Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Protecting Your Privacy

  • Facebook Messenger Could Be Used to Spy On You


    If you use Facebook messenger to chat with your friends (and millions of us do), you might want to hear about what one man has discovered! Aran Khanna, whose website identifies him as a student...

  • Your Guide to Medical Breaches: Anthem, Premera, and CareFirst


    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...

  • 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...

  • Is Your Password Too 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...

  • How To Limit Spying on Your Phone Habits


    The greatest breach of your privacy may be through your smartphone. But I want to share some ways you can limit all the spying! Ways to limit ad tracking on your phone Phones are are a...

  • Microsoft Tool's Permissions Rile Up the Natives


    Are you reading the terms and conditions of the free services you use on the Internet? If not, you could be in for a big surprise! Initial controversy over Microsoft's

  • 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...

  • Google Chrome adds virus protection


    A bad virus or spyware can put your cell phone or computer out of commission. Here’s what Google is doing to keep that from happening.

  • How to Prevent Medical ID Theft


    If your medical information is stolen it can wreak havoc on your life. But you can prevent someone from getting your private information.

  • Social media apps can pierce your privacy


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

  • Social media apps can pierce your privacy


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

  • 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 security breach affects eighty million people, and it's the most harmful one in memory. Here are the steps you need to take now to make sure your information is safe.