1. A photograph of a laptop displaying purple and blue fireworks. On the left side of the laptop is a wallet and mobile laying on a table. On the right side of the laptop is a cup. In the front of the laptop is a notebook, with an illustration of a lock in the StartMail brand style. On top of the notebook there are reading glasses.

    How to Keep Your Data Safe in the New Year

    The beginning of a new year is the ideal time to reevaluate your online safety and privacy practices. Whether you’re a tech-savvy user or just getting started, this blog will help you learn how to keep your data safe in the new year.

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    The 5 Best Privacy Gifts to Keep Your Data Safe

    Do you have a friend or family member who is particularly concerned about their digital privacy? Are you looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation for their security-savvy ways? Look no further! This blog post brings you the 5 best privacy gifts to keep your data safe.

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  3. Photograph of a laptop computer from a eagles eye perspective. There are two hands covering part of the keyboard. The left hand is holding a phone displaying a shopping card icon with a lock inside, indicating safe and secure online shopping. The right hand is holding a credit card. The image represent safe online shopping and provides tips for secure online transactions.

    10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

    Trillions of dollars are spent on online shopping each year while online scams and identity theft are on the rise. Here are ten tips to help you stay safe when shopping online.

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    4 Steps to Prevent Your Email From Getting Hacked

    You may think you’ll never be hacked, but every 39 seconds, there is a new attack somewhere on the internet.  According to recent statistics, email is responsible for over 90% of all cyber threats. While this may sound alarming, changing just a few daily habits can significantly reduce the risks of your accounts being hacked.

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    5 Tips to Keeping Your Email Private

    Email was one of the first modes of online communication, and arguably, the most successful. Even with the introduction of other messaging applications such as WhatsApp or Signal, the number of global email users has continued to steadily increase. In 2020, there were four billion users, and this is expected to grow to 4.6 billion by 2025. 

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    Quick Guide to Phishing

    It all starts with an email from something that appears to be from a trustworthy source designed to lure a victim. The message could look like a request from the bank, your Internet provider, or even the company you work for or follow. They usually contain a link to click or an attachment to download.

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    Quick Guide to Social Media Privacy

    When used correctly, social media can be used for good; it can help promote business, build and maintain connections to family, friends, coworkers, and potential business associates, and provide endless hours of entertainment. By nature, social media sites are used to share user-generated content; it is central to the function of these sites. While this sharing may not necessarily be a bad thing, it is important to be aware of the privacy concerns.

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    Seventeen Years of Facebook

    Seventeen years ago, roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes published thefacebook.co. Nobody could have foreseen the impact this would bring, having today over 2.5 billion monthly active users worldwide.

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    Read Between the Privacy Policies Lines

    As a citizen of the 21st century, it’s most likely that you have browsed the Internet, shopped online, or even binged on a “television” series. If you have done any of these activities online, you probably have been asked to agree on Terms of Use and Privacy Policies.

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    Tips on Creating a Strong Password

    Upper case, lower case, numbers, symbols, the tears of your enemies…a strong password creation sometimes requires thought and patience, and even though we have been using the internet for quite a while, most people still struggle with this task.

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