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  • Blog Post: 7 ways to avoid TMI

    Technology can make everything in our lives easier—including sharing too much information (TMI). Just because you can take a picture of your new credit card and post it on Instagram doesn’t mean that you should. In fact, you shouldn’t. Sharing too much information can lead to identity...
  • Blog Post: What’s your online reputation?

    Most of us put a boundary between our personal and professional lives. Online that’s not easy to do. In the Official Microsoft blog, Brendon Lynch, Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer , writes, “Every piece of personal information that exists online about you -- whether posted by you or by...
  • Blog Post: Control your search history with Bing

    Bing is the new decision engine from Microsoft. A decision engine is like a search engine that harnesses the information on the Web to help you make better decisions about things like travel reservations, shopping online, your health, and more. If you use Bing on a public computer or on your family...
  • Blog Post: Bing helps filter scareware

    In the past few weeks, we’ve been talking here about Microsoft’s new search tool called Bing . Bing helps you find Web pages, images, video, and more. It also helps you avoid downloading unwanted software to your computer (also known as malware) and helps you avoid unsafe Web sites. One of the fastest...
  • Blog Post: Use Bing to help your family search more safely

    As we’ve mentioned in the last few posts, Bing is a powerful new search tool that lets you make smarter decisions when you search the Web. It’s also a great search engine for families or for anyone who’d rather not see sexually explicit search results. Bing does not return any sexually explicit videos...
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