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A backup today keeps the tears away!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by

Every year just before April Fools’ Day, World Backup Day takes place on March 31st. Unlike April Fools, World Backup Day is no laughing matter—it’s an important reminder for people worldwide to back up their personal data!

We all have important data on our computers, phones, and tablets. There’s photos of our family and friends, contact information, important documents, and much more. No matter how careful you are, it’s very easy to lose that data. Accidents and hardware failures happen, phones get lost, viruses and malware destroy (or ransom) your files, and disasters can occur. (more…)

Safer Internet Day – How to handle Cyberbullying

Monday, February 6th, 2017 by

What is Safer Internet Day?

The internet is a big part of our lives and everyone has a right to feel safe online. Safer Internet Day is held annually to promote the safe and respectful use of digital technology and to take a stand against cyberbullying. To make the date easy to remember, it’s held on the 2nd day of the 2nd week of the 2nd month every year. (more…)

Data Protection Day

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

The privacy of your data is important, so it’s a good thing that the 28th of January is dedicated to raising awareness about online privacy. Data Protection Day commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, way back in 1981.

Why is privacy so important? You may think you have nothing to hide, but your information is valuable, and can even be dangerous in the wrong hands. Some information is just embarrassing, like those cringe-worthy teen photos your mum put on Facebook. Other information is much more serious, such as your bank details or credit information. Because of this, it’s a good idea to know who has your information, how it’s used, and what steps you can take to keep it safe. (more…)