How 2016 became the year of the hack – and what it means for the future

December 21, 2016 By: Geof Wheelwright While new revelations about Russian hacking during the US election continue to make headlines, they were by no means the only big cyber-attacks of the last year. In fact, there were so many that you could dub 2016 as “the year of the hack”. Read More.

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FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible”

December 20, 2016 By: Jon Brodkin The US Federal Communications Commission’s two Republican members told ISPs yesterday that they will get to work on gutting net neutrality rules “as soon as possible.” FCC Republicans Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly sent a letter to five lobby groups representing wireless carriers and small ISPs; while the letter is mostly about plans to extend…

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Evernote’s New Privacy Policy Allows Its Employees To Access Your ‘Ideas’

December 14, 2016 By: Thomas Fox-Brewster In a startling update to its privacy policy, note-taking app Evernote is allowing a select group of employees to read user content for the sake of improving its machine learning technology. What’s perhaps more startling is that it appears Evernote employees have always been able to access note data, but somehow no one noticed. And…

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Online Security Tips While Traveling

By: Jane Farrell Lack of secure Internet access and haphazard habits online can wreak havoc lasting long after beach tans fade away. According to Pew Research, about 27 percent of adults in the U.S. age 65 or older own a tablet or e-reader device and 18 percent of seniors own a smartphone. Downloading an e-book or sending a quick note home…

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Are You Getting the Internet Speeds You Pay For? Probably Not.

  Are you getting the internet speed you pay for? You may think you’re paying for a 25Mbps connection, but if you read the advertised speed carefully you may notice a key phrase; “up to”. That key phrase means that your actual internet connection speed is slower than the advertised maximum of up to 25Mbps. So how can you tell…

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Celebrity Security Hacks Are Not The Only Hacks: Protecting Your Business And Home

December, 8 2016 TJ McCue Cybersecurity is in the news nearly every day. Some celebrity gets hacked or a corporation “loses” a large number of email or account usernames and passwords. Depending on where you look, it is a $400 Billion plus problem with costs or damages in the Trillions overall. Read More.

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8 Tips To Keep Your Money Safe When You Shop!

December 10, 2016 By Dian Farmer Shopping online has become much more popular recently.  It is just so convenient.  I know for me, I am sitting at my desk working and I think of something I want or need and I immediately look it up online and sometimes go right ahead and purchase it then. Read More

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Solving Security Fatigue: Four Ways to Improve Password Use

December 6, 2016 By Brian J. Dooley People are getting tired of security measures. According to a recent report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), security fatigue is a growing phenomenon that may cause users to dismiss the importance of security altogether. On average, users access about 20 secured sites regularly. Security fatigue is created by unexpected…

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Millions in US still living life in Internet slow lane

December 5, 2016 By: Jon Brodkin Millions of Americans still have extremely slow Internet speeds, a new Federal Communications Commission report shows. While the FCC defines broadband as download speeds of 25Mbps, about 47.5 million home or business Internet connections provided speeds below that threshold. Read More. 

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Net neutrality regulations under threat by Trump’s new FCC appointments

November, 22 2016 By: Geof Wheelwright Legislation that assures equal access to high-performance internet – one of the signature achievements of Obama’s administration – could be reversed under President-elect Trump after he appointed two opponents of “net neutrality” to the US communications regulator team. Read More.

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