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Beware of Snapcash and Venmo - a teen's perspective

Snapchat is a popular app that allows users to send and receive photos, messages and videos that disappear right after…
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What do you do when you or someone you know has been hacked or spoofed?

I'd like to tell you that I've never clicked on a link I shouldn't have clicked on, but that would be a lie. Do you realize…
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Anthem Breach: 7 Tips to Protect Yourself Amidst Attacks

Whether directly impacted or not, there are things we must all learn from the Anthem breach. The sensitive information…
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"Waze" free navigation app comes at high cost

On a rainy day with multiple accidents and horrible traffic, my friend activated Waze on her iPhone and we navigated flawlessly…
How to avoid online shopping and travel scams
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Online deals - tips to avoid becoming a victim this holiday season

It's always a good idea to be careful when shopping online but with the arrival of Cyber Monday and holiday shopping time,…
Apps and Privacy
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What's the privacy tradeoff for playing Words With Friends?

An ongoing game or two of Words with Friends, an app on my Android phone, has been a simple and guilty pleasure that I've…
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Removing personal information from Whitepages - updated tutorial

The mass sale of personal information and data has become a highly profitable business thus it comes…
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Private Lives

Tammy Minn's article below is printed in the October 2014 print issue of Inland Empire Magazine. I am honored and…
Privacy Settings
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Facebook's New Privacy Checkup - Thumbs Up!

When an alligator cartoon offering a Facebook Privacy Checkup popped up while I was using Facebook, I assumed it was fraudulent.…
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Keeping personal information off the Internet

Before I'm hired to remove personal information from the Internet, clients understandably want to know if it will stay…

What You Need To Know About Spam Emails

Spam is an annoying online problem that can be found in emails, social media posts, group discussions, help forums and…
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A teen's take on virtual popularity

I can’t help but analyze the sometimes-dysfunctional way that people in my age group act online and on social media.…