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Protecting Your Privacy

iRobot Roomba
How to prevent your vacuum cleaner from collecting data about your home Protecting Your Privacy July 27, 2017
Roombas remind me of the algae eaters that quietly and efficiently clean fish tanks. Their presence is hardly noticed, but…
National Security Agency sign
9 companies that do the best job keeping your data safe from prying eyes Protect Your Rights & Identity July 18, 2017
When you do business with a company you expect them to keep your personal data private, right? Yet the sad…
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue Mobile & Electronics July 12, 2017
Some of your favorite websites might look a little different today, as some of the giants of the Internet come…
Voting machines
Report: Largest ever U.S. voter data leak impacts nearly 200 million Americans Protecting Your Privacy June 21, 2017
Ready for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of unsecured data related to our election process in the United…
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals Mobile & Electronics April 1, 2017
There is no doubt online shopping has become an increasingly popular — and very often the primary — option for people looking for…
7 little-known Facebook hacks you’ve probably never tried
7 little-known Facebook hacks you’ve probably never tried Mobile & Electronics March 25, 2017
The average Facebook user spends about 50 minutes every day on the social media network – liking, commenting and sharing…
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room Travel March 22, 2017
Taking just a few pictures of your hotel room could help police fight sex trafficking. Traffickers often post photographs of…
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN Mobile & Electronics March 13, 2017
The criminals just keep on getting more and more advanced in their ability to compromise your expectation of mobile privacy.…
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes Cars March 10, 2017
Think your data is totally protected when you're using Uber? Think again... Read more: 7 things I wish I knew…
Report: 76 iOS apps put users at risk of data interception by hackers
Report: 76 iOS apps put users at risk of data interception by hackers Mobile & Electronics February 14, 2017
A new report from mobile security company Sudo Security Group reveals 76 iOS apps show vulnerabilities which could allow hackers…
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account
Facebook’s new security feature will keep hackers out of your account Mobile & Electronics January 26, 2017
If you're worried about hackers gaining access to your Facebook account, you should be. Any time you log in to…
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors Money & Credit January 23, 2017
As if being in debt isn't bad enough -- then add aggressive debt collectors to the equation, and that can…
Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you?
Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you? Mobile & Electronics January 10, 2017
Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the captain surrounded by pirates.…
FTC: Verizon customers still being spied on by ‘supercookie’ ad partner
FTC: Verizon customers still being spied on by ‘supercookie’ ad partner Mobile & Electronics December 28, 2016
Bad news for Verizon customers who opted out of the company's 'supercookie' tracking back in 2015 — you're likely to…
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity December 27, 2016
Before you donate your household goods to a charity, you need to take certain measures to protect yourself from potential…
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk Mobile & Electronics December 15, 2016
Yahoo was hacked again -- and this time, it involves a lot more accounts. 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked The…
Want the most secure messaging possible? Download this free app
Want the most secure messaging possible? Download this free app Mobile & Electronics December 13, 2016
The greatest breach of your privacy may be through your smartphone. But there are plenty of ways you can limit…
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked Mobile & Electronics December 8, 2016
In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet…
Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral
Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral Scams & Rip-Offs December 2, 2016
If you're someone who loves a great deal andsaving money, you'reprobably alwayson the lookout for coupons. But not all coupons…
Your Android phone may be sending your texts and other data to China
Your Android phone may be sending your texts and other data to China Mobile & Electronics November 17, 2016
There's no doubt that smartphones have madelife easier --fromhow we communicate andmaintainour schedules, to how we check our bank accounts…
Did Yahoo give government officials access to every user’s emails?
Did Yahoo give government officials access to every user’s emails? Protect Your Rights & Identity October 5, 2016
Yahoo Inc is responding to a report released by Reuters claimingthe tech company'secretly built a custom software program to search…
How to protect your Social Security number after a hack
How to protect your Social Security number after a hack Protect Your Rights & Identity September 30, 2016
If you clicked here just to confirm that you have nothing to worry about, sorry – there’s plenty to worry…
The one and only reason to have a ‘piece of trash’ debit card
The one and only reason to have a ‘piece of trash’ debit card Money & Credit September 28, 2016
Pushed by the banks for years, debit cards have become a popular way to pay for everything from gas to…
Yahoo confirms hack of 500 million users
Yahoo confirms hack of 500 million users Mobile & Electronics September 22, 2016
Yahoo hasconfirmedthat information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolenfrom the company’s network in late 2014 --…
How to opt out of having your Sports Authority customer data shared
How to opt out of having your Sports Authority customer data shared Protect Your Rights & Identity September 12, 2016
Dick's Sporting Goods bought all assets of the ailing Sports Authority at auction in June..including the customer data that you…
More than 60 hotels and restaurants hit by data breach
More than 60 hotels and restaurants hit by data breach Protect Your Rights & Identity September 1, 2016
Another hotel chain is warning its customers that their payment card information may have been compromised in a malware attack.…
Are your fingerprint and eye scanners secure?
Are your fingerprint and eye scanners secure? Mobile & Electronics August 31, 2016
More and more companies, apps and devices are opting to use fingerprints, eye scans and voice recognition instead of an…
Study: Parents have no clue what their kids are actually doing online
Study: Parents have no clue what their kids are actually doing online Mobile & Electronics August 29, 2016
It's become the norm these days to see teenagers, and even young kids, constantly staring at their smartphone, tablet or some…
Apple issues urgent iPhone iOS update: Here’s how to protect your phone & information!
Apple issues urgent iPhone iOS update: Here’s how to protect your phone & information! Mobile & Electronics August 26, 2016
Spyware developed by an Israeli company and used to spy on an Arab human rights activist has led Apple to…
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