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Article 13 upload filter: what do you need to know?

The European Union has been working on an expansion of their copyright law which has caused quite some outrage, but why is it such a big deal?

Article 13 of this new law, better known as the “upload filter” is especially frowned upon. While it strives to protect the intellectual property of its creators on the internet, many wonder whether the law will end the era of open internet.

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How much does Facebook know about you?

How much does Facebook know about you?

With an increased awareness about personal privacy, social media platforms are becoming more transparent about their ways of collecting your data and dealing with it. It is no secret that Facebook collects a lot of data about its users. But how much do they actually know about you? And more importantly, how are they using this knowledge?

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How secure is the cloud storage?

How secure is the cloud?

Technology is developing at a great speed, and you may find yourself wondering whether your data is protected from the virtual dangers roaming the Internet. Many users have turned to online cloud storage providers hoping to ensure security of their files.

While cloud storage solutions are convenient and safe, there are several aspects to consider before storing your documents online.

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5 signs you have been hacked

The online world is vast and complex, it gives you access to information and tools that are essential today. However, it is also a world where hackers exist, where you read about online scams daily and data breaches happen more often than we would like.

While this paints a grim picture, it’s important to remember the many dangers that can quickly make your life more difficult. Question is: How do you know if you have been hacked?

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Google and Microsoft accused of breaching GDPR

GDPR has forced many companies to change data handling processes. However some are choosing questionable paths to keep collecting data from users. The the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) – which recently accused Nintendo of illegally denying EU customers refunds, claims that Facebook, Google and Microsoft are influencing user behavior, pushing them away from privacy-friendly options in an “unethical” way.

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How to share large files online?

Sometimes you need to share a large media file: a CAD drawing or a graphics heavy report with co-workers. Depending on the size and number of files that you need to share, this can be a problem. Attaching large files to an email is in most cases not possible. Gmail for example, only gives a total of 50MB for emails, and don’t forget that large files will use your storage quota while they are kept in the sent folder.

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