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

7 Ways to Find Out if Someone Died

September 14, 2021

Here are seven ways to try to confirm if someone has died by checking public records.

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What Is MLS (Multiple Listing Service) in Real Estate?

September 10, 2021

Learn how the property database is a key tool to connect homebuyers and sellers with up-to-date information about properties for sale.

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Crazy Laws in All 50 States That Still Exist

July 28, 2021

From trick bike riding to bear wrestling, see which weird laws in the US still exist in each state.

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How to Get Your Money Back from Paypal if Scammed

June 14, 2021

The site isn’t immune from scammers. If you do get defrauded, learn the steps you can take to try and get money back from PayPal.

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What Is a Good Wi-Fi Signal Strength?

June 12, 2021

You need good Wi-Fi strength to watch Netflix, check email or even use Slack. Check if you have good Wi-Fi strength and what you can do to improve your home Wi-Fi signal.

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Phishing Statistics: Ways Email Can Be Used for CyberAttacks?

June 1, 2021

These key statistics will help you understand how phishing scams cause a large percentage of cyberattacks.

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What Are the Best Computers and Tablets for Seniors?

April 1, 2021

Here are the best computers and tablets to consider for seniors in 2021.

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What's the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary? Aren’t Both Theft?

March 8, 2021

What’s the difference between robbery and burglary? Both involve theft but with one key differentiator.

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Beware of Fake IRS Letter Scams

February 22, 2021

Received an IRS notice in the mail but don’t know if it’s real? Here’s how to spot fake IRS letters.

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Do Misdemeanors Show Up On Background Checks?

October 1, 2020

Although misdemeanors aren’t as bad as felony arrests, a misdemeanor is part of your permanent record and may show up on a background check.

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Is It Illegal to Video Record Someone Without Their Consent?

September 26, 2020

With viral videos being shared on social media, are you wondering if recording someone without consent is legal? Here is what to know about what the law states.

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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. Learn about common work from home scams and get tips on to protecting yourself.

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