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What Is a Firewall?

Computer hacking may seem like a plot line from a mystery novel, but unfortunately it’s very real in today’s world.  When we use our computers to surf online, we’re immediately exposed to potential scams, viruses, and hacking, which can obtain our personal information and steal our identity. One way to help prevent the possibility of […]

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CenturyLink Corporate Social Responsibility: Charitable Actions, Government Challenges, & More

Since its founding over 85 years ago, CenturyLink has been committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The company believes positively impacting society and the environment isn’t just smart — it’s also good business. It leaves the world better than it was; leads to conscientious economic developments; and improves quality of life for employees, customers, and […]

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The Internet of Things in the Smart Home

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the network of Internet-connected devices — including everything from smartphones, vehicles, and refrigerators — that sense and communicate with their environment, and each other. There are 6.4 billion IoT devices today, and Gartner predicts that number will reach 20.8 billion by 2020, largely due to growth in the consumer market. […]

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10 Ways Gigabit Internet Can Improve Your Life

Thanks to fiber-optic technology, the Internet keeps getting faster. Major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) now offer speeds of up to one gigabit per second — approximately 80 times faster than America’s average Internet speed. Though uses for such high speeds are limited now, they will grow as gigabit Internet becomes more widespread. However, there are […]

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10 Best Cities for Technology

Silicon Valley isn’t the only hotbed of technology anymore. Today, tech companies in all industries — from healthcare and financial services to energy and robotics — are settling across the United States. Many states now have burgeoning tech centers accompanied by growing job markets. The following list highlights 10 of today’s top tech cities and […]

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A Quick Tutorial on How To Check Your IP Address

Once upon a time, the only address you needed to know was your residential address. But the Internet has changed all that: in addition to your physical address, you now likely have an email address, as well as an Internet Protocol (IP) address. If you aren’t sure exactly what an IP address is, don’t be […]

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