Privacy online

Adam 07 Oct , 2016 0 Comments Computing, General Interest email, privacy, protection

Always a hot topic, maintaining privacy online has become increasingly difficult in recent years. We should use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) to protect ourselves, along with web proxies to hide internet traffic from our PCs.

Never give your email address to a website you do not trust, it will lead to unwanted emails and can potentially add you to lists that you do not want your email address to be on.

Keep your credit card details safe, opt for a payment service such as paypal when you are purchasing when it is available for extra payment protection.

A prominent news story where privacy tactics such as the above were not used surround the arrest of a torrent website owner. Although this could be considered justice, it does highlight that some people are simply not aware of the ways they can protect their identities online.

Cloud WiFi security improvements

Adam 12 Aug , 2016 0 Comments Computing, General Interest privacy, proxy, security, vpn, wifi

Always be careful when surfing online, protect yourself by switching off your WiFi when you do not wish to connect to the internet and consider hiding behind a proxy if you wish to search for content you would rather not have linked to you.

McDonalds in the United States of America are now introducing safety measures onto their cloud networks to stop users from accessing material they deem inappropriate. It is good to hear that they are careful about what traffic they do allow but perhaps the type of content they are blocking should never have been allowed in the first place in their restaurants!