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How to Stay Safe Online

If you're online, you're at risk. Learn how to be safe with these common sense tips that can safeguard your Web privacy.
  1. Anonymous Web Browsing (2)
  2. Unblock Blocked Sites (4)
  3. Web Privacy Tips (8)
  4. Web Scams (7)

A Practical Guide to Kids Safety Online
Every parent wants their kids to be safe online, right? Of course! Use the following tips to insure your kids safety on the Web.

Ten Ways To Keep Your Search History Private
Search engines can and do keep records of searches - here's a few ways you can keep your searching history private.

Learn More About Online Privacy Issues at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
If you want to stay on top of online privacy and safety issues, you can't do much better than the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

How do I avoid porn on the Web?
Have you ever tried to find something on the Web and come across pornographic materials? Learn how to find what you're looking for and avoid porn.

Free Spyware Removal
If you're not careful on the Web, you can pick up some spyware. Here are my favorite free spyware removal tools.

National Do Not Call Registry
Find out how you can use the National Do Not Call Registry to get rid of telemarketers.

If you've ever seen an "https" in the URL address of a website, you might have wondered what it stands for.

Surf the Web Safely with WorkFriendly
Don't want to get caught browsing your favorite sites at work? Try WorkFriendly, a a web-based proxy service which will make any website look like a completely work appropriate application, such as Office 2003.

What is Wikileaks?
Wikileaks is a safe haven for anyone, anywhere in the world, to submit sensitive information that can then be read by the public. Learn more about Wikileaks and how it is changing the way we are able to consume and communicate information.

What is a Firewall?
Protecting yourself against malicious spyware on the Web is made easier with a good firewall. Find out what a firewall is and how it can help you stay safe online.

Hackers: Are They Good or Bad?
The news brings us stories of systems, governments, and corporations being hacked into by highly skilled programmers every day. Are these exploits always hostile? Or are they meant to be for the greater good? About.com shows you the difference between good and bad hackers, as well as a list of famous hackers that have done some pretty amazing...

How to Stay Safe on the Web During the Holidays
It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday season, however, this is when online predators can make their moves. Learn how to protect yourself.

What is Sexcasting, and How Can I Teach My Kids To Avoid It?
Do you know if your child is involved in the online trend of sexcasting? Find out what this is and how you can help your kids avoid this dangerous Web phenomenon.

What is spoofing?
Spoofing is something that Web searchers need to watch out for. Learn more about spoofing, the commonly used spoofing methods, and how you can avoid being tricked.

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