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DuckDuckGo is a company that has been strongly associated with privacy since it's been around.

Their search engine doesn't track you. They have browser extensions (for the likes of Firefox and Google Chrome) for increased privacy.

One of DuckDuckGo's most recent privacy offerings is its mobile b...

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With the increasing popularity of NFC and RFID technology being used in smartphones as a method for delivering "wallet" payments and more credit cards use RFID technology, security issues arise.

How secure are they? Can't they be skimmed? What's th...

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CTRL C and then CTRL V.

(For the Mac users: COMMAND+C and then COMMAND+V.)

Familiar? That's how you copy and paste on a keyboard.

For your touchscreen device it's as simple as highlighting the text with your finger and tapping "Copy."

The copy and paste function across desktops and ot...

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Even before the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a lot of people worked from home at least some of the time.

One study conducted by the International Workplace Group (IWG) found that approximately 70% of the global workforce worked from home at least once a week.

The IWG also f...

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Memory capacity for everyone is limited. Remembering stuff seems to get harder and harder every day, doesn't it?

But you commit some things to memory right?

I recommend committing a couple passwords to memory too. Not many, really. Only a coupl...

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Why should I use HTTPS?

Put simply, regular old HTTP doesn't cut it anymore.

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