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How to stop those annoying 'Congratulations' gift card ads
How to stop those annoying ‘Congratulations’ pages on your phone’s browser Mobile & Electronics September 14, 2018
Perhaps you're familiar with this scenario: You visit a website on your mobile device, sometimes one you've never been to…
Security keys: What you need to know to protect your personal information
Use these security keys to lock down your computer and protect your personal info Protect Your Rights & Identity September 10, 2018
Although passwords and virtual two-factor authentication can be effective safeguards, the push to protect our digital data has crossed back…
Sports apparel company Challenger Teamwear suffers data breach
In a sports league? You should know about this cyberattack Protect Your Identity September 7, 2018
In a letter to customers, a sports apparel company announced this week that it has suffered a data breach. Challenger Teamwear,…
Equifax data breach: One year later, here are the new consumer protections you need to know
Equifax data breach, one year later: New consumer protections but ‘no meaningful sanctions’ Protect Your Identity September 7, 2018
It's been one year since the Equifax data breach, perhaps the most catastrophic security failure on record when it comes…
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail Mobile & Electronics September 4, 2018
One drawback in today's digital age of free internet services is that some companies have turned your personal information into…
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
Have you eaten at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen? Take these steps to protect your credit Protect Your Identity August 23, 2018
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen has suffered a cyberattack that is believed to have yielded the payment information of a half million…
3 signs of a tech support scam & how to protect yourself
3 signs of a tech support scam & how to protect yourself Protect Your Identity July 25, 2018
There's been an increase in people reporting tech support scams for an assortment of electronic devices. Federal authorities say scammers…
Macy's store entrance
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s data breach: What we know so far Protect Your Identity July 6, 2018
Macy's and Bloomingdale's are the latest retailers to announce they've been hit by a data breach in a letter dated…
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…
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim
Cell phone fraud warning: How to avoid becoming a victim Protect Your Identity June 18, 2018
It's safe to say that cell phones have become must-have gadgets for most of us these days. Because criminals know…
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 Mobile & Electronics June 7, 2018
If your home or office computer uses a router, there's a good chance the device may be hit with a…
Report: Facebook shared your data with 60+ device makers, including Amazon & Apple
Report: Facebook shared your data with 60+ device makers, including Amazon & Apple Protect Your Rights & Identity June 4, 2018
To ensure better data protection for consumers, most websites have updated their privacy terms in line with the European Union's new cybersecurity…
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…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs May 22, 2018
A member of Team Clark got a text from a friend of hers recently telling her about four phone calls…
Chili's restaurant exterior
Chili’s data breach: Here’s what we know so far Protect Your Identity May 14, 2018
Restaurant chain Chili's has announced that a portion of its restaurants were affected by a newly discovered data breach for…
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…
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 News April 24, 2018
The saying "It takes a village to raise a child" predates the smartphone era, but it may be just as…
Facebook allows some phone numbers to be searchable — and you can't disable it -- Data breach: Facebook says 50 million users hacked
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…
suntrust bank
What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach Protect Your Identity April 23, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
Facebook
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company Mobile & Electronics April 18, 2018
There was a time, around the turn of the century, when Americans thought tech companies would help us all live…
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you Mobile & Electronics April 16, 2018
In the wake of the Facebook data scandal, the focus has been on privacy and the extraordinary access to users'…
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 the kind of personal data Facebook has on every user
Here’s the kind of personal data Facebook has on every user Protect Your Identity March 30, 2018
One thing the current Facebook data scandal has taught us is that all those likes, pokes, comments, messages and every…
About Facebook’s new privacy hub + how to download a copy of your profile
About Facebook’s new privacy hub + how to download a copy of your profile Protect Your Identity March 30, 2018
Facebook announced this week that it will debut a central hub for users to better control access to their security…
Under Armour data breach affects 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts
Under Armour data breach affects 150 million MyFitnessPal accounts News March 29, 2018
Under Armour is notifying users of its MyFitnessPal food and nutrition app about a data security breach. The company said…
How a credit card theft turned into a ‘teachable moment’
How a credit card theft turned into a ‘teachable moment’ Money & Credit March 29, 2018
Credit card theft remains a serious problem in the United States. In fact, it is the most common type of…
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…
Remove access to your info by Facebook’s third-party apps in these 4 easy steps
Remove access to your info by Facebook’s third-party apps in these 4 easy steps Mobile & Electronics March 22, 2018
The security of your personal information on Facebook has recently taken on heightened importance in the wake of a data…
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