¿Puedo hablar con alguien que habla inglés?

By Señior Tech from the March 2018 Edition When travelling in Spanish speaking countries, “¿Puedo hablar con alguien que habla inglés?” is a natural question. But since the advent of smartphones and ‘always on internet’, anyone with one of these devices has the ability to communicate with anyone, in virtually any language. Type in a phrase […]

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Should You Care if Net Neutrality Dies?

By Señior Tech from the January 2018 Edition The US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has voted to dismantle net neutrality rules. The ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will now be able to provide fast lanes and slow lanes for internet. Loosely translated, if your internet provider is a cable/telephone (Telco) company, your Netflix stream could suddenly develop […]

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Facebook privacy demystified (part seven) Snopes.com is back!

By Señior Tech from the September 2017 Edition Last month I wrote that Snopes.com was having difficulties. Whatever their issues, they have returned to debunking rumours. Go to Snopes.com if you see a claim and wish to know whether it is real or a hoax. For example, a few nights ago, I received a message on […]

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Facebook privacy demystified (part six) Papaya is better than Viagra

By Señior Tech from the August 2017 Edition If you have been on Facebook for any length of time, you will eventually see a post that makes a claim that seems a bit absurd. If you click on the post, you will link to an article that will try to validate the author’s stiff assertion in […]

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Facebook privacy demystified (part five) Gotcha! Games and Facebook Apps

By Señior Tech from the July 2017 Edition If you have read and followed instructions to set-up your Facebook account detailed in the previous four articles, you are ready to explore. There is, however, one other thing to inspect before your data and personal information are safe. In the Facebook universe, in addition to posting […]

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Facebook privacy demystified (part four) Set up a Group

By Señior Tech from the June 2017 Edition Another way to protect your privacy on Facebook is to set up a group. Select the down arrow from the main Facebook menu bar.  Then click “Create Group” on the drop-down menu. Groups are great for getting things done and staying in touch with just the people […]

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Facebook privacy demystified (part three) Friend me again ??

By Señior Tech from the May 2017 Edition The last few issues I have written about privacy settings in Facebook. In the past weeks, a few of my friends have posted warnings  not to friend them again. The reason, one of their friends may have friended someone who had larceny in their hearts. Once  in […]

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