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Prevent Spam and Theft of Your Email Address with this Browser Extension

Prevent Spam and Theft of Your Email Address with this Browser Extension | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
An add-on for the Chrome and Firefox browsers called MaskMe is described. This extension provides a way to hide your real email address when registering for online services.
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How to defend your privacy online

How to defend your privacy online | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
If this week's 60 Minutes story made you want to throw the data brokers and ad trackers off your trail, here’s how you can lead a more private life online
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Here's Everywhere You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication Right Now

Here's Everywhere You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication Right Now | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to make sure your accounts don't get hacked.
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Faceless.me Anonymous VPN Service, No Logs Kept

Faceless.me Anonymous VPN Service, No Logs Kept | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Faceless.me is a cheap VPN service that allows to surf the web anonymously, protect sensitive data and access region-restricted content.
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How To Avoid Getting Hacked

How To Avoid Getting Hacked | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Hackers want your information. In 2012, over 12 million unsuspecting internet users fell victim to cyber-security threats.
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12 Facebook Page Functions You Might Have Missed | Ignite Social Media

12 Facebook Page Functions You Might Have Missed | Ignite Social Media | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
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FB Checker: A Desktop App To Find Out If a Facebook Profile Is Fake

FB Checker: A Desktop App To Find Out If a Facebook Profile Is Fake | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
FB Checker is a nifty desktop utility that is compatible with computers running Windows. This freeware application helps you determine whether or not the Facebook profiles you are visiting are fake.
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AVG Rescue CD | PC Rescue and Repair Toolkit

AVG Rescue CD | PC Rescue and Repair Toolkit | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Keep your systems running smoothly with protection from AVG Rescue CD. This comprehensive toolkit repairs system crashes and returns systems to operating at full capacity.
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Download Avira AntiVir Rescue System | Official Website

Avira AntiVir Rescue System (formerly known as Avira Rescue CD) repairs your damaged system and allows you to rescue your data. Download Antivir Rescue System
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Free Online Virus Scan - Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA

Free Online Virus Scan - Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
HouseCall is a free virus scanner offered by Trend Micro, which checks whether a computer has been infected by viruses, spyware, or other malware.
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SoftPerfect WiFi Guard: keep your WiFi secure

SoftPerfect WiFi Guard: keep your WiFi secure | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
A specialised network scanner it runs through your network at set intervals and reports immediately if it has found any new connected devices that could possibly belong to an intruder.
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Your Clever Password Tricks Aren't Protecting You from Today's Hackers

Your Clever Password Tricks Aren't Protecting You from Today's Hackers | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you're probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you think you've heard it all already, though, today's password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use. Here's what's changed and what you should do about it.
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Facebook Privacy and User Habits [Infographic]

Facebook Privacy and User Habits [Infographic] | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Regularly checking your privacy settings is important because Facebook makes changes to the privacy section a few times per year.

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Infographic: Everything you need to know about privacy on Facebook

Infographic:  Everything you need to know about privacy on Facebook | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it

As more people sign up for Facebook, it’s important to note that the site largely places privacy control in the user’s hands. The default setting for privacy is public, and many people don’t change it. So what steps can you take to manage your Facebook privacy like an expert?


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Gebruik deze infografiek als checklijstje van je privacy instellingen bij Facebook.  

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 13, 2013 3:26 PM

Some valuable tips on maintaining your privacy on Facebook. It is important to know who is watching you.

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Privacy is in YOUR hands!!!

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Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Use These Facebook Privacy Settings to Eradicate Over-Sharing | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Facebook wants you to share as much information about yourself as possible. It wants your friends to do the same. After all, the more personal details you feed into the network, the less likely you are to pack your data suitcase and leave.
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How to Stay Safe While Online

How to Stay Safe While Online | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
  With the amount of malware currently prowling the internet it's very important to fully protect your computer from online dangers.
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Lost Your Windows Administrator Password? Here’s How to Fix It

Lost Your Windows Administrator Password? Here’s How to Fix It | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
You’ve lost control. All the accounts you can access on your Windows computer aren’t Administrator accounts, meaning you’re helpless to install software, update drivers or do any kind of administration whatsoever.
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The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Managing Your Facebook Privacy | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Keeping your Facebook info private is getting harder and harder all the time—mostly because Facebook keeps trying to make it public.
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What is Windows Defender Offline?

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Learn about Windows Defener Offline and how it helps remove malicious and malicious and other potentially unwanted software.
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Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
ESET software provides advanced proactive antivirus protection. Download the award-winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus or ESET Smart Security now!
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Why USB Sticks Are Dangerous & How To Protect Yourself

Why USB Sticks Are Dangerous & How To Protect Yourself | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
USB drives are so pervasive in today’s world of technology, but when they first debuted, they revolutionized data exchange.
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