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

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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What are WhatsApp Scams: How it Works and How to Protect Yourself

January 4, 2020

There are several WhatsApp scams out there that work like phishing attacks. Learn how WhatsApp scams work and how to protect yourself and guard against from scammers.

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