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Is Your Lenovo Laptop Infected With Superfish?

Have a Lenovo laptop that you think is infected with the so-called "Superfish" software? Follow these steps to get rid of it. Is my Lenovo laptop infected? Here's the deal: Lenovo had embedded adware in its laptops to track everything you did and then serve you relevant ads. But the ...

Your Smart TV Could Be Spying on You

You've heard of the government spying on you and even businesses spying on you. But have you heard of your TV spying on you?! If you're not familiar with "smart TVs," they are modern flatscreen TVs with built-in apps allowing you to access online content like Netflix, Hulu Plus, or ...

Smartphone shopping: Savings + security

Smartphone shopping: Savings + security

Some of the best shopping deals will come from your smart phone, not your computer. Here’s why buying on your phone may also be a more secure way to shop.

 

How To Opt Out of Verizon's Super Cookie Tracking

Verizon continues pushing its supercookies on users to track everything you ever do on a phone -- every email, every page you visit, everything you click -- to build a data-rich dossier and sell it to marketers.  AT&T had its own supercookie as an experiment too, but they abandoned the ...

 

Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage for Money

The worst ransomware to date is freezing up computers until consumers pay scammers hundreds of dollars to supposedly implement a fix. Beware of this ransomware virus Crypto-Locker is apparently making the rounds and encrypting all the files on your computer hostage until you pay criminals $300 for them to unlock ...

 

CES 2015: Cheap Drones, Fitness Bands, 4KTVs and More!

Today I'm broadcasting live from Las Vegas for CES 2015, the International Consumer Electronics Show. And all I can say is…wow! This is like the SuperBowl and World Series tied up in one for me. It's great to be here and see the innovation at CES. My goal is to ...

Protect against retail data breach this holiday

Protect against retail data breach this holiday

Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to protect your information from getting stolen this holiday season.

Beware of phony internet connections

Beware of phony internet connections

Your private information may be at risk if you use free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Here's how to avoid phony internet connections and protect yourself from identity fraud.

 

Social Media Snafus Can Kill Your College Application

Kids are young, adventurous, and clueless by nature. Now they're running around taking outrageous pictures and video on mobile devices. But on reflection, a lot of that media looks like a really bad idea. What we've heard again and again is that kids have a college application declined because of ...

How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading

How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading

Your personal information and private photos could end up in the wrong hands if you sell your smart phone and don't erase it completely.

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