How to check if you have a Google+ account — and delete it | by INSIDER

Google is shutting down Google+. If you have a Google+ account, I highly recommend you delete it. Steps to delete the account can be found by clicking on the source link below…

After a Wall Street Journal report revealed that Google accidentally exposed personal information of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users, you might be thinking about deleting your account before the social network formally shuts down. We’ve got you covered.

Source: How to check if you have a Google+ account — and delete it – INSIDER

How to Delete Your Facebook Account | by PCMag.com

You can delete your account (permanently) but, nothing is ever permanent when it comes to the internet (and that includes Facebook).

To fully delete your Facebook account forever and ever, go to facebook.com/help/delete_account. Just be aware that, per the Facebook data use policy, “after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.”

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Source: How to Delete Your Facebook Account | PCMag.com

Here is “4 Ways to Factory Reset Your Windows Computer”

The very first thing this article will instruct you to do is to make sure you have backed up your personal files. Reason for that is that one you go nuclear and perform a factory reset, all will be lost… Secondly, the reset options available vary, depending on your Windows version; however, after reading the instructions you will get the drift.

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Want to know how to factory reset a computer? We show you the best methods to reset a Windows computer using Windows 10, 8, or 7.

Source: 4 Ways to Factory Reset Your Windows Computer

Did you know you can now “Send Secure, Self-Destructing Emails in Gmail using Confidential Mode?”

I did not know this feature was even there until I read the article at one of my favorite sites (I Love Free Software). Yes, you can now send secure, self-destructing emails in Gmail using what is called confidential mode. I encourage you to learn how to use this feature by following the tutorial that is provided by clicking on the source link below.

secure and self destructing email created using gmail confidential mode

This tutorial explains how to send secure and self destructing emails in Gmail using confidential mode. This is a new feature of Gmail which has come with its new interface. While composing an email in Gmail, you can turn on confidential mode in a single click. After that, you can set expiration time of the email using the preset options (expire in 1 day, 3 months, 1 week, 1 month, or 5 years). Apart from that, it also provides passcode feature to securely send that particular self destructing email.

Source: How to Send Secure, Self Destructing Emails in Gmail using Confidential Mode

Here is “How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera” | Gizmo’s Freeware

Desktop notifications can be a pain in the butt… Here is how to stop them outright (in Firefox, Chrome and Opera).

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Desktop notifications from websites in your browser can be useful, or an annoyance. If you never want to see that permission box, here’s how to turn off desktop notifications on Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.

Source: How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera | Gizmo’s Freeware

Here is a descriptive list of “Back to School Cyber Security Tips” – The LastPass Blog

These tips are good educational points for, not only for Students, but for everyone. I have found over the years people do not take online and device security seriously and/or do not have a good understanding of it. I encourage you to follow the source link below to learn the basics and learn how to keep your online presence safe.

Online and device security may not be the first thing that comes to mind with the new school year, but more and more middle school, high school and college students have mobile devices, laptops, and online educational requirements. It is more important than ever that students protect their digital lives as much as adults.

Source: Back to School Cyber Security Tips – The LastPass Blog

Learn “How To Organize Your Messy Windows Desktop (And Keep It That Way)”

When I was working as an IT Manager years ago I was stickler with the end-user on organized file management, which included saving files and program shortcuts to the Windows desktop. I would train people to save their work to a root folder and teach them to keep the desktop as clean as possible. A desktop that gets out of control will cause you anxiety and lead to a less productive computer experience; besides, in the workplace openly displaying files (even their names), that others around you can see, could present a security risk or lead to confidentiality issues. A cluttered desktop is like having a cluttered office and portrays the lack of organizational skills.

With that being said, below is a good post I found that will assist you at home and work in maintaining and organizing your desktop.

 

The desktop is a convenient place to store files and program shortcuts, but it can get messy fast. Here’s how to tidy your desktop up so you can quickly find everything you’re looking for—and make sure it stays nice and organized.

Source: How To Organize Your Messy Windows Desktop (And Keep It That Way)

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