Cyber Tips
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Six fraud avoidance tips from FBI Special Agent

At a recent Cyber Security/Fraud event in Los Angeles, I learned new and valuable information from an FBI Supervisory Special…
How to remove yourself from whitepages
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Opt Out of Whitepages - Revised August 2015

Whitepages is an important and commonly used directory however, when it comes to opting out, it is on my list of most…
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Remove your address and phone numbers from 10digits

10digits is a basic free online directory that contains names, home addresses and telephone numbers with satellite…
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Dangers of Seniors and Technology

Looking over my dad’s new smartphone photos, my heart skipped a beat. I was staring at vibrant photographs of every credit…
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We Don't Cover Stupid! How to protect sensitive data.

“We don’t cover stupid” is a reminder that ignorance and lack of expertise have become unacceptable excuses for technological…
Please keep your nose out of my business!
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Remove your personal information from CheckPeople

CheckPeople is one of many people directories that make our highly personal information easily and unnecessarily accessible.…
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Drones amongst us - what can we do about them?

A few weeks ago, a friend observed a drone in front of her house when she went to investigate an unusual sound. For about…
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Warning Signs of Tax Refund Fraud & What To Do About It

Tax related identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s social security number to claim a tax refund from…
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Opt Out of Whitepages - updated March 2015

The sale of our personal data continues to be an increasingly lucrative business and simultaneously identity theft…
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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…