Category: Digital Identity

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…

How to Shop Safely Online When Using a Credit or Debit Card

E-commerce has completely changed the shopping world. Most big retailers have some form of online shopping online for customers who don’t live close to a retail store, or who just enjoy the convenience of shopping from home. There are even incredibly successful retailers that are online only. Amazon, for example, has no retail stores, but Read More…

5 Things You Didn’t Know Could Give You a Criminal Record

Most of us know it’s important to keep tabs on our credit history for fear of being denied a house purchase or business loan. What people often forget are minor indiscretions on their criminal history. That momentary lapse in judgment you might have made when you were younger can come back to haunt your personal Read More…

Your Online Identity Is a Modern-Day Resume — Here’s Why

When you go in to apply for a job, it’s considered general policy to create a resume and bring it with you. A resume stating past information relevant to the job you’re applying for is incredibly important to a hiring manager, so important that people often fine-tune their resumes over and over again to perfect Read More…

How to Teach Children to Use the Internet Safely

The internet is an important part of our everyday life. No matter who you are, it’s likely that you use the internet every day — whether you use it for work, play, or both. Over half the world’s population has internet access. That’s a whopping 4.1 billion people worldwide. The internet is an easy, simple Read More…

Is Your Social Media Spying on You? How to Protect Yourself (and Still Find People)

Facebook’s invasion of privacy is unfolding to the knowledge of the public. People are starting to realize how their information and lives have been exploited for financial gain and dishonesty. Social media platforms and applications are seamlessly connected and are storing all of the information on your smartphone. That makes it easier than ever to Read More…