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Fend-off-hackers

What you can do to fend off hackers Your personal information is valuable. That’s why hackers try to steal it. This year, for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve got tips to help you keep your personal information from ending up in the hands of a hacker. Protect your phone Let’s start with protecting [...]

2019-10-30T12:41:31-05:00October 30th, 2019|Computer Security, Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Facebook 5 Billion Dollar Settlement for Privacy Violations

What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers The next time users visit Facebook, things might not look different, but big changes are brewing behind the scenes. The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations [...]

2019-07-24T13:14:30-05:00July 24th, 2019|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Change your Twitter Password

Change your Twitter password ! Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You may have heard the recent news that Twitter discovered a bug that stored passwords “unmasked” in an internal log. What does this mean? If you are a Twitter user, your password could be exposed. Twitter says that there are no signs of [...]

2018-05-08T14:23:22-05:00May 8th, 2018|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Are you sick of robocalls and wish you could block them?

Are you sick of robocalls?  Do you want to block them?  Here's some information to allow you to do that. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall.  We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls because internet-powered phone systems have [...]

What is the price of FREE software?

The price of free software? July 18, 2017 by Amanda Koulousias Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC Has your computer been acting strange lately? Maybe your default search engine or other browser settings changed, or you’re getting suspicious warnings about your computer’s performance. Are you are seeing ads that don’t seem to [...]

FBI Releases Article on Privacy Risks Associated with Internet-Connected Children’s Toys

FBI Releases Article on Privacy Risks Associated with Internet-Connected Children's Toys Original release date: July 17, 2017 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on the privacy risks associated with Internet-connected children's toys. FBI warns that Internet-connected toys may contain "sensors, microphones, cameras, data storage components, and other multimedia capabilities - [...]

2017-07-25T11:16:07-05:00July 25th, 2017|Privacy Issues|0 Comments