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Stay safe online: 5 ways to protect your privacy

Stay safe online: 5 ways to protect your privacy

Think about the multitude of information you store on, or enter into, your devices. Photos, videos, emails, social media passwords, online banking details - there’s probably a lot. And then think how it would feel if this information got into the wrong hands. Not good.

As the world's data is growing exponentially, cybercriminals have thought up increasingly complex ways to get hold of your information, from simple password hacks and phishing scams to malware attacks. Sometimes, simply oversharing can cause your personal information to be used illegitimately. If you want to keep your private information private, there are now a lot of things you need to consider. Here are five places to start...

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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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5 tips to create a strong, secure password

5 tips to create a strong, secure password

Dropbox, Twitter, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Dailymotion, MySpace and Amazon have all been affected. Lynda.com (a subsidiary of LinkedIn), UK business Three Mobile and Germany's Deutsche Telekom have all experienced it in the last few weeks. Data breaches are in full force. It’s never been more important to take steps to prevent your personal data being compromised...

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Windows 10 trouble? We might be able to help

Windows 10 trouble? We might be able to help

In the wake of recent criticism from the consumer rights group Which?, we thought we’d highlight some of the ways Piriform tools can help ease some Windows 10-related issues. 

According to Which?, "Once installed, people reported various problems, including printers, wi-fi cards and speakers no longer working with their PC; instances of lost files and email accounts no longer syncing; and, most significantly, their computer encountering such problems that they had to pay someone to repair it". 

Whilst Windows 10 is not perfect, it’s certainly getting better. According to our support team, Windows 10-related issues reported by our users have vastly reduced in the year since its launch so Microsoft are definitely responding to their customers wants. While the initial bugs and fixes causing these problems are being resolved, here are some simple tips to keep your PC pain to a minimum... 

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