In order to have a personalized experience on the web, whether to customize information, find products you want, or just search for a long-lost friend, you need to use personal information. You have an interest in protecting that information just as you would with your home security. This site has been built and launched to show you how.

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The Online Privacy Alliance lead and supported self-regulatory initiatives that created an environment of trust and that foster the protection of individuals' privacy online and in electronic commerce.For businesses and webmasters wanting to comply with the ever increasing strict regulations and protocols as in Europe,Privacy Alliance recommends obtaining the advise of a credited and qualified internet marketers in your State who are upto date with local laws.

For Privacy Concerned Users.

Identity protection is one step closer towards protecting your privacy. The privacy of individuals is crucial for safety and security, for both personal and professional reasons. The best way to ensure your privacy is protected online is to familiarize yourself with basic software, choosing the right browser and anti-viral program. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the best type of computer, printer, keyboard, hard drive, mouse and any other computer devices for proficiency.

Nowadays, whether it be social or business,more and more interaction is being done online.Social networks such as Google + and Facebook have privacy issues that need to be considered and understood before joining wholeheartedly.Such issues are discussed here. Other things such as making online applications should be done warily and by reading the privacy policies of such websites.You should also research and ascertain whether the websites belong to valid and authentic businesses.

Boost Your Privacy Through Online Reputation Management

It’s likely happened to everyone with a social media profiles – someone comes across a picture or a post or simply something else you’re associated with that you would have rather they didn’t. Maybe that person is a parent, spouse or even an employer. Online reputation management is an effective way to control the information that is available about you online. Whether you want to promote your positive attributes when applying to a new job, or simple want to remove any webpages that put you in a negative light, online reputation management agencies are able maximize the positive reach of your online presence. Read more.

NSA Whistleblower Reveals The Government Is Spying On Ordinary American's Cell Phone Calls

It seems like the news is constantly full of United States citizens cautious of the government and their invasion into our everyday lives. One way in which many whistleblowers have exposed this personal intrusion is through the government’s reported monitoring of our cell phone records. Over the past few years, government agencies have been accused of keeping track of the phone calls and transmitted data of its own people through a program initially designed to be used for overseas transmissions. Read more.

How To Recover Deleted Files

Everyone, from time to time, accidently deletes an important file – there is no way around it. Sometimes, this can be the result of deleting a folder without checking its contents closely. Other times, a simple slip of the mouse can cause you to remove the wrong file from your computer. No matter how you ended up deleting your important data, the first reaction is commonly one of panic. Most frequently though, there is little reason for concern as it is often much easier than most people think to recover deleted files. Read more.

Wall Street Journal

FCC 'Net Neutrality' Plan Calls for More Power Over Broadband
Wall Street Journal
But the plan by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't expected to satisfy all proponents of “net neutrality”—the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally—because it would still allow broadband providers to cut deals with content ...
FCC reportedly close to reclassifying ISPs as common carriersArs Technica
FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutralityPCWorld
Verizon warns FCC could violate lawThe Hill
Multichannel News -National Journal
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Our Failing Weather Infrastructure
New York Times
Each of these instances revealed just how fragile our national weather program really is, and how desperately we need to invest significantly more in the weather infrastructure, technology and the kind of communication redundancies that will keep all ...

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As Infrastructure Crumbles, Trillions Of Gallons Of Water Lost
Imagine Manhattan under almost 300 feet of water. Not water from a hurricane or a tsunami, but purified drinking water — 2.1 trillion gallons of it. That's the amount of water that researchers estimate is lost each year in this country because of ...

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Reuters UK

BT targets big spenders as broadband battle intensifies
Reuters UK
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's BT (BT.L) said it would not be drawn into a price war with rivals such as BSkyB (BSY.L), as it offset slower broadband growth in its second quarter with customers paying more for superfast internet connections and sports TV.
BT lifts dividend payout as broadband business growsFinancial Times
BT profits jump 13pc on demand for superfast
BT Profit Jumps 10% Due to Demand in Broadband and Sport PackagesInternational Business Times UK
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Daily Mail

How to get a broadband deal that's cheap AND safe
Daily Mail
Bear in mind, though, that the speed of broadband varies depending on where you live. Those who live in rural areas usually have slower internet than those in urban areas. Broadband speed is also dependent on how far you are from your local telephone ...