Privacy

Being Privacy Aware in an Ever-Changing Tech Landscape

With the record-setting numbers of data breaches and compromised consumer records, you might think becoming a victim is inevitable. If you can’t control whether or not someone breaks into a major network or leaves a vast database of customer data unsecured online, then you can’t control things like identity theft, either…right?

What Can a Passphrase Do for You?

If you’ve been using technology for any amount of time, hopefully, you understand the need for sound password security. By using a secure, unique password on all of your accounts, you can help minimize the risk of account takeover and identity theft. However, a strong password isn’t foolproof.

Your Social Media Posts Can Lead to Theft

Ever since the concept of sharing your personal life on the internet became a reality, social media users have been warned about everything from oversharing to privacy settings to avoiding cyberbullies. But there’s another evil lurking in the background of your last Facebook post, and it can lead you to hand over all of your money.

Mattel Cancels Virtual Assistant Aimed at Kids

A number of tech companies have launched virtual home assistants. These voice-activated devices function as virtual assistants, doing everything from playing music to answering questions to ordering goods and services for you.

The Alarming Social Media Travel Trend

Security and privacy experts have cautioned people for quite some time about being too “braggy” on social media, indicating that certain posts can come back to haunt you.

Hidden Dangers in the Sarahah App

There’s a popular app—currently, the third most popular free app for iPhone and iPad, with more than 62 million users worldwide—that is not only a parents’ nightmare for their kids’ health and well-being, but is also a privacy pitfall.

Tech Companies Rally Together to Protect Privacy

A case that will be decided before the US Supreme Court has brought some unlikely supporters together. Fourteen major tech giants have all voiced their support for increased consumer privacy protections, including a well-known telecom provider.

 

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