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AT&T’s fraud detector app just blocked its 1 billionth scam call
AT&T’s fraud detector app just blocked its 1 billionth scam call Mobile & Electronics April 17, 2016
If you hate robocalls, AT&T's got your back with a free app designed to shut the spam calls down cold…
Is your iPhone at risk?
Is your iPhone at risk? Mobile & Electronics April 8, 2016
On Wednesday, FBI Director James Comeytold a group atKenyon College in Ohiothat the U.S. government had purchased 'a tool' from…
Why you need to turn paper statements back on
Why you need to turn paper statements back on Protect Your Rights & Identity April 5, 2016
Paper statements help prove your balance in event of catastrophic attack If you think about all the companies you do…
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 30, 2016
Read more: 7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors and how to avoid…
Google reveals 77% of its online traffic is encrypted
Google reveals 77% of its online traffic is encrypted Mobile & Electronics March 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being…
How to download your past Google searches
How to download your past Google searches Mobile & Electronics March 15, 2016
We spend a lot of time on the Internet. Wouldn't it be nice if you could see your entire Google…
4 tools to stop online ads from tracking you
4 tools to stop online ads from tracking you Mobile & Electronics March 3, 2016
Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple…
Florida man sues Facebook for Happy Birthday texts
Florida man sues Facebook for Happy Birthday texts Mobile & Electronics February 17, 2016
SPRING HILL, Fla. — A Florida man is suing social media giant Facebook because he says they sent him unsolicited…
Fitness trackers can be used against you in a court of law
Fitness trackers can be used against you in a court of law Health February 9, 2016
ATLANTA — It counts your steps, your heart rate, and even how well you sleep at night. Tens of millions…
How to block email trackers in retail newsletters
How to block email trackers in retail newsletters Mobile & Electronics January 15, 2016
Read more: Eliminate email clutter forever with this new tool Warning: Apple email scam is stealing users' personal information Uber…
Qkey offers a safer way to browse and shop online
Qkey offers a safer way to browse and shop online Protect Your Identity January 7, 2016
So much of what's popping up at CES 2016 is about security and you protecting yourself online. Qkey is a…
New phone app make it safer to walk home alone
New phone app make it safer to walk home alone Mobile & Electronics November 18, 2015
Read more: The best and cheapest home security system Easy & inexpensive home security
Easy way to know if your account has been compromised
Easy way to know if your account has been compromised Protect Your Rights & Identity October 9, 2015
With all the endless news of data breaches these days, it's easy to wonder, 'Has my e-mail address been stolen?'…
Fake package tracking notification could be malware
Fake package tracking notification could be malware Mobile & Electronics September 17, 2015
An ugly email virus scam masquerading as a delivery notice could foul up your finances this Christmas season. Now's a…
Lyft, First National Bank want the right to robocall you
Lyft, First National Bank want the right to robocall you Protect Your Rights & Identity September 14, 2015
Here's yet another case of companies behaving badly. Two big companies have both announced new terms of service that raise…
Spotify’s new privacy policy collects personal data
Spotify’s new privacy policy collects personal data Protect Your Identity August 24, 2015
Spotify’snew privacy policy has been met with raised eyebrows from critics. After a recent app update, the music streaming service…
Two inventors develop new app to stop robocalls
Two inventors develop new app to stop robocalls Business & Entrepreneurs August 18, 2015
Ethan Garr and Bryan Moyles have won a competition hosted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that offered a large…
Most Android phones can be hacked with one simple text
Most Android phones can be hacked with one simple text Mobile & Electronics August 10, 2015
A flaw found in Android's software puts 95% of usersat risk of being hacked, according to a security research company.…
Cheap way to hire a private detective online
Cheap way to hire a private detective online Life August 5, 2015
If you're dating someone you met online, how can you be sure that person is really who they say they…
Chrysler recalls several Jeeps and other vehicles over hijack threat
Chrysler recalls several Jeeps and other vehicles over hijack threat Cars July 25, 2015
Chrysler announced Friday that it is recalling 1.4 million cars due to a security flaw that makes them vulnerable to…
Google wants to sequence your DNA on Ancestry.com
Google wants to sequence your DNA on Ancestry.com Health July 23, 2015
If you are worried about social media and websites having too much access to your digital information (ahem, Ashley Madison),…
Watch hackers remotely take control of a Jeep on the highway
Watch hackers remotely take control of a Jeep on the highway Cars July 21, 2015
Hackers claim they have developed software that can effectively take control of a Jeep Cherokee's dashboard, transmission, steering and even…
How to keep your digital footprint small and secure.
How to keep your digital footprint small and secure. Featured Video June 25, 2015
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Uber Plans to Track Users at All Times
Uber Plans to Track Users at All Times Cars June 24, 2015
If you use Uber, you might want to reconsider. Uber, the app that functions as a modern taxi service, wants…
Free and cheap tools to safely store all your passwords in one place
Free and cheap tools to safely store all your passwords in one place Protect Your Rights & Identity June 16, 2015
Criminals are finding more and more ways to tap into all sorts of websites, including social media accounts, in order to steal people's identity,…
Facebook Messenger Could Be Used to Spy On You
Facebook Messenger Could Be Used to Spy On You Home May 28, 2015
If you use Facebook messenger to chat with your friends (and millions of us do), you might want to hear…
Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst
Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst Protect Your Rights & Identity May 21, 2015
Medical records have become the hot new target of crooks looking to steal your identity. Some 1 in 4 adult…
How To Opt Out of Verizon’s Super Cookie Tracking
How To Opt Out of Verizon’s Super Cookie Tracking Mobile & Electronics April 17, 2015
Verizon has finally relented on its most invasive customer spying measure to date and now allows you to opt of…
Making Internet Privacy Easy
Making Internet Privacy Easy Mobile & Electronics April 17, 2015
Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple…
Credit freezes: Your biggest questions
Credit freezes: Your biggest questions Money & Credit April 16, 2015
At Clark's Consumer Action Center, some of ourmost frequent callsinvolvecredit freezes and credit thaws. CAC Director Lori Silverman answers your…
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