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How many Canadians really use the Internet?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2014 10:00:31 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Low Cost Internet, Residential

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These days, it seems like everyone's on the Internet, from consumers of all ages to celebrities. This is because the Internet has grown from a smattering of Web pages to an overarching platform on which people can accomplish things like shopping, connecting with family and friends and paying bills. There isn't a lot individuals can't do as long as they're armed with a solid Internet connection.

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Vol d'identité et le Web: pensez prévention et sécurité!

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2014 10:00:19 AM / by tsiblogs posted in French, Residential

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Avec les médias sociaux, il est facile de discuter avec les amis et la famille, de retrouver d'anciennes connaissances et même de faire de nouvelles rencontres !

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Wizards head to Hogwarts online

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2014 10:00:28 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Residential, unlimited internet

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Online courses have become more popular in recent years. Thanks to the growth of the high-speed Web and streaming technologies, among other advancements, nearly half of college students now take at least one course online. That figure has doubled in the past five years, according to Campus Technology.

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Authorities are cracking down on BlackShades malware

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 8, 2014 10:00:39 AM / by tsiblogs posted in High Usage Rate, Residential

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Every few months, it seems that new reports emerge outlining the latest virus or other hacking strategy that has the potential to affect Internet users across the globe. In fact, these have become so common there's a worry that individuals are becoming desensitized. For instance, take the recent Heartbleed bug. While many people are sure to have changed their passwords in the wake of the situation, chances are good that others decided not to, thinking that if they didn't see any evidence of identity theft on their bank statements, they didn't have to worry about anything.

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What should you tell kids about social media?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2014 10:00:25 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Low Cost Internet, Residential

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Parents still rule the roost, there's no question about it. It's mom and dad who decide bedtimes, pick out what's for dinner, set curfews and so on. However, at this point, especially because we live in such a connected, digital age, there's not a lot they can do to stop kids from going online.

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Canadians receive increased privacy protection

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2014 10:00:27 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, Business Services 2, Residential

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In a landmark decision, Canada's highest court ruled that police must obtain a warrant to uncover citizens' anonymous activities on the Internet. The ruling bars Internet Service Providers from unveiling personal customer information to cops making a verbal request for such data. CBC News reported that the information is provided regularly now and has been throughout the recent past.

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Stop cyberbullying from home

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2014 10:00:25 AM / by tsiblogs posted in High Usage Rate, Residential

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Even a few years ago, the average picture of a bully was someone who stole a little kid's lunch money or hurled taunts on the playground. That's certainly not the case anymore. If anything, it's easier for children to make fun of each other now - they can hide behind the anonymity of the Internet.

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Mobile phones and check cashing. Easy and safe?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 3, 2014 10:00:18 AM / by tsiblogs posted in Business, Business Services 1, Residential

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New apps for your mobile phone are making it easier to cash a check but is it safer than going to the bank to get your money?  New guidelines established by the Canadian Payments Association allow Canadians to take a picture of their check via mobile phone and then send that off to the bank.

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What's your password?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2014 10:00:36 AM / by tsiblogs posted in password, Residential, safety, security

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No matter what you do online, chances are good that you've got a number of accounts that require passwords. First and foremost, simply going on the Internet might mean typing in a pass code to tap into Wi-Fi, or perhaps you need login information immediately upon turning on your computer. That doesn't even take into account email, social media, billing, banking, entertainment and many other passwords.

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Vol d'identité sur le Web : ce que les fraudeurs recherchent

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2014 10:00:37 AM / by tsiblogs posted in French, Residential

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Le vol d'identité sur le Web est devenu un des grands dangers qui guettent les internautes et il est important de bien se protéger en ne divulguant pas certaines informations personnelles comme sa date de naissance, son numéro d'assurance sociale, son numéro de carte de crédit, son adresse et le nom de jeune fille de sa mère. Ce sont des informations qui peuvent alimenter très certainement la probabilité d'être victime d'un vol d'identité.

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