Category: Digital Identity

How to Delete Old Accounts from the Internet

If you’ve been on the internet for a while, you’ve probably created some accounts that you then abandoned. Whether they were email addresses, social media profiles on defunct websites, or abandoned accounts on popular online shopping sites, it’s a good idea to track them down and delete them. Why? If for nothing else, deleting old Read More…

4 Reasons Why Unplugging May Be a Good Idea

There are endless think pieces about how much time people spend on the internet nowadays. You might be of the opinion that people simply sink too much time into the online world. Or you might appreciate the way the internet has changed life in the 21st century. No matter what you think of the internet, Read More…

Your Complete Guide to Ad Retargeting

“Retargeting” is a term commonly used when discussing advertising. But it can be a foreign concept if you’re not involved in the world of cybersecurity or advertising. To make matters even more complicated, people discuss it in both positive and negative terms. That can make it even more confusing if you don’t know much about Read More…

Could Hackers Want Your College Data?

Data breaches are all over the news recently. It seems like, at one time or another, some companies have issues with keeping your data protected. And that means you may occasionally find yourself on the wrong side of a hacking or scamming attempt. You probably think of a few things when you consider data breaches: Read More…

Is It Time to Revisit Your Privacy Settings?

Cybersecurity is a hot topic, especially as more and more issues regarding it rise up from big companies. Part of the issue is that people haven’t passed legislation that adheres to the current reality. How do privacy laws in the physical world translate to privacy laws online? Most legislation doesn’t have an answer to this Read More…

How to Use Social Media to Share Your Vacation

When you go on vacation, it’s only natural that you’ll want to share the experience with your friends and family. Social media provides a great way to do that. You can post photos, tell people what’s happening, and share every detail with the people you love the most. However, you need to be careful when Read More…

Are You Sharing Too Much Online?

In the 21st century, people live their lives online. This can be a good thing; on the internet, you can connect with friends who live thousands of miles away, get minute-by-minute news updates, and find information about nearly any topic. However, there’s a dark side to all that convenience. If you use it too frequently, Read More…

How to Stay Safe When Shopping Online

Online shopping is a great way to get whatever you need without having to go hunting for it in person. From huge retailers such as Amazon to small retailers such as the individual stores on Etsy, there’s something that caters to your needs, no matter how niche or strange. Non-cash payment options such as credit Read More…

6 Real Things You Can Find on the Dark Web

You may have heard of the dark web before: an untraceable network of websites only accessible through the Tor browser. And it hosts a lot of shady content. Most people don’t know much more than that. Rather, the phrase “dark web” just brings to mind scary online content. If you want to know more about Read More…

How to Effectively Protect Your Online Data

In the modern era, it can sometimes feel impossible to stay protected. Sure, you might have a home security system, a password on your digital devices, and a charged phone in your glove box in case you ever need to call 911 while out. But does it really matter? After all, with so many cybercriminals Read More…