Entries by Hayley Kaplan

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How to use online health related information wisely

Online medical or health-related information is beneficial when correctly interpreted and carefully used with common sense, but on the flip side, misinformation, misinterpretation or misuse can lead to serious physical and/or emotional harm. The growing problem associated with excessive online patient research has even led to a new medical condition called Cyberchondria, the unfounded escalation of concerns about […]

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How to identify fake news online

A shortcoming of the Internet is the abundance of misinformation that coexists alongside helpful and accurate information. What makes matters worse is that in a matter of seconds, misinformation can spread exponentially through social media. Other issues include the reporting of faulty or inaccurate data and the emotional and physical harm that sometimes results from the application of inaccurate […]

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How to remove your personal data from Nuwber

Nuwber is a relatively new people search engine that combines public information with White Pages data and social network information and it’s ranking high in search results when trying to locate personal information for an individual. To remove your information from Nuwber, follow these quick and easy steps: Locate your information by typing your name in the search bar […]

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How to preserve and repair your online reputation

Whether you use social media and the Internet or not, you and your reputation can be damaged online. As such, even if you’ve intentionally avoided social media and the Internet for one reason or another, you should know if your own information or images appear in a way that could be harmful to you. The key […]

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How To Get out of MyLife Directory Site

MyLife compiles personal data from several Internet sites with a stated mission of “helping people find and connect with others by managing the information they choose to share with the world.” The founder’s noble goal is to “create and protect a public image that helps Americans get ahead and enrich their lives.” I have a personal issue with the […]

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Cyber Monday started early this year … Buyer Beware!

Cyber Monday deals used to begin on the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend but just as Christmas trees appeared early this year to maximize the shopping season, so did online shopping deals. I noticed online sales that began as early as Thursday and are continuing through Cyber Monday. This is great news for those of us who prefer to […]