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April 10, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Can YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Sony PlayStation Vue survive the death of net neutrality?

Can YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Sony PlayStation Vue survive the death of net neutrality?

The good news for cord-cutters is that last week YouTube TV softly launched in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. So, another success story for cord-cutters, as pricey cable companies are given more competition, right? Right? Think again. … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on How to Use—and Why You Need—Let’s Encrypt More Than Ever

How to Use—and Why You Need—Let’s Encrypt More Than Ever

Want a quick and easy way to add Secure-Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) to your website? You should. Google penalizes your site’s PageRank if you don’t have it. If you have an e-commerce site, there’s even worse news. Chrome web … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by sjvn01
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Chrome browser’s ‘secure’ isn’t the same thing as ‘safe’

Google takes web security seriously. When the Google Chrome web browser encounters a payment site without Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption, it marks as insecure. Soon, Chrome will mark any HTTP site as insecure. That’s great, but … Continue reading

April 3, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

Worried about your ISP? Is someone on your coffee shop’s Wi-Fi? Or is Joe A Hacker bugging your internet? A virtual private network (VPN) can help protect your privacy. How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy. More>