Category: Digital Identity

Increasing Online Safety When You’re Not Tech-Savvy

For some people, online safety is easy. Especially if you’ve grown up on the internet, it’s easy to remember all the different ways to stay safe while surfing the web. However, if you don’t use the internet much, or you’re older and didn’t grow up online, it’s easy to overlook the things that many people Read More…

Legitimate Reasons to Use the Dark Web

What do you think about the dark web? You probably think exclusively of drug dealing, hiring hitmen, and the selling of Social Security numbers. If those are your only thoughts on the dark web, it makes sense that you’d want to stay as far away from it as possible. After all, there’s no way anyone Read More…

How to Stay Safe When Shopping Online

Online shopping is a great way to get whatever you need without having to go hunting for it in person. From huge retailers such as Amazon to small retailers such as the individual stores on Etsy, there’s something that caters to your needs, no matter how niche or strange. Non-cash payment options such as credit Read More…

6 Real Things You Can Find on the Dark Web

You may have heard of the dark web before: an untraceable network of websites only accessible through the Tor browser. And it hosts a lot of shady content. Most people don’t know much more than that. Rather, the phrase “dark web” just brings to mind scary online content. If you want to know more about Read More…

How to Effectively Protect Your Online Data

In the modern era, it can sometimes feel impossible to stay protected. Sure, you might have a home security system, a password on your digital devices, and a charged phone in your glove box in case you ever need to call 911 while out. But does it really matter? After all, with so many cybercriminals Read More…

Real World Tips for Online Safety

For some, it can be jarring coming to the realization that the online world and the offline world require their own unique standards of safety. After all, while most Generation Z kids grew up with the internet, those born in the early ’90s or earlier didn’t have that same experience. In those days, when your Read More…

What is the Dark Web?

If you’ve been on the internet for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about the “dark web.” However, you may not know what the dark web really is, just that it’s scary. Many people even use the term “dark web” without knowing what, exactly, they’re referring to. Instead of being terrified, read on to Read More…

The Internet Never Forgets

The internet is an incredible way to connect with other people. And it can be a great environment if you’re able to curate it properly. The issue, of course, comes when you don’t use it safely. Safe internet use is a necessity nowadays, but some people don’t take it as seriously as they should. Perhaps Read More…

How to Handle a Social Media Data Leak

No one wants to hear that their favorite social media site has suffered a data leak. Unfortunately, it happens often, as many websites continue to figure out the best way to set up security protocols to keep internet criminals out. When you see that your favorite social media site has been compromised, it’s easy to Read More…

3 Reasons to Clean Up Your Old Social Media Profiles

Almost everyone has them: old accounts from their earlier days on social media. However, a surprising amount of people never delete those profiles; they stay online for anyone to see. It might be because deleting the profile is a bit of a pain, or just because you never really got around to it. The thing Read More…