that you’re truly the person who owns the account, usually by inputting a code that the account texts to the phone number Read More…

Why You Might Want to Make Your Social Media Accounts Private

The world of social media is constantly growing; nowadays, there are more social media websites than ever, all competing for users’ attention. Facebook holds strong at over two billion users every month; Instagram recently hit one billion users per month; and even Twitter is climbing past 300 million users monthly. Putting your life on display Read More…

The Benefits of Using a VPN or Private Browser

If you’ve ever done some research on how to be safer online, it’s likely that you’ve run into information on VPNs and private browsers. These are both options that encrypt your connection much more securely than normal browsing measures, so you can input sensitive information on the internet safely. However, most people don’t know what Read More…

Easy Ways to Stop Unwanted Emails, Spam, and Telemarketers

Whether you accidentally entered your phone or email on a disreputable website, or someone just got your contact information by taking a lucky guess, it can be extremely annoying to be suddenly inundated with calls, emails, and other spam communication. You may be tempted to stop using your phone altogether; or, you could start letting Read More…

How to Use Your Twitter Account Safely and Successfully

With any social media platform, there’s the potential for danger. Whether dealing with threats or hatred from other users, trying to get a handle on what exactly is acceptable on social media, or keeping up to date on the platform’s actual official issues; there’s a lot to do. Nowhere is that more evident than on Read More…