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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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Is Facebook Marketplace Safe? 12 Tips for Avoiding Scams

Buying and selling things on Facebook Marketplace is a great way to make some extra cash or save a few bucks, but your safety always comes first

What Is Mastodon, and Why Are People Leaving Twitter for It?

As Twitter deflates and users leave in droves—Mastodon gains traction.


Why You Should Be Putting Aluminum Foil Behind Your Router

This surprising hack could be the remedy when your Wi-Fi throws a buffering tantrum—but is it the real deal or...


Why You Should Think Twice Before Connecting to Your Hotel’s Wi-Fi on Your Next Vacation

As you soak in the sun, hackers are lurking in the shadows, preying on unsuspecting tourists who connect to the...


10 Reasons Your Home Internet Is So Slow—and How to Fix It

Get up to speed (pun intended!) on why your Wi-Fi is so slow and the easy fixes to give it...

These Simple Online Travel Tools Helped Me Save $911 on My Vacation

An AI travel planner may not magically make flight prices decrease, but AI and other online tools can save you...


Google’s New Tool Will Alert You When Your Private Info Appears Online—Here’s What to Ex...

Google's Results About You feature is a powerful tool to have in your online privacy toolbox, and soon it'll warn...

Is Your Car Spying On You?

Your car is definitely listening to you and recording your moves—but what is it doing with this information?


5 Tips for Getting Around News Paywalls

The next time you get hit with a paywall while perusing the news, try one of these tips to get...


150 Funny Usernames That Will Crack You Up Every Time You Log In

Get their attention and give 'em a laugh with these crowd-pleasing, laugh-out-loud funny usernames


This Is How to Clear Your Cache—and Why You Should

Learning how to clear your cache can fix many of your tech-related woes, from a slow device to webpage loading...

How to Snooze Your Browser Tabs

Did you know you can snooze browser tabs? You can, and it not only helps your computer's memory and battery,...


How to Blur Out Your House on Google Maps—and Why You Should

Hiding your home on Google Maps is an effective (and easy) way to protect your family's privacy


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

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


Should You Use the Thumbs Up Emoji? Your Gen Z Co-Workers Want You to Stop

Many younger office workers see it as passive-aggressive, along with several other emojis used by "old people."


How to Spot Military Romance Scams: 13 Telltale Signs to Watch Out For

Military romance scams are on the rise, so stay up to date on these common cons—and learn how to protect...

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.


What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Our complete guide to the metaverse will teach you everything you need to know about the technology you haven't heard...


Web3 Is the Future of the Internet—Here’s Why You Need to Know About It

Web3 is the newest version of the internet. Here's what that means, what to expect and when it's coming.


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.


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?