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How to tell if that Amazon.com email is legit
How to tell if that email you get from Amazon is legit or a phishing scam Protect Your Identity November 30, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
Marriott: ata breach exposed info of 500 million Starwood guests
After data breach, Marriott says it’ll pay for new passports — under one condition Protect Your Rights & Identity November 30, 2018
—Another data breach, this time at Marriott's Starwood brand, has reignited privacy concerns after the company recently announced that 500 million…
Report: 81,000 Facebook private messages up for sale by hackers
Report: Messages from 81K Facebook accounts for sale by hackers Protect Your Computer & Data November 5, 2018
If you needed more evidence that Facebook is not having a good year, a new report once again calls into…
Yahoo data breach: Affected users could get paid in settlement
Yahoo data breach: Here’s how much users could get paid in settlement Mobile & Electronics October 25, 2018
The Yahoo data breach that occurred in 2013-2014 is finally coming to a resolution — and if you had an email account…
DuckDuckGo: The search engine that values your privacy
Want to guard your privacy online? Search the web with DuckDuckGo Protect Your Identity October 19, 2018
You'd be forgiven if you think the internet search engine game starts and ends with Google. While the Mountain View,…
What the Google data breach means for you
What the latest Google data breach means for you Mobile & Electronics October 9, 2018
Another Google data breach, this time of the company's Google Plus social network, has reignited concerns about user privacy and…
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites Protect Your Rights & Identity October 2, 2018
If you're an avid user of social media, perhaps the most recent Facebook data breach is still fresh on your mind.…
fake social media accounts - Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media
Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2018
The explosion of social media has resulted in unprecedented access between fans and celebrities. It has become increasingly common for big-time…
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,…
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…
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data Protect Your Rights & Identity August 9, 2018
If you're a Comcast customer, you may have dodged a figurative bullet thanks to quick acting by Xfinity's IT team.…
Facebook
Now Facebook wants your banking information Protect Your Computer & Data August 7, 2018
It's been mere months since Facebook vowed to be a kinder, gentler social media network in light of a data…
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…
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…
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
The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect this week across the internet. Adopted by the European Union in 2016,…
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
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…
Facebook
Poll: Facebook is officially tech’s least-trusted company Protect Your Computer & Data April 18, 2018
There was a time, around the turn of the century, when Americans thought tech companies would help us all live…
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…
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know
Panera Bread data breach: Here’s what we know Credit & Debit Cards April 3, 2018
It seems like just about every week we hear of a new data breach affecting millions of people. There are…
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…
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 Protect Your Computer & Data March 19, 2018
Stung by negative reports about the extent of its data tracking, the chief executive of MoviePass has apologized and clarified…
Netflix customer
Netflix announces 2 new features to protect kids from unsafe content Mobile & Electronics March 5, 2018
Tech companies are slowly doing more to control the content it makes accessible to minors. In too many instances, children…
chromebook
Why Clark Howard wants you to set up a ‘Financial Chromebook’ Money & Credit February 27, 2018
Imagine being able to pay around $200 for a computer that is simple to operate, super-fast to boot up and…
Want to monitor your credit? Here’s how to sign up for Credit Sesame
Want to monitor your credit? Here’s how to sign up for Credit Sesame Protect Your Computer & Data February 20, 2018
With what we know now about the Equifax data breach, the probability that our personal information is already or soon…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
After Equifax: What states are doing to protect you (and how to contact your representative!) Protect Your Identity January 24, 2018
More than four months after the disclosure of the Equifax data breach, state legislatures around the country are starting to…
Computer hacking
What are Spectre and Meltdown and how can you protect yourself? Mobile & Electronics January 17, 2018
By now, you've probably heard the terms Spectre and Meltdown brought up in the news. But do you understand what…
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…
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