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Top Keywords to Look for in an Online Backup Provider

Backing up your most valuable information online is a great idea, but how do you know if you're getting the most out of your backup service? Looking for certain keywords within the description of your online backup provider can help guide you towards having the safest and
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5 American Films to Watch this Fourth of July Weekend

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a holiday that celebrates America's freedom from Great Britain and the day our country adopted the Declaration of Independence. While you may be busy celebrating with fireworks, parades, festivals or cookouts, you'll likely want to take some
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FTC Returns $4 Million to Consumers in Debt Collection Settlement

In a win for consumers across the country, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun mailing 95,000 checks totaling approximately $4 million to consumers who lost money to extortion, following a settlement with the collection agency responsible. The FTC settled charges in 2014 against Asset Capital and
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3 Things You Need to Know About Storing Photos in the Cloud

Most of us know by now that storing our valuable information online is the smartest way to insure yourself against loss or damage. Even those who are aren't using the cloud for data and business purposes can find a reason to make the move over into the
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Customer Service Survey Scams: Don't Fall for Them!

Scammers are creative when it comes to devising schemes to try and steal your identity and money, and the BBB and the AARP have been warning consumers about such a scam lately regarding fake customer service surveys. These days, lots of businesses try to entice customers by
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Credit Cards with the Best Intro Bonuses

If you're in the market for a new credit card that will reward you for the purchases you're already making, you're in luck. Right now credit card issuers are luring new customers with tempting introductory bonuses, some worth over $650! We've divided the intro bonuses into two categories:
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Warner Bros. Cracks Down on Piracy: Why You Should Opt for Online Video Services Instead

If you’ve recently downloaded any episodes of "Friends" from a torrent site, you might be receiving a letter or email requiring you to pay for it. That’s because Warner Bros. is reportedly charging $20 per episode to those who are illegally downloading episodes from torrent and piracy
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Is Facebook's New PGP Encryption Secure?

In early June, Facebook announced that it's adding the ability to add a PGP encryption key for its users. On its blog, Facebook said it's "very important to us that the people who use Facebook feel safe and can trust that their connection to Facebook is secure."
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Online Dating Pet Peeves: What to Do to Make Sure You Don't Get a Date

Those who have made their way around the online dating communities will tell you that there are less than ideal players in the cyber romance game. These are the people who send obnoxious messages, ask prodding questions or have vague profiles. Some of the most experienced online
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How Do You Pay for Your Purchases?

When it comes to making purchases, we all have that go-to payment option. Whether it's a debit card, a credit card, cash or a check, it's the way we prefer to pay for in-person or online purchases. But why do we always reach for that one option? Is
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