Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Privacy & Security

  • How To Download Your Past Google Searches

      

    We spend a lot of time on the Internet. Wouldn't it be nice if you could see your entire Google search history in an easily downloadable format? Now you can! Lately, Google search has been...

  • How To Opt Out of Verizon's Super Cookie Tracking

      

    Verizon has finally relented on its most invasive customer spying measure to date and now allows you to opt of the dreaded supercookie. The company has been pushing its supercookies on users to...

  • Making Internet Privacy Easy

      

    Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple steps you can take to limit it. The use of cookies to track your...

  • Credit Freezes: Frequently Asked Questions

      

    Credit Freeze and Thaw FAQs At Clark's Consumer Action Center, the most frequent call we get involves Credit Freezes and Credit Thaws.  CAC Director Lori Silverman answers your...

  • Google Chrome adds virus protection

      

    TRANSCRIPT: Google has gotten a lot of heat for not doing enough to protect you from the apps you might use on your phone. So Google has a new procedure where any app that goes on an android has...

  • Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem and Premera

      

    Medical records have become the hot new target of crooks looking to steal your identity. Some 1 in 4 adult Americans were impacted by the Anthem breach. But that number could be 1 in 3 now with...

  • Social media apps can pierce your privacy

      

    If you use Instagram, know that what you do is not private. Not just what you might post on Instagram, but actually where you spend, how you spend, what you buy. In the Journal Science there's...

  • Social media apps can pierce your privacy

      

    Marketers have started keeping tabs on your spending habits by monitoring how you use certain social apps.

  • Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

      

    Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To...

  • Visa, MasterCard Seek New Methods of Authentication

      

    The future of credit card anti-fraud technology is here...and it looks a lot like something out of Minority Report! Credit card cartels reaching for new authentication methods Over the next few...

  • Important: Protect against the Anthem breach

      

    The Anthem Breach The data breaches we've had in recent years have been so huge, and we get so many notices, we hear so many media reports, that the time comes that we just tune them out....

  • 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...

  • Is Your Password Easy To Hack?

      

    Do I have a special warning for you about your passwords that is going to unsettle you. But don't worry, there's also a simple solution you can put in place too! Make your password hard...

  • Drones Are Ready for Primetime

      

    I had a close encounter with a drone yesterday. While shooting a TV segment at CES 2015, a drone pilot was having fun buzzing my head from his smartphone in the middle of a live shot! Last year,...

  • How to opt out of Super Cookie tracking

      

    Verizon is tracking millions of their customers with new tech called a “super cookie.” Here’s what they're tracking and how you can opt out out of the feature.