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AOL Digital Matters - Online Privacy

Three Ways a VPN Helps Protect You (that you may not know about)

You may know that a virtual private network (VPN) helps protect everything you do online by encrypting your information so that hackers and anyone else on the same network can’t easily snoop on you. After all, data moving across WiFi networks are just like radio waves and anyone with the right equipment can “listen in.”

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5 Common Tech Scams to Watch Out For

We move forward into 2017 surrounded by technology that is constantly growing and improving. While many of us take advantage of all the gadgets and software that make our lives easier (and more entertaining), we should keep in mind the possible scams or threats that could put our sensitive information at risk. Below, we’ve compiled …

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7 Ways to Clean Up Those Sloppy Digital Habits

You’ve been fortunate over the years—no lost phone, no credit card fraud, no computer viruses. Still, deep down, you fear your sloppy digital habits will eventually catch up with you. So, instead of carrying a feeling of dread and denial into the new year, how about bringing confidence and peace of mind? It’s a new …

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Wireless Safety Tips for Travelers

Packing smartphones, tablets and laptops seems like a no-brainer when it comes to traveling, whether you’re flying, driving or riding to your destination. Being connected on-the-go is convenient and entertaining (and keeps kids occupied for extended periods of time), but it can also be risky. Whether you’re using wifi on a plane or at a …

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