Archive for the Security & Privacy Category

11 Choices to Discover Your Perfect Messaging App

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What’s your messaging personality? Do you want to send secure and anonymous messages, make your own memes, or chat with your favorite 200 friends all at once? Whatever your preference, there’s an app for you. Check out these 11 choices to see which fits your personality and

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Is Your Smart Home Tracking You?

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Who’s tracking you? According to CBC News, Smart TV maker Vizio is paying out 2.2 million dollars to the US Federal Trade Commission and other authorities. The reason? They tracked what viewers were watching without consent. Users of their “Smart Interactivity” feature unknowingly sacrificed privacy in exchange

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New High-Tech Credit Card Scam Alert – Shimmers

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Thieves have come up with yet another way to scam our credit cards. Law enforcement are finding slim plastic cards with electronics inside POS (point of sale) terminals. We were concerned before by skimmers where waiters could quickly scan your credit card into a pager sized device

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5 Social Media Privacy Tips for Business and Pleasure

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Do you use social media for business, pleasure, or both?  Many treat platforms like Facebook and Instagram as big popularity contests.  Amassing huge numbers of followers can be personally exhilarating – whether you want to feel like a rock star or build out a business.  However, it

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How Safe Is Your Data From Ransomware?

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It announces its presence with a giant screensaver announcing that ALL your files are completely locked up.  And in 72 hours the perpetrator will throw away the key. Or you suddenly view a “surveillance” webcam-selfie with an official warning that you’re wanted by the FBI.  A message

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The New BlackBerry – Why Outsourcing The Hardware May Be Their Best Move

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According to the latest announcements, the struggling BlackBerry is now outsourcing its hardware production.  You might think that’s counter-intuitive – because the hardware was great.  It’s what made them different (hello, easy-to-use QWERTY keyboards). When the iOS and Android devices took over the market, Blackberry seemed to

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