Is Amazon Always Listening? Alexa Security Concerns

Is Amazon Always Listening? Alexa Security Concerns

Interested in buying an Amazon Alexa or Echo but concerned about security, privacy and hacking issues? Learn the pros and cons of the smart speaker and whether it's right for your home.

How To Protect Your Privacy On Social Media

How To Protect Your Privacy On Social Media

With strong social media privacy settings, you can make sure your profiles are only shared with the people you want to see them. Learn how to manage social media privacy issues that might arise.

Your iPhone Is Sharing Your Info Without You Even Knowing It

Your iPhone Is Sharing Your Info Without You Even Knowing It

According to a new report from the Washington Post, even when your phone isn't in use, your device is busy sharing your data with a complex web of partners.

How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

Some DNA testing companies cooperate with the FBI in genetic testing on crime scene evidence samples. Here's what this might mean for legal investigations.

Would You Share Your Smartphone Usage Data for $20?

Would You Share Your Smartphone Usage Data for $20?

The Facebook Research App, recently banned from iOS, gave participants $20 a month in exchange for root access to their smartphone and its usage data.

How Much Does Facebook Really Know About You?

How Much Does Facebook Really Know About You?

You (and most people you know) are likely among the 2.19 billion worldwide individuals who use Facebook. But do you ever wonder just how much information you’re handing over to the social networking giant, simply by having an active profile?

Is That Really Microsoft Calling? How To Avoid Tech Support Scams

Is That Really Microsoft Calling? How To Avoid Tech Support Scams

Despite warnings that come year after year about tech support scams, fraudsters continually find new and more effective ways to trick consumers into giving up their personal and financial information.

Spying Smart Toys: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

Spying Smart Toys: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

In the era of modern conveniences where Amazon’s Alexa is ready to play any song or order you laundry pods and also collect an immense amount of data on your life, we should not forget these same technologies are making their way to children’s toys.

Are the Details of Your Nasty Divorce Public?

Are the Details of Your Nasty Divorce Public?

Through access to public records, we have transparency into what happens in public courts. This can help interested parties understand what information drove a court’s decision and help maintain integrity in matters of the public interest.

Treat Your Cellphone Number Like Your Social Security Number

Treat Your Cellphone Number Like Your Social Security Number

We often give our numbers out like it’s no-big-deal. But think again. Your cellphone number is a path to your personal information. The value of your cellphone number Think about how often you enter your number on an app or online account.

Video Apps and Kids: What You Need To Know

Video Apps and Kids: What You Need To Know

Musical.ly is like MTV meets Lip Sync Battle meets Instagram. It’s a new app that lets users – called “musers” in the community – record short video clips of themselves lip syncing or dancing to popular songs or movie scenes, then upload those clips to a feed similar to Instagram.

Edward Snowden's Privacy Tips

Edward Snowden's Privacy Tips

“When you say, ‘I don’t care about the right to privacy because I have nothing to hide’, that’s no different than saying, ‘I don’t care about freedom of speech because I have nothing to say.

Now On Sale: Your WhatsApp Data

Now On Sale: Your WhatsApp Data

The creators of WhatsApp once stated in a 2012 blog post: “Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought.