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Getting your “digital household” in order

Spring has sprung! As the trees bud and the flowers bloom, people get motivated to take on projects that lay dormant during the deep freeze. Spring cleaning means a lot of things to a lot of people. Closet cleanouts. Car detailing. Mattress flipping. Garage organizing. And in our increasingly connected world, spring is also a […]

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More than $22.5 million lost to romance scams in 2018

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, the RCMP is asking Canadians to be cautious when searching for that special someone online. Known as “romance scams,” some 760 victims in Canada reported losses of more than $22.5 million to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre last year, surpassing all other types of fraud.

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Netflix’s series “YOU” shines a light on online stalking

Like many others, I recently indulged in Netflix’s latest psychological thriller, “YOU”. The show is about a charming (but sinister) bookstore manager, Joe, who quickly becomes obsessed with an aspiring writer, Beck, who visits his store. After their first encounter, Joe searches for Beck online and much to his satisfaction, he easily and quickly finds […]

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What to do if you’re addicted to your smartphone

You’re walking down the street and suddenly think you feel a vibration coming from your pocket or purse. You believe your smartphone has just gone off, so you stop to check and discover it hasn’t. This innocent check may be a sign that your body has become conditioned to expect an interaction with your smartphone, […]

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