Category: Digital Identity

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…

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…

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…