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.…
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Impact of European Privacy Policy on the United States

Recently there was a groundbreaking case in The European Union about the right of an individual to be “forgotten” on…
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The Right To Know vs. The Right To Be Forgotten

Edward Snowden’s 2013 NSA surveillance revelations brought privacy concerns into the consciousness of more people than…
Opt out of peoplesmart
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How to opt out of peoplesmart

Opting out of directories can feel like fighting a losing battle, but I recommend doing it to make it harder for…
cybersafety and cybersecurity tips
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Why adults must understand technology and social media

“I’m not computer savvy!" "My kids know more than me!" "That’s why I don’t use social media!” I cringe when…
Remove info from the web
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Opt Your Personal Information Out of BeenVerified in less than 2 minutes

BeenVerified is a search engine that provides personal information such as age, contact information, driving citations,…
Remove your information from the Internet
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How to Opt out of Intelius People Search

Intelius reports and services can be very useful in the right hands or dangerous and a huge invasion of privacy in the…
Facebook apps
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How apps sneakily steal your privacy

This is a very quick article (with lots of easy illustrations) to remind you that free apps often come with a tradeoff of…