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Protecting Your Privacy

3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features
3 things to know about Google’s new privacy and security features Protect Your Rights & Identity June 22, 2018
After public outcry in response to high-profile data breaches and the Facebook data scandal, tech companies are finally starting to…
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack Protect Your Identity June 7, 2018
Ticketing website Ticketfly is back online after being hacked last week in a high-profile data breach. It was initially reported that “thousands” of…
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now Privacy & Security June 7, 2018
If your home or office computer uses a router, there's a good chance the device may be hit with a…
6 common password mistakes & how to avoid them
6 common password mistakes & how to avoid them Protect Your Rights & Identity June 5, 2018
Internet passwords have come a long way over the years. It used to be quite common for people to use…
T-Mobile website data breach exposed customer addresses, PINs
T-Mobile website data breach exposed customer addresses, PINs Protect Your Identity May 25, 2018
T-Mobile may bill itself as the "Un-carrier" because it bucks customer-unfriendly practices in the wireless industry, but it looks like…
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 May 22, 2018
Pushed by the banks for years, debit cards have become a popular way to pay for everything from gas to…
Get a call from a Dish Network telemarketer? You could be owed up to $1,200!
Get a call from a Dish Network telemarketer? You could be owed up to $1,200! Protecting Your Privacy May 7, 2018
Telemarketers can be annoying, but a particular call you may have received years ago from staffers representing Dish Network may…
How to choose a good password
How to choose a good password Protect Your Identity May 4, 2018
Password protection should be a priority for us all. Just this week, social networking site Twitter said that it found…
Elderly woman on Facebook
Please warn your friends and family not to fall for this Facebook lottery scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2018
Facebook has been raked over the coals lately – and rightly so – for allowing third-party apps to trick users…
More than 1M kids had their identities stolen in 2017 — here’s how to protect yours
More than 1M kids had their identities stolen in 2017 — here’s how to protect yours Identity Theft April 24, 2018
The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" predates the smartphone era, but it may be just as…
Warning: Think twice before answering these Facebook poll questions
Warning: Think twice before answering these Facebook poll questions News April 24, 2018
Following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, many Facebook users have been thinking long and hard about the information they share with…
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack – here’s how to stop it
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack – here’s how to stop it Privacy & Security April 20, 2018
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse for Facebook, who is involved in a huge data scandal, a…
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal
Poll: Americans more concerned with Equifax data breach than Facebook scandal Protect Your Identity April 12, 2018
The personal information of millions of Americans has been at the heart of two of the biggest controversies in the…
Here’s how to deactivate your Facebook account
Here’s how to deactivate your Facebook account Protect Your Identity March 26, 2018
Over the weekend, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a full-page ad in major U.S. and U.K. newspapers apologizing for the…
Unsecured server left FedEx customer documents for 100K+ accounts exposed
Unsecured server left FedEx customer documents for 100K+ accounts exposed Protect Your Identity February 16, 2018
Here's the latest in the ongoing saga of how corporate America fails to protect consumer information! FedEx is the latest…
Report: Your favorite smart TV may have some big security flaws
Report: Your favorite smart TV may have some big security flaws Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2018
That smart TV you have in your living room may not have been such a smart purchase after all when…
Equifax data breach
Report: Feds curtailing Equifax investigation Protecting Your Privacy February 5, 2018
Five months after the disclosure of the massive Equifax data breach, federal scrutiny of how the credit-reporting bureau allowed the…
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
Report: Google takes down 60 apps, many geared toward kids, due to porn content
Report: Google takes down 60 apps, many geared toward kids, due to porn content Mobile & Electronics January 12, 2018
Check Point, a cybersecurity firm, recently said that its researchers identified malicious adware prominent in Google Play, the official app store…
Haven app turns Android phones into anti-spy devices, but who’s storing the data?
Haven app turns Android phones into anti-spy devices, but who’s storing the data? Privacy & Security December 27, 2017
Edward Snowden caused an international firestorm in 2013 when he copied and leaked classified information about the government while working…
Survey: 86% of people want biometrics instead of passwords
Survey: 86% of people want biometrics instead of passwords Protect Your Identity December 15, 2017
You might want to get ready to say goodbye to passwords forever — a majority of people asked in a…
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users
IRS says new phishing scam targets Hotmail users Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service is warning email users of a new scam targeting taxpayers and tax professionals. The scheme uses…
travelers in an airport
13 Dos and Don’ts for protecting your identity during the holidays Mobile & Electronics November 20, 2017
Nearly four million travelers are expected to take to the skies for Thanksgiving travel this week. In addition, another nearly…
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…
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