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Scam alert: Phony letter threatens to reveal extramarital affair Scams & Rip-Offs July 18, 2018
Criminals are trying to wreck your home life as well as your bank account with a new wrinkle on a…
Scam alert: Password hacking victims are getting sextortion emails
Scam alert: Password hacking victims are getting sextortion emails Scams & Rip-Offs July 17, 2018
A new twist on an old email scam is ensnaring people anew. The latest variation was reported by cybersecurity blogger Brian…
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…
Here’s how to control what Facebook shares about you
Here’s how to control what Facebook shares about you Mobile & Electronics May 30, 2018
If you've spent much time on the internet lately, you've probably been presented with pop-ups or pages on your favorite…
Here’s how to control what Google shares about you
Here’s how to control what Google shares about you Mobile & Electronics May 24, 2018
Since the General Data Protection Regulations went into effect in early 2018, internet privacy rights pertaining to the consumer have…
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…
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'…
How to tell if your info was shared with Cambridge Analytica
How to tell if your info was shared with Cambridge Analytica Mobile & Electronics April 10, 2018
After promising to unveil changes to make it easier for users to control their privacy, Facebook said recently that it would begin…
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids
Child advocates: YouTube ads spying on kids Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
While many of us have perhaps clicked on a digital ad when browsing the web, less is known about how…
Facebook is making these app control changes starting Monday
Facebook is making these app control changes starting Monday Mobile & Electronics April 9, 2018
Under heightened scrutiny over user privacy, Facebook has been taking steps to make it easier for people to manage how they…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Report: Draft bill would allow credit reporting agencies, banks to conceal data breaches Money & Credit March 26, 2018
As we have chronicled over the past several months, congressional scrutiny of the Equifax data breach has ebbed and flowed…
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…
10 things you should never share on social media
10 things you should never share on social media Mobile & Electronics March 20, 2018
Do you put a lot of info out there about yourself on social media? There's a chance it may be…
MoviePass apologizes to customers, says it doesn’t track users when the app is not active
MoviePass apologizes to customers, says it doesn’t track users when the app is not active March 19, 2018
Stung by negative reports about the extent of its data tracking, the chief executive of MoviePass has apologized and clarified…
Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank
Protecting your money | 7 ways to keep your money safe, even from your own bank Money & Credit September 22, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
How anyone can see your hidden Facebook photos
How anyone can see your hidden Facebook photos Mobile & Electronics August 25, 2017
If you have a Facebook account, there's a good chance that you've hidden a photo or two from your timeline that…
Is someone stealing your mail? There’s a new way to find out
Is someone stealing your mail? There’s a new way to find out August 4, 2017
If you've ever had problems with your USPS mail delivery, there's a new program that could make your life a…
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…
How to see everything Google knows about you
How to see everything Google knows about you Mobile & Electronics May 24, 2017
Google knows a lot more about you than you probably realize ' and it's collecting more data every single day.…
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.…