Category Archives: Privacy

Using Nextiva and Virtual Shield on a Older iPhone

Nextiva Login Screen
To record incoming business calls that originate in the United States, I maintain a Nextiva account that I opened several years ago when I set up one of my WordPress websites.

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What is the Internet of Things?

If you have been following the tech news even a little bit over the last few years, you’ve heard of the Internet of Things. The IoT, we’re told, is supposed to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and will fundamentally change the way we live our lives.

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Did my Mac get hacked?

From today’s mail bag
My Mac acted very slowly for a week or so. Is it possible that it could have been hacked? The thing that concerns me is that it was slow for certain times, but then reverted to being okay.

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Question about cloud backups

From today’s mail bag
I’m concerned that storing data on cloud servers like iCloud and Dropbox leaves me vulnerable to security breaches and loss of confidentiality of my personal data. I noticed that Adobe is pushing hard in this direction with their Creative Cloud offerings. What can I do to protect myself?

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