4 Easy Steps To Safer Browsing

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This article takes a fresh approach to traditional glob of print you have come to expect from a blog. Today, you will learn four keys to Internet safety from a web story–an appealingly interactive format recently popularized by Google. Check it out!

VPN Mythbusters: 4 Key Facts about Virtual Private Networks

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Using a myth vs. fact breakdown, this enlightening article sets the record straight about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Learn why VPNs are important, what their limitations are, and how to select a quality provider from the sea of confusing choices.

Computer Security

Learn the difference between active and passive security and discover ways to protect your computer in any environment. Whether you travel constantly with a laptop in your backpack or relax in your den with a gaming desktop, I will explain the details in simple terms so you can worry less.

Modern Communication

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Arguably the most influential lifestyle change of the Information Age, the arrival of modern communication has ushered in a new era of ease and productivity. Although some of my articles contain gloomy tales of network breaches and malware, we must occasionally step back and appreciate the standard of living enjoyed today. Without it we would still be dropping envelopes in mailboxes, waiting days to pay bills and cash checks, and relying on the local newspaper for honest journalism. Thank goodness those days are over! In the spirit of appreciation, join me in discussing these five primary categories.

In a Nutshell

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This article provides a brief glimpse into the origin story of the Internet. Travel back in time to 1969, learn about the creation of ARPANET, then journey forward through the dot.com era to come full circle into the present day.