Ever looked at a product on a shopping site, only to find an ads for the site you just left show up everywhere you look? This is not only annoying, it also raises troubling privacy concerns since we usually can’t know which data these companies collect about us and how it is used exactly. Most of online tracking is harmless, but here are ways to opt-out of the major advertising networks:
Some malware is sophisticated and will evade detection by traditional anti-virus. Specific viruses like rootkits are able to trick your operating system and avoid detection. To isolate and remove them, you need a solution that operates outside of your OS.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the “WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” virus. It was released Friday, May 12th and quickly spread to over 57000 machines in over 150 countries. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of “WannaCry” is that it’s still growing. Security analysts were able to discover a kill switch on Saturday; however, this has only slowed the spread – i.e. you are still as risk. “WannaCry” is being called the biggest ransomware outbreak the Internet has ever seen. Read more →
What if you could watch your favorite sports for free ? You could save those cable fees, something done by 25% of American households. Well, turning to illegal sport streaming sites also carries its risk.Read more →
The presidential election in the United States certainly brought some new issues to the debate podium. From unprecedented discussions on cybersecurity to the feasibility of building a very large wall, it was certainly an atypical election. But the topic that has endured through 2017 has been the prevalence– and menace– of “fake news”. Read more →
Did you know it would only take Britain 8 months to fill the largest lake with rubbish? Electronic waste or “e-waste” is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK. In the last 5 years 12.5 million computers have been thrown into UK landfills, but are these computers really obsolete? According toIndependent, “less than 10% of electronics are reused, despite the fact that much of it either works or could be repaired.” A simple way to add years to your current computer and save the environment this Earth Day is to keep it clean! There are many simple ways you can do it right at home:Read more →
Have you ever got a call from your parent or Grandparent asking you for tech advice? Well, you’re not alone. Or maybe you’re a parent yourself and have had to make that call. Either way, here are some tips to help you maximize education and minimize frustration. Read more →
As all parents know, parenting is a 24 hour job. Your children and grandchildren are pretty much the most important people in your life. This week’s FixMeTip will teach you how to extend your care to the web too! Read more →