Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Protecting Your Privacy

  • 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-Old.net...

  • 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.

  • 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

      

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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,...