Tech Tip: Physical Security Matters

If someone dressed up in a utility provider’s uniform, would you let them in? That's the time to be gracefully suspicious, as they say in the South.

Still Looking to the Sky on the Fourth of July (photos)

Email your favorite shot of July 4, 2020, to The Georgetowner at and we will add it to this photo gallery.

Tech Tip: Why Do I Need a $900 Firewall, and Have to Pay a...

A firewall looks at all internet traffic attempting to pass through to make sure it’s legitimate, that it’s not a virus and that it was requested from an in-network device; a router does not.

D.C. Announces Bid to Host 2026 World Cup

If chosen, Washington will be one of 16 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico where matches will be played, in D.C.'s case at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

Tech Tip: Lie, Lie, Lie!

People list password challenge and identity verification information publicly (or at least freely) on their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages and feeds without giving it a second thought.

House Bill on D.C. Statehood Likely to Pass

Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the bill, H.R.51, to be discussed and voted on tomorrow, would declare the city a new state, named “Washington, Douglass Commonwealth.”

Tech Tip: Start With a Fresh Session or Browser Window

Be careful with your information. Web portal sites are filled with ads, and their overhead is paid for with information they get from you.

Defund D.C. Police? No, Says Bowser

On June 10, despite the mayor’s opposition, the District Council unanimously approved several reforms to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Tech Tip: Keep Sensitive Data Off Employee Equipment

By storing any private data that is unencrypted in the cloud, you can immediately revoke access when a device goes missing.

Tech Tip: Change Your Name — And I Don’t Mean the Last One

With the first part of your email addresses easy to figure out, hackers and cybercriminals can get access to other online services and data — or even spoof your email address to others.