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When Cookies Attack

by Stay Safe Online

Cookie jar

One might think this title is referring to remorse over a late night visit to the cookie jar, resulting in that “stuffed like a turkey” feeling. In that particular situation the solution is effortless (almost), put on tennis shoes and head outside for a few laps around the neighborhood. … Continue Reading

Hacktivism: Justice, or Cyberbullying?

by ITRC

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In one scene from last year’s blockbuster film, Now You See Me, an arena full of citizens is delighted when the film’s four heroes publicly drain the bank account of a millionaire whose company denied their insurance claims following Hurricane Katrina. The money magically reappears in the victims’ bank accounts, right before their eyes. … Continue Reading

Where Do Your Photos Go Once You Post Them Online?

by ITRC

Little Girl iPad

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

5 Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

by Stay Safe Online

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October 31 is Halloween…and the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To celebrate a successful month of spreading awareness of staying safe online, NQ MobileTM and the National Cyber Security Alliance teamed up to help parents keep their trick-or-treaters safe this year. … Continue Reading

Consumers Eager for Connected Technology

by Robert Siciliano

Tech Devices

Many of us are familiar with the Jetson’s TV cartoon that showed the life of a family in 2026 and how technology is a part of their everyday life. If you’re like me, some of the gadgets that George and his family had are probably things you thought were cool or would be convenient to have, especially the automatic meals that could be selected and then delivered with the push of a button or the flying cars. … Continue Reading

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