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What is HTTPS Everywhere?

Thumbnail image for What is HTTPS Everywhere? by Barbara J. Feldman April 14, 2014

HTTPS Everywhere is a browser plugin for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera that keeps your website connection to certain well-known sites as a secure HTTPS. It is part of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) initiative to Encrypt the Web. What does the plugin do? Many sites on the web offer some encryption over HTTPS, but (as […]

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Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone

Thumbnail image for Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2014

In addition to the built-in IOS parental controls, you can fine tune iPad and iPhone safety by choosing the right browser. But in order for these kid-friendly browsers to be effective, you MUST disable the native iOS browser Safari and disable the installation of new apps. To modify these two settings, go to Settings > […]

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Play LEGOS in Your Browser

Thumbnail image for Play LEGOS in Your Browser by Barbara J. Feldman January 28, 2014

If you haven’t yet switched to Google’s Chrome browser, their new LEGO app may push you over edge. With this new Chrome app, you can build a virtual LEGO creation and place it on a Google Map to share with the world. The available bricks are rather basic, but you can change their color at […]

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Turn off Java (not Javascript) in Your Browsers

Thumbnail image for Turn off Java (not Javascript) in Your Browsers by Barbara J. Feldman August 30, 2012

There is a cyber threat roaming the wild RIGHT NOW that takes advantage of a recently discovered flaw in Java to infect computers with malware. [Aug 30, 2012 2pm EST] Unfortunately, a Java update from Oracle is not due until October, so the best thing you can do now is disable Java in your browser. […]

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How to Slow IE9 Add-on Pop Ups

by Barbara J. Feldman February 14, 2012

If you’ve been annoyed by Internet Explorer 9′s pop-up message about the speed of your add-ons, you are not alone! Leo Notenboom of Ask Leo! explains that although there is no way to turn the message off, you can control when it appears. The message is a warning that IE9 thinks your browser add-ons are […]

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Why You Need Internet Explorer

by Barbara J. Feldman November 22, 2011

Even though you may never actually use Internet Explorer to browse the Internet, you should never delete it from your Windows machine because it used by other applications (even if you never actually do!) Learn why you should keep Internet Explorer up to date, and then, simply ignore it by reading this article from Ask […]

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