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One of the best uses for cloud storage is offsite backups. I don't mean file syncing but real backups you can use to restore entire systems or applications. CrashPlan has, until now, offered some solid options for home and SMB users, But CrashPlan's owner, Code42, has announced that CrashPlan for Home will shut down on 23 October 2017.

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March 31 is World Backup Day - an annual event geared towards backing up all your personal data. Whether you work with digital files for a living or just have a bunch of photos sitting on your smartphone, you need to put systems in place to insure against data loss - right now. Here are ten helpful guides to help you on your backup journey: from saving your Windows' Start Menu layout to backing up your kid's iPad.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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For peace of mind, you may be taking simple steps to enhance your privacy, such as taping over the webcam (a la Mark Zuckerberg), turning off location services or browsing the web in incognito mode. So it may be interesting to know Google's cybersecurity boss, Gerhard Eschelbeck, doesn't bother with any of these small measures. Here are his three top tips for protecting yourself online.

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Thanks to Acronis, we have an Apple Watch Sport (black) and a copy of Acronis True Image backup software to give away worth a combined value of $559. To win the prize, simply tell us your data loss horror story -- be it a business server catastrophe, a stolen mobile phone, or anything in-between. We also have nine copies of Acronis True Image up for grabs as runner-up prizes. Hop to it!

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As the director of cyber programs at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Esti Peshin deals with large companies around the world in developing and deploying technologies to support cyber security. With a capability built up over many years in electronic warfare, the IAI found they were able to reapply that expertise in the field of cyber security.

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Browser hijacking is fast-becoming an all-too-common scenario. But how do you know if it's happened to you? Maybe your browser is behaving oddly or perhaps your homepage is suddenly different (and you've never seen the website before). If you ever find yourself in this alarming scenario, these tips will help you to remove the threat.

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Last week, Catch Of The Day admitted to a data breach involving the loss of usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords and credit card data. What's more, it waited three whole years to disclose this information to customers. If you're as annoyed with the company as we are, you'll want to cancel your account. Here's how.