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Where Do Your Photos Go Once You Post Them Online?

by ITRC

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Social media and image sharing sites have made it possible for families and friends to be connected no matter how far geography separates them. With instant photo uploads and websites like Flickr and Instagram, it’s easier than ever to show Grandma the baby’s first steps, or to let your friends see that adorable face your son made while eating broccoli. … Continue Reading

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Holiday Shopping Season

by Robert Siciliano

Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is in full force. Not only is it time to bring out the tinsel while jamming out to holiday music, it’s also time to buckle down on your holiday shopping. Have you made your holiday shopping list yet? Luckily, in the U.S., the biggest shopping days of the year are coming up meaning lots of shopping deals at stores on and offline to help you complete your holiday shopping list. … Continue Reading

10 ways to Keep your Mobile Data safe from mCrime

by Robert Siciliano

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A smart thief will go after smartphones: a portal through which to gain access to your money, accounts, data and social. Few people think they’re not smart enough to prevent a crime involving their precious mobile phone, but it happens to even the highly educated who think they can’t be outwitted. mCrime is big business and knowing how to protect yourself is a big deal. … Continue Reading

Mobile check deposits new playground for fraudsters

by National Consumers League

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Does your bank let you deposit checks using your mobile phone? Many consumers enjoy this technology, which eliminates the need for a trip to a bank branch or ATM by allowing customers to snap a photo of the front and back of checks and deposit via a mobile app. … Continue Reading

College bound kids: protect your identity

by Robert Siciliano

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The good old days were when today’s college kids’ parents lugged their typewriters into their dorm room, and they communicated to people via the phone on their room’s wall. Their biggest worry was someone stealing their popcorn maker. Nowadays, college kids need to beware of remote invasions by thieves. … Continue Reading

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