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

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

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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?

Holiday Season Catfishing: How to Spot an Online Dating Scam

Holiday Season Catfishing: How to Spot an Online Dating Scam

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What is it about the holidays that seem to ignite the spark for uncoupled people? Some say the combination of cold weather and the holidays creates a need for cuddles, also known as “cuffing season.

Does Crime Spike On Halloween? Tips For Protecting Your Trick-Or-Treaters

Does Crime Spike On Halloween? Tips For Protecting Your Trick-Or-Treaters

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Halloween is upon us, and your neighborhood will soon be overrun by tiny princesses, ghosts, superheroes, and slasher film characters looking for candy. No matter how cute those Halloween trick-or-treaters are, you might be wondering what tricks some criminals may have up their sleeve during this holiday.

'Free-Range Parenting' Or Child Neglect? How To Strike The Right Balance

'Free-Range Parenting' Or Child Neglect? How To Strike The Right Balance

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In a safe, quiet neighborhood, you may not think twice about letting your child stay home alone or sit inside your locked vehicle while you run a quick errand.

Napa Valley Winery Murder: A Cautionary Tale About Business Partnerships

Napa Valley Winery Murder: A Cautionary Tale About Business Partnerships

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In March of 2015, Napa Valley police received a disturbing call from 48-year-old businessman and investor Emad Tawfilis, who said he’d been shot and was being chased through a vineyard.

Found Relatives On A DNA Test Site? What To Know Before You Meet Up

Found Relatives On A DNA Test Site? What To Know Before You Meet Up

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Imagine getting a home DNA test kit, just for fun — only to find out that your father wasn’t your biological father at all. That’s precisely what happened to Colorado resident Kasi Mireles Taylor.

Ready For A Smart Home Device? Know The Security Risks Before You Buy

Ready For A Smart Home Device? Know The Security Risks Before You Buy

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Every year, more and more internet-connected gadgets become available to help you stay organized and quickly access the information you need. Amazon Alexa and Google Home are among the most popular smart home devices, serving as a voice-controlled hub that gives you what you need, whether that’s listening to new music, requesting a Lyft ride, or controlling the thermostat.

4 Vacation Scams To Avoid This Summer

4 Vacation Scams To Avoid This Summer

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Summer is a time for sunshine, relaxation, and fun family getaways. Unfortunately, it’s also the prime season for vacation scammers. Fraudsters are always looking to take advantage of unsuspecting vacationers eager to get a “good deal” on their travel plans, especially during the summer months.

How Risky Is Tinder's New 'Places' Feature?

How Risky Is Tinder's New 'Places' Feature?

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Ever wish it was easier to meet someone new at your favorite bar or coffee shop? Tinder’s new “Places” feature wants to help you out.

"Alexa: Stop Eavesdropping on Me!"

"Alexa: Stop Eavesdropping on Me!"

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Ever get the feeling your technology is spying on you? For one Oregon couple, this dystopian nightmare recently came true when their Amazon Echo device recorded their private conversation and sent it to a random contact.

After Equifax Hack, File Your Taxes Early

After Equifax Hack, File Your Taxes Early

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This post is intended for educational purposes only and is not tax advice. When it comes to filing your taxes, early is best. You typically have until April 15 (this year the deadline is April 17) to file, but waiting can run you into some major problems, including a scammer stealing your refund.

Not Interested! Shut Down Creepy Flirts With These Tips

Not Interested! Shut Down Creepy Flirts With These Tips

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We’ve all been there: One person is romantically interested in another, and the object of their desire wants nothing to do with them. Being on the “rejected” side of this equation can sting, but it’s not always better to be the one who’s pursued.

Sharing Economy: 3 Ways To Protect Yourself When Giving Out Your Information

Sharing Economy: 3 Ways To Protect Yourself When Giving Out Your Information

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There’s no denying that Uber, Seamless, TaskRabbit and other “sharing economy” services have made people’s lives infinitely easier. By pushing a few buttons, we can arrange have a car sent to our exact GPS coordinates, a hot meal delivered our doorstep, or our groceries picked up and waiting for us at home.