Emily Long

Emily Long is a freelance journalist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has worked as a news reporter and copy editor and currently covers privacy, security and personal finance. Her writing has been published on NBC News, Lifehacker, Tom’s Guide and Wirecutter, to name a few. She has strong opinions about what passes for good coffee and spends her free time running around the Wasatch mountains.

Recent Articles by Emily

How to Report Harassing Phone Calls

March 18, 2020

Getting inundated with phone calls and harassing texts? Here's what to do to report and try to stop harassing phone calls.

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How to Protect Yourself From Work-From-Home Scams

January 12, 2020

Working from home can be a dream for many, but it can quickly become a nightmare if you fall for these scams. Here's how to check if that opportunity is legit.

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What Are WhatsApp Scams? Protect Yourself from Fraudsters

January 4, 2020

WhatsApp, a free messaging service owned by Facebook and popular around the world, is also a popular target for fraudsters. How to guard against attack.

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What Are Malware Bots: Malicious Spiders, Crawlers and Web Bots

January 3, 2020

Malware bots are a kind of bot, or "internet robot" that does complicated repetitive tasks and can be used to take over your computer. Learn about the types of attacks malicious bots perform.

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Is This Website Safe? 7 Ways to Check

December 22, 2019

Is this website safe to buy from? Is this link safe? Is this online store legit? Here are some simple steps to take to know if a website is dangerous to visit.

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What Is Caller ID Spoofing and How to Protect Yourself?

December 5, 2019

When you get an unknown number from a familiar area code, you may be more likely to pick up. Here's what caller id spoofing is and how to protect yourself from it.

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What Are Facebook Scams: How to Protect Yourself From Fraud

November 26, 2019

Common Facebook scams include fraudulent friend requests and marketplace and messenger scams. Read on for a few ways to try and protect yourself from Facebook scams.

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What Are Spam Text Messages? Protect Yourself Against Attack

November 22, 2019

Is your phone plagued with spam text messages? Here's what you can do to avoid this common nuisance.

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Top 11 Online Scams: How to Protect Yourself From Online Attack

November 8, 2019

Ransomware, phishing, spoofing—it seems online fraudsters are adding to their arsenal every day. Here's how to guard yourself against these top internet scams.

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How to Find Your Birth Parents

October 22, 2019

There are more online resources available than ever to track down your birth parents. Learn what's available as well as what may be some common challenges.

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What Is Personally Identifiable Information? Is your PII safe?

October 16, 2019

Businesses and criminals covet consumer data, but what is personally identifiable information, and how can you best control how your personal data is used?

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Email Phishing Scams: How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams

August 30, 2019

Email scams target customers of some of the best-known companies, such as Paypal, Netflix, Amazon or Apple. Here's how to recognize and avoid email scams.

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Is Amazon Alexa Always Listening? Alexa Privacy Concerns

July 12, 2019

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.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.