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Unbelievable Story of a 12-Year-Old Cyberbully

Thumbnail image for Unbelievable Story of  a 12-Year-Old Cyberbully by Barbara J. Feldman July 14, 2014

Melody Coffey and Julia Young are normal 12-years living in a small town in Texas. Normal excerpt for an apparently 12-year-old cyberbully that has turned their lives into a living hell. After having their social media accounts hacked, receiving death threats, and having private family conversations revealed as if the cyberbully was listening or watching […]

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5 Ways to Increase Privacy on Your Cell Phone

Thumbnail image for 5 Ways to Increase Privacy on Your Cell Phone by Barbara J. Feldman July 7, 2014

With privacy concerns all over the news, several mobile handset makers are releasing new models with extra privacy features built-in. But there’s no need to throw your current handset out, as there is plenty you can do with your current Android or iPhone to make it harder for anyone to spy on your activities. 1) […]

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10 Reasons Why Uber is Better than a Taxi

Thumbnail image for 10 Reasons Why Uber is Better than a Taxi by Barbara J. Feldman June 30, 2014

Those of you’ve who’ve never used Uber might be wondering why I am reviewing a taxi service on my Tech Tips blog. But once you try Uber , you’ll understand. Uber is a phone app that summons a driver. When the car arrives, tell him where you want to go. When you arrive, simply thank […]

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President Kennedy Has a Twitter Account (Really!)

Thumbnail image for President Kennedy Has a Twitter Account (Really!) by Barbara J. Feldman June 23, 2014

Can dead presidents tweet? It seems they can! The John F. Kennedy Library has a Twitter account (@JFKSaid) that tweets Kennedy quotes (complete with appropriate hashtags) in response to current events. Or, as they describe it, “President Kennedy’s words in today’s world.” Will you follow @JFKSaid? I just did. For #Mexico and the US share […]

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Protect Yourself from Unwanted Surveillance

Thumbnail image for Protect Yourself from Unwanted Surveillance by Barbara J. Feldman June 16, 2014

If the NSA truly wants to compile a dossier about you, these simple tips probably won’t be enough, but they certainly are a good start to avoid unwanted snooping, whether from a government agency or a rouge bad guy. 1) Install HTTPS Everywhere. HTTPS Everywhere is both a movement and a browser plugin. Installing the […]

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Google Pushes to Make Email More Private

Thumbnail image for Google Pushes to Make Email More Private by Barbara J. Feldman June 9, 2014

If you are a Google Gmail user, your email is accessed and transmitted over a secure connection. But not all email providers offer end-to-end email security (which equals privacy), and Google is calling them out with new Safer Email campaign. In this report, Gmail revealed that 71% of email they send to other providers is […]

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