Justin Lavelle

Justin Lavelle is the social media director and blogger for BeenVerified.com. He is based out of Northern Virginia.


Recent Articles by Justin

Your iPhone Is Sharing Your Info Without You Even Knowing It

May 31, 2019

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.

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Snapchat Employees Spied on Users

May 24, 2019

According to a new report, multiple employees of Snapchat allegedly abused their access to user data several years ago.

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WhatsApp Security Breach: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

May 15, 2019

If you’re among the many people who delay updating the apps on your smartphone, ignoring the latest one from the free messaging service app WhatsApp may expose your phone and your personal information to hackers.

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Do You Know These Popular Apps Your Teen May Be Using?

March 15, 2019

There are a lot of popular smartphone apps that allow users to livestream to strangers or communicate anonymously. Is your teen using one of them?

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How to Spot a Con Artist

March 14, 2019

It's important to know how to spot a con artist and understand how they might pick a target. Consider these five common traits of fraudsters.

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Avoid Facebook Friend Request Scams

March 13, 2019

Facebook friend request scams and viral hoax messages are rampant. Here's what you need to know about spotting and avoiding them.

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How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

March 7, 2019

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.

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Cybersecurity 101: Steps You Can Take To Better Protect Your Data

March 2, 2019

As data breaches become more common, it's important to know how to better protect your personal data from hackers. Here are some basic cybersecurity steps you can take.

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Watch Out for March Madness Ticket Scams

February 28, 2019

Ticket scams are rampant on sites like Craigslist, especially when a major sporting event like March Madness is coming up. Here's how to spot a fraud.

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Jail vs. Prison: What's the Difference?

February 23, 2019

"Jail" and "prison" are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between these two terms. Learn what it means if someone has been in jail versus in prison.

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So, Your Girlfriend Is Still On A Dating Site...

February 21, 2019

So you've just discovered that your girlfriend is still on a dating site. Here are a few tips to help you start an honest conversation with her about it.

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Would You Share Your Smartphone Usage Data for $20?

February 20, 2019

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.

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Are You or Your Loved Ones Being Manipulated or Brainwashed?

February 15, 2019

Could you unwittingly be the victim of manipulation or brainwashing? Here are six common traits of cult-like groups that might indicate you're being influenced.

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