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The world wide web is a source of infinite information at our fingertips. You can learn something new, discover something old, or share something special of your very own. Here at Reader’s Digest, we know that not everything on the internet is as it seems, so we’re here to help you safely decode, understand, and explore all it has to offer.

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What Are Cookies, and Why Do Websites Have Them?

Cookies simplify our online lives, but it's important to understand what they are before accepting them.

How to Prevent Companies from Buying and Selling Your Personal Information

Your information is everywhere. Here's how to stop data brokers from buying and selling it.


What Does TTYL Mean?

You’ve probably read it in a text or seen it online, but what does it mean, and how...


How to Browse the Internet Anonymously

Follow these expert tips to surf the Web without being tracked.


What Is Phishing, and How Can You Prevent This Cyberattack?

Phishing is one of the oldest and most common types of cyber fraud. Here's how to protect yourself.

Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.


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How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Work, Anyway?

Ever wonder how you're able to use the Internet 36,000 feet above the ground? Here's how in-flight Wi-Fi keeps you...

Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?

Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.


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9 Things You Should Never Google

Avoid spiraling down the dark hole of Internet searches and creating unnecessary stress for yourself by skipping these keywords.


How to Get Free Wi-Fi Wherever You Go

Figuring out how to get free Wi-Fi when you're on the go isn't always easy. This step-by-step guide can help.


Amazon Music vs. Spotify: What’s the Difference?

Can't decide between Amazon Music vs. Spotify? We compare both services, prices, and features to help you decide.

15 Things That Could Happen If Social Media Disappeared

It could change society—for better and for worse.


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What Does ICYMI Mean?

You’ve likely seen it in your inbox or in your Twitter feed, but what does ICYMI mean?


What Does Wi-Fi Stand For?

Hint: It's not "wireless fidelity."


How to Disappear from the Internet

Take these steps to erase your activity from the internet's long memory


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How to Delete Yourself from Google Searches

Looking to regain a little privacy? Follow these steps to remove your personal information from Google searches—or at least hide...

47 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts to Start Using Today

Spend less time on email—and save your wrists, too—with these helpful Gmail shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.


What Is “Doomscrolling”—and How Can You Stop the Cycle?

Up late reading bad news on your phone again? Here's how to stop the unhealthy habit of doomscrolling.


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How to Avoid Security Risks on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Protect your personal information by taking precautions when using public network Wi-Fi


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7 Red Flags Someone Is Stealing Your Wi-Fi

Having an outside party steal your Wi-Fi can be, at best, inconvenient and frustrating, and at worst, harmful to you...


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35 Fun Google Tricks You’ll Want to Try Immediately

From functional to fun: The all-powerful search engine is packed with more cool Google tricks than you realized.


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8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request

LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...


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How to Hide Your House from Google Street View

If you've ever looked up your house on Google street view and seen your car in the driveway and your...


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11 Hidden Reasons Your Internet Is So Slow

If your video is lagging and downloads are taking forever, don't bang your head on your keyboard. Try these fixes...

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The Best Wireless Routers to Speed Up Your Internet

Keep your internet from getting bogged down with the best wireless routers for fast performance at the farthest range possible.


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How to Get the Best Signal from Your Router

If you want to get strong, consistent Wi-Fi throughout your home, it's important to position your router in a good...


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10 Best Websites for Selling Your Unwanted Stuff

Online options save time, are not weather dependent, and generally garner higher prices for the seller.


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How the Internet is Keeping Tabs on Your Every Move

You are being stalked everywhere you go. In your car. On your morning walk. Even in your own home—by...


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20 Free Things You Can Do Online—That Weren’t Free Before

Put your wallet away. The Internet is full of free books, free movies, free coupons, and so much more.


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How to Check Your Internet Speed (and Why It’s Important)

Nothing slows down your life like slow Internet.