privacy & security


Identity Thieves Have a New Target: Your Kids

8:00 am, November 20, 2012

Consumers concerned about identity theft and their financial standing should keep a close eye on their kids’ data as well.


How to Secure Your Cellphone When Holiday Shopping

1:27 pm, November 15, 2012

Twice as many mobile devices were lost in shopping malls this year than in 2011, a survey says, and it's not even the holiday shopping season.


A Spy Kit for the Modern James Bond

11:30 am, March 27, 2012

Many are turning to spy tech online and in stores to protect families, snoop on rivals or just be creepy.


The Scary Consequences of a Lost Smartphone

3:00 pm, March 13, 2012

According to a new study, if you lose your smartphone, you have a 50/50 chance of getting it back. But chances are much higher – nearly 100% – that whoever retrieves ...


The ‘Free iPad 3’ Scams Have Already Arrived

1:28 pm, March 08, 2012

Despite countless links circulating on social media, you won’t be getting the new iPad for free.


The 4 Most Essential Tips of Consumer Protection Week

2:28 pm, March 05, 2012

Advocates have declared this National Consumer Protection Week, but protecting yourself as a consumer is actually pretty simple all year round.


What Happens With Your Personal Shopping Data?

11:59 am, March 05, 2012

Think twice about what you buy with a credit card if you don't like information about you being sold to advertisers.


Should You Use Google Differently Now That It Has a New Privacy Policy?

4:56 pm, March 01, 2012

The new Google privacy policy went into effect today, but the impact on the user experience won’t be immediately apparent.


Scam Alert: Beware of Phony Chat Boxes on Bank Sites

3:28 pm, February 29, 2012

Sophisticated malware can mimic a customer service chat box and scam you into handing over sensitive information.


Facebook, Twitter Spam Stopped by Start-Up

10:00 am, February 29, 2012

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Impermium is helping rid the Web of pesky social spam.

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