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There are plenty of reasons why you’d want to stay anonymous online. Maybe you want to avoid those creepy targeted ads for things you Googled earlier in the week. Or perhaps you just don’t want your previously visited websites turning up in your partner’s browsing session. Whatever the reason, privacy online is becoming a big deal as it becomes clear how little of it we really have, thanks to ubiquitous website trackers that collect data on our movements. From turning on your browser’s incognito mode, to downloading a plugin to erase your tracks, here are some tips on surfing the web without leaving (too much of) a trail.Continue reading
The Department of Justice estimates that in 2015, 17.6 million Americans were identity theft victims. Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the relaunch of its IdentityTheft.gov website, which allows victims of identity theft to create a free, personalized identity theft recovery plan.Continue reading
You’re sitting in a coffee shop, your eyeballs glued to the phone. YouTube is open, and you’re waiting for the latest comic-book movie trailer to load. Instead, you get the oh-so-familiar circular loading icon instead. And it keeps spinning and spinning. It’s at these moments that you wonder if the time has come to switch wireless carriers. But which carrier? Each of them claims to be some variation of fastest, most reliable or even newest. It’s tough to cut through the noise. Testing firm OpenSignal has some answers, with a surprising contest for the top spot.Continue reading
The future of wireless internet just happened, and it came out of nowhere. A startup called Starry is soon offering wireless internet equipment that delivers super-fast wireless internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) using a technology called millimeter wave band.Continue reading
There’s a new internet service on the horizon that promises to deliver extremely fast internet speeds for cheap, wirelessly. Called Starry, it’s exciting enough on its own terms. But the startup’s generating MJ-moonwalking-on-MTV-level enthusiasm in our newsroom not only because it rocks, but also because its competitors, frankly, are pretty bad. Here are the main reasons many Americans still can’t access quality internet service.Continue reading
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