I had been a contented Vistaprint customer for several years. While they don't make the highest quality business cards in the world, they're inexpensive, and their online design tools and templates are swift and painless to use. However, after the following abysmal experience, I've vowed never to use them again.
During the course of my life abroad in Japan, I've increasingly found myself in this situation:
- I find something online that I just must have--usually something very American (and a bit silly) like ridiculously potent gel that makes my teeth gloriously white.
- Not surprisingly I can't buy it in Japan. -OR- I can buy it in Japan, but the price is insanely high.
- I go to Amazon USA or Ebay and find it there, but the seller won't ship it to Japan.
Oh, and this situation is compounded by the fact my family back home loves gifting me Amazon USA gift certificates for birthdays and Christmas.
This is an outline of a presentation I delivered called "Safeguarding Your Digital Life." It summarizes best practices to follow for keeping your online identity safe from hackers and identity thieves. Feedback and additional tips are more than welcome. Enjoy!
- We have a ton of IT security systems installed, but the weakest link is the human one.
- The most fortified castle will fall due to 1 person opening the door for the Trojan Horse.
- Security is inherently inconvenient. But dealing with identity theft is far worse.
I purchased a couple Skyroam pocket wifi devices for my office and have been trying out the service in the field, as well as lending them out to traveling end-users. Here is a summary of both my own impressions and feedback I've heard from colleagues...
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