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How to Protect Your Company’s Reputation Online

How to Protect Your Company’s Reputation Online

When you run a successful business, you accrue a large client base. It eventually becomes impossible to please everyone, leading to some negative online reviews. With the rise of social media making it easier than ever before to take negative thoughts into the public’s view, you need to take a step back and consider your organization’s stance on how it deals with online reputation management.

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The Nigelthorn Malware is a Lot Less Friendly than its Namesake

The Nigelthorn Malware is a Lot Less Friendly than its Namesake

You can never be too careful about what you install on your computers. In this most recent example, Google Chrome users are finding themselves targeted by a new type of malware called Nigelthorn.

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Are Streaming and Social Media Giving You Headaches?

Are Streaming and Social Media Giving You Headaches?

Technology is omnipresent in this day and age. You can’t drive down the street without seeing a tween walking along staring into his/her smartphone, the fitness-minded person running with wireless headphones, or your car telling you that you have a new message. Nowhere is this tech explosion more visible than in your wallet. Today, we will take a look at two relatively new, and widely utilized technologies, and how you can keep them from costing you an arm and a leg.

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Keep Security in Mind on Social Media

Keep Security in Mind on Social Media

Social media was created with the intent of staying in touch with others, but it comes with nasty repercussions. It comes at significant risk to both your personal and professional security. How can you make sure that your social media usage isn’t putting your organization at risk of compromisation or worse? The first thing that you want to take into account is awareness.

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You Don’t Want Decision-Makers Reading Disinformation

You Don’t Want Decision-Makers Reading Disinformation

We live in an era where the term “fake news” makes up a significant portion of the headlines. The Internet makes it very easy to misinform others and spread false rumors or news, as you can do so relatively anonymously with little fear of consequence. This has become a problem on social media sites like Facebook, which recently shut down a major “troll farm” in response to continued complaints.

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Tip of the Week: Concerned About Privacy? Adjust These 3 Settings to Your Twitter Account

Tip of the Week: Concerned About Privacy? Adjust These 3 Settings to Your Twitter Account

As per usual in the world of websites and online services, Twitter has updated its privacy policy. However, this comes with the unfortunate side-effect of the web service providing its users’ information to advertisers. While this might sound inconvenient, we’ll walk you through some steps that you can take to enhance your privacy in lieu of this change.

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Tip of the Week: How to Disable Videos in Your Facebook News Feed From Automatically Playing Sound

Tip of the Week: How to Disable Videos in Your Facebook News Feed From Automatically Playing Sound

Facebook has turned up the volume of your timeline with the most recent update to its app. Now, as you scroll through your feed, videos automatically play sound. Given the unpredictability of what video is going to pop up next, it’s likely that you’ll want to disable this setting, and soon.

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