Lexie is the blog's resident tech expert and gets excited about empowerment through technology, space travel, and pancakes with blueberries.
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8 ways to get rid of spam email

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It’s difficult to define exactly what constitutes email spam. What might be a useful newsletter to one person could...
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How to protect yourself from SIM swapping

2 min read
More and more services use your phone number to identify you, sometimes in addition to an email address, other...
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Global Internet and Social Media Censorship Report, 2020

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Around the world, internet censorship remains a popular tool of authoritarian governments to prevent information from spreading, to stop...
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Facebook’s cryptocurrency has governments scrambling

5 min read
There are over 2,000 cryptocurrencies, tokens, and blockchain instruments commonly traded on more than 250 platforms around the world....
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How to create a VPN

4 min read
A virtual private network (VPN) helps you protect your browsing data from internet service providers (ISPs). It can also...
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Is your car spying on you?

3 min read
Unlike many other devices, cars are not prefixed with the word smart. Even if they’re connected to the internet—and...
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How technology affects education

3 min read
Technology in education systems comes with a couple of significant obstacles, but as with previous technologies, also presents some...
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What is a CA certificate, and how does it work?

3 min read
Recently, the government of Kazakhstan temporarily forced citizens to install a Certificate Authority (CA) that allowed the state to...
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What is a Bitcoin node and who needs one?

4 min read
The Bitcoin network does not have a central authority that decides which transactions are valid and which are not....
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How to stop the Kazakhstan government from intercepting your internet traffic

2 min read
Update: The Kazakh government has halted its CA plans for now. If you previously installed the certificate, make sure...

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