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Brownsville Boys & Girls Club Keeps Kids Safe in Cyberspace

By CTN Staff

Brownsville, TN - Yesterday, West Tennessee State Operations Manager Deanna Ward attended the “Lights on After School” event at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Brownsville. With more than 50 children and a dozen parents in attendance, the event featured games, healthcare booths, and gifts/prizes, among other treats. John Copeland and Chad Reasons fromBethel University also provided a presentation on Internet safety, with emphasis on a very relevant topic – staying safe on Facebook. Kids who answered questions correctly were even awarded prizes. A fun, educational day was had by all!  

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Broadband Adoption Surges Among Connected Tennessee’s Target Groups

By CTN Staff

Last week, Connected Tennessee unveiled the very latest in broadband adoption data with the release of Tennessee’s Technology Trends 2011. Today, 64% of all Tennessee adults have broadband service at home, with broadband adoption among Connected Tennessee’s target groups experiencing an impressive increase since Connected Tennessee’s inception in 2007. Today, 50% of low-income families with children (those with incomes below $25,000) subscribe to broadband, up from just 17% in 2007 - an astonishing growth of 194%.Meanwhile, 55% of rural residents now have broadband at home, compared to just 30% in 2007, growth of 83%. Over the past...

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5 Tips for Securing Your Personal Computer

By CTN Staff

By: Connected Nation staff October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Below are some tips to help you stay safe online:   1. Keep your firewall turned on: Firewalls provide protection against outside attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary Internet traffic.   2. Always use good passwords for your PC: • Don't use passwords that are based on personal information that can be easily   accessed or guessed • Don't use words that can be found in any dictionary of any language • Develop a mnemonic for remembering complex passwords • Use a combination of lowercase and capital...

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