Yes, asking Comcast for $10,000,000 is an unreasonable request

Michelle Frias wants $10 million from Comcast. No joke. That’s the figure in her unreasonable request against the cable giant. Read more “Yes, asking Comcast for $10,000,000 is an unreasonable request”

How to practice safe Internet on the road

Somewhere along the Kenya-Tanzania border, 8,000 miles and eight time zones from home, I got the news no traveler wants to hear: My email account had been compromised. Read more “How to practice safe Internet on the road”

Why does my “no-limit” data plan seem to have a data limit?

After Gordon Howe purchased a DISH broadband service with no data limit, he was ecstatic and relieved. As a disabled veteran, Howe relies on the Veterans Health Care website, communicates regularly with his doctors and needs constant weather updates as he lives in a mountainous rural area.

Two weeks later, Howe discovered his data was “throttled,” a technique used by data carriers to limit bandwidth, producing agonizingly slow connection speeds. For Howe, the throttled level of data was of no use. Read more “Why does my “no-limit” data plan seem to have a data limit?”

Help! I’m about to flip my wig. Where is my refund?

Not all internet retailers are created equal. Hazel Wentt learned that important lesson when she recently purchased a wig from an online company called Aliexpress. Read more “Help! I’m about to flip my wig. Where is my refund?”

No, Grammy, don’t click on that link!

While many of us are technologically savvy and can instantly recognize an email or internet scam, there is a vulnerable population that can’t. Here’s a story for my 86-year-old grandmother and the rest of the internet users who aren’t familiar with the nefarious threats lurking online, but should be. Read more “No, Grammy, don’t click on that link!”

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