by Ray Saitz

   Online is a column which appears in the Peterborough Examiner three Thursdays per month.

I am a retired Secondary School teacher who lives in Peterborough, Ontario. The column is based on the Internet and ranges from useful sites to controversial or topical items of interest to those who use the Internet casually or intensely. 

The column has appeared regularly since 1998, with the only exceptions being major holidays.

       I'm always looking to expand the horizons of the column.  Feel free to contact me with any requests for syndication or re-printing at


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Here are the links contained in recent articles in The Peterborough Examiner.  


2019 Article Links

The Past and Future of the Internet, January 03

New Year's Resolution No. 2, January 17

Hidden Settings in Windows 10, February 14 -- no links

The Amazing World of Google Search, March 07

Staying Away From Your Bank, March 21

Clearing Out the Clutter, April 11

Email Choices Can Be Confusing, May 02

Improving Your Mind, May 16

Browser Extensions and Add-ons, June 13

Privacy, Part 2, July 04

Simple Solutions for Small Problems, July 18

Moving Away From Google, August 08

Protect Your Personal Information, September 05

Deepfakes Raise Alarms, Sept. 26

Backup, Reset, Restore Win 10, Oct. 10

Browsing Anonymously, Part One, Nov. 07

Christmas Shopping Online, Nov. 28

Smartphone Addiction, Dec. 12

New Year's Resolution No. 1, January 10

What to Do With That Old Computer, February 07

Libraries in the Digital Age, February 21

Your Taxes and the Internet, March 14

Surfing the Net with the Webby Awards, April 04

Linux a Solid Alternative to Windows, April 17

Solutions to Small Problems, May 09

Traveling With Technology, June 06

Simple Steps to Ensure Some Privacy, June 20

The Great Password Problem, July 11

Protect Your Email Address, August 01

Software for Back To School, August 15

Preventing More Browser Hijacks, Sept. 12

Backup, Reset, Restore a Mobile Device, Oct. 03

Useful Things, Oct. 17

Browsing Anonymously, Part Two, Nov. 14

Hidden Win 10 Features and Apps, Dec. 05

Christmas on the Internet, Dec 19

Archive of 2018 Columns

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