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World Password Day: 5 tips to create a strong, secure password

World Password Day: 5 tips to create a strong, secure password

It's World Password Day today, so we're celebrating with some tips to help you ensure that your private data stays safe and secure.

From the name of our first pet to a loved one's name or favorite holiday destination, we all have a bank of memories that may help us form the basis of our passwords. However, with data breaches are in full force, it’s never been more important to think carefully about how your passwords are created and take the steps needed to prevent your personal data from being compromised. Let's not make it easy for the internet bad guys...

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What is a VPN and why do I need one?

What is a VPN and why do I need one?

Many people don’t know what a VPN is and don’t use one, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be. Think for a minute about how much data you share over the internet or store on your computer or mobile. Many people openly share their photos, videos or use online banking with little thought about where their information could end up, but today’s digital life is a cat and mouse game. Hackers are working all the time to gain and exploit personal data, so protecting your privacy should be high on your agenda. VPNs are there to make sure that when you're online, your private data stays private....

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How to stop Internet Service Providers getting hold of your data

How to stop Internet Service Providers getting hold of your data

President Donald Trump has approved legislation which revokes Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules meant to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) selling consumers’ web browsing data to advertisers.

The rules, which were established under the Obama Administration, were scheduled to take effect by the end of this year...

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Data Privacy Day: tips for safe social networking

Data Privacy Day: tips for safe social networking

It's the week that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted something that looked a lot like his password, so it feels rather fitting to close it with Data Privacy Day. But what is Data Privacy Day? And what does it mean to the average human being?

January 28 marks Data Privacy Day (as it’s known in the US), which is an extension of the annual Data Protection Day celebrated in Europe. Worldwide, it’s a reminder of the responsibility that comes with sharing our personal details...

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