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Internet Safety Guide: Parental Controls

Between school and social interactions, kids are using the Internet at younger ages than ever. But news stories about cyberbullying, chat room deceptions, adult websites, and online scams can worry parents. What could their child find online? Will they become a victim of fraud or mean-spirited tricks? While it’s nearly impossible to watch over your […]

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Internet Safety Guide: ID Theft & Fraud

In 2014, 17.6 million people in the U.S. had their identities stolen, with total financial losses reaching $15.4 billion. Identity theft is a very real — and frightening — possibility. Worse still, you don’t always know your identity was compromised until you see fraudulent activity. Read on to learn more about identity theft, as well […]

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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. Consider that during 2013 and 2014, 432 million online accounts were hacked, and 47% of U.S. adults had their personal information exposed by hackers. Also note that between 2015-2016 more than 177,866,236 personal records were […]

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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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